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Riverina

Winegrowing area (GI) about 500 kilometers west of Sydney in the Murrumbidgee Valley of the Australian State of New South Wales. It is part of the Big Rivers zone and is also known as the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) or, after the main town, Griffith-Riverina. Here about two-thirds of the federal amount is produced. Due to the extremely hot and dry summer is an artificial irrigation unavoidable, which is done with the waters of the Murray River, among others. The vineyards cover about 5,200 hectares of vineyards. At around 75%, white wines are produced mainly from Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Trebbiano, which are in the so-called Bag-in-Boxes be bottled. The most important red wines are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It also produces table grapes. A specialty are sherry-like dessert wines and noble sweet wines. Well-known wine producers are De Bortoli, Lindeman's. McWilliams, Miranda, Orlando, Riverina Wines, Wilton Estate and Yellow tail (Casella).

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