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Rutherglen

Wine growing area (GI) in Australian State of Victoria, which belongs to the North East Victoria zone. There is the Wahgunyah sub-area. Winegrowing started here with the gold rush around 1850. The adjoining Glenrowan is considered a twin area. The wineries and vineyards are located on the left bank of the Murray River between Lake Mulwala and Albury. The right bank is also used for viticulture, but it is part of the state of New South Wales to the north. The different soils range from basalt to clay. There is a continental, very warm climate without maritime influences, and spring frosts are common. The vineyards cover around 1,000 hectares. Important varieties of white wine are Chardonnay, Sémillon, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Muscat Blanc and Muscadelle, important red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Durif and Carignan. Rutherglen is the leading Australian area for fortified dessert wines, which are called Muscat and Tokay (from Muscadelle). They will be similar to that Madeira exposed to heat in corrugated iron barracks and thereby get the typical caramel, Producers are All Saints ( Brown Brothers ), Buller, Campbells Winery, Chambers, Cofield, Morris Wines, Mount Prior Vineyard and Stanton & Killeen.

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