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Murray Darling

Wine growing area (GI) named after the two rivers Murray River and Darling River Australian State of victoria. It belongs to the Central Ranges zone and overlaps with the Big Rivers area in the neighboring state of New South Wales (which is why it also appears there). The area extends on 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 ones irrigation, The basis for this was created by the Canadian brothers Chaffey from the 1880s (see under Mildara pale ). The vineyards cover 3,200 hectares of vineyards, which were mainly created around the city of Mildura. They are planted with the red varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as with the white varieties Chardonnay, Colombard and Chenin Blanc. On a larger scale, too table grapes generated. Well-known producers are Deakin Estate, Farrell Estate, Château Mildura, Roberts Estate Wines, Stanley Wine Company, Tall Poppy Wines and Zilzie Wines.

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