Australia is known to have many wine regions and has won many awards for their excellent wines. It is also said that Australia produces over 1,240,000 tons of wine per year and exports approximately 750 million liters per year. Here is a list of the finest wineries in Australia.
Yarra Valley Winery
There are many wineries situated in Yarra, but one of the best is Bortoli, it has been there since 1928, but the De Bortoli’s bought the vineyard and winery in 1987. It has Shiraz vines that have been there since 1970’s. They produce a wide range of wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. De Bortoli’s also has a restaurant at the estate that reflects the family’s Italian heritage.
It was one of the first vineyards and wineries to be established in Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The first vineyard blocks were planted in 1967 and its first vintage wine was out in 1971. It mainly grows Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Therefore it is equally famous for its red wine Australia and well as its white wine. You get the ultimate experience when you visit Vasse Felix as they give you a tour of the winemaking process and also has a restaurant which will let you have good food to go with your amazing wine.
Jacob’s creek is one of Australia’s largest wine brands and has been there for over 160 years. Jacob’s creek is located in the wine-producing region of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. It was first discovered in 1837 and planted its first grape vines in 1847. Jacob’s creek produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Chardonnay. Jacob’s creek includes fun activities for tourists such as, a food and wine master class and the opportunity to picnic and cycle through the vineyards.
Burch Family Wines
Burch Family Wines have two established wineries in Western Australia, one located in South West and the other in the Great Southern. It has three major brands, Howard Park, Mad Fish and Marchand and Burch. And is also one of the first Australian families to gain possession in the production of a French Burgundian Grand Cru. It is famous for its Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot noir, Muscat, and Rose, to name a few and they have a reputation for being able to produce wine which is very well balanced. An added advantage with Burch Family Wines is that they have a website, which allows you to order wine online. Visit http://www.burchfamilywines.com.au/products/wines/sparkling/default.aspx
After reading the above you will have knowledge on some of the best wineries in Australia and how they came to be. When you visit Australia make sure to visit at least three of these places, we guarantee that they will not disappoint, especially if you acquire a taste for wine!