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Mudgee

Wine-growing area (GI) named after the main town of the same name in the Australian state of New South Wales. The Aboriginal name means "nest in the mountains" and refers to the location in the middle of hills. It belongs to the Central Ranges zone. Viticulture has been practiced here continuously since 1856. The vineyards cover over 800 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 500 meters, which are planted with the red varieties Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as with the white varieties Chardonnay, Sémillon and Verdelho. The hot and dry climate with the danger of spring frosts requires an artificial one irrigation, A large part of the wines go to producers in the 140 kilometers to the east Hunter Valley and is quite similar to those there. Well-known producers are Botobolar Vineyard, Craigmoor, Harris, Huntington, Miramar Wines, Montrose Wines, Rosemount Estate and Thistle Hill.

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