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Murray Darling

After the two rivers Murray River and Darling River designated winegrowing area (GI) in the Australian State of Victoria. He belongs to the Central Ranges zone and overlaps with the New Rivers Wales area of ​​the Big River (which is why he appears there). The area extends to the border of the two states of New South Wales and Victoria from Echuca to Mildura along the Murray River. The continental hot and dry climate with droughts requires artificial irrigation, The basis for this was created by the Canadian brothers Chaffey from the 1880s (see below Mildara pale ). The vineyards cover 3,200 hectares of vineyards, which were created mainly around the city of Mildura. They are planted with the red varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with the white varieties Chardonnay, Colombard and Chenin Blanc. To a greater extent, too table grapes generated. Well-known producers include Deakin Estate, Farrell Estate, Château Mildura, Roberts Estate Wines, Stanley Wine Company, Tall Poppy Wines and Zilzie Wines.

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