While Australia has about 60 wine regions, the country has 103 defined "geographic indications" for wine growing districts covering zones, regions and sub-regions. Every state & territory produces wines, with the largest producing states being NSW, Victoria & South Australia.
A huge diversity of wines are produced by the thousands of producers within Australia. From the quality sparkling wines of Tasmania to the superbly structured fortified wines of Rutherglen; from the powerfully fruited Shirazes of the Barossa to the exquisite freshness of young Hunter Semillons; from the citrussy zip of Clare Valley Rieslings to the powerfully complex Margaret River Chardonnays you are certain to find a style to suit your palate.
Australia has approximately 170,000 hectares under vine.
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New Zealand's wine regions are spread from the very north of the North Island to the southern part of the South Island. The result is that New Zealand produces quite a diverse mix wine styles. Martinborough (part of the Wairarapa region) is best known for pinot noir. Hawke's Bay produces excellent chardonnay's, bordeaux style reds & Syrah's. Marlborough is best known for sauvignon blanc, Central Otago for pinot noir, more