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Riverina

Wine growing area (GI) around 500 kilometers west of Sydney in the Murrumbidgee Valley of the Australian State of New South Wales. It belongs to the Big Rivers Zone and is also known as the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) or after the main town also Griffith-Riverina. Around two thirds of the state's volume is produced here. Because of the extremely hot and dry summers is an artificial one irrigation unavoidable, which occurs, among other things, with the waters of the Murray River. The vineyards cover around 5,200 hectares of vineyards. Around 75% of white wines are made up of mostly Chardonnay. Sémillon. Riesling. Gewurztraminer and Trebbiano Toscano generated in the so-called Bag-in-Boxes be filled. The main red wine varieties are Shiraz. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, It will be too table grapes generated. Are a specialty sherry similar 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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