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Riverland

Wine growing area (GI) in Australian State of South Australia, also known as the Murray River Valley, which belongs to the Lower Murray zone. It begins on the border with the state of Victoria and runs along the Murray River. The climate is typically continental, with long, hot days and cool nights. There is only precipitation in winter. The soils are sandy and moderately fertile. That is why it is artificial irrigation indispensable, for which the meandering Murray River is used. The sewer system was created in 1880 by the brothers George and William Chaffey. As a starting point, they chose the town of Renmark, where reservoirs were created. As a positive side effect, the floods were also mastered. This enabled new land to be opened up.

The vineyards now cover almost 9,500 hectares. Riverland is home to more than a third of Australia's grape production, which is why the area is also known as the "Great Barrel of Australia". Above all, white wines from Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard and Riesling are produced here. The main red varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Mostly it is simpler bulk wines, the so-called Bag-in-Boxes be filled. But also many successful ones brand wines other states use grapes from here. The Sultana variety becomes large quantities table grapes and raisins generated. Well-known producers are Angove's, Berri Estates, Renmano, Kingston Estate and Loxton Winery,

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