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Riverland

Winegrowing area (GI) in the Australian State of South Australia, which may also be referred to as the Murray River Valley and belongs to the Lower Murray Zone. It starts on the border with the state of Victoria and stretches along the Murray River. The climate is typically continental, with long, hot days and cool nights. Rainfall is only in winter. The soils are sandy and moderately fertile. That is why an artificial irrigation unavoidable, for which the Murray River meandering through the vast area is used. The channeling 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, it was also the flooding Lord. As a result, new land could be developed.

The vineyards today comprise nearly 9,500 hectares. The 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 most important red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. For the most part, these are simpler bulk wines, which are in so-called Bag-in-Boxes be bottled. But also many successful brand wines other states use grapes from here. The variety Sultana will be large quantities table grapes and raisins generated. Well-known producers are Angove's, Berri Estates, Renmano, and Kingston Estate Loxton Winery,

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