GUIDEBOOK TO THE WINE REGIONS OF AUSTRALIA
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Stretching from the Queensland border in the north, all the way to the town of Tamworth in the south, the New England wine region is one of the largest in New South Wales. It surrounds the city of Armidale and a string of historic towns such as Glen Innes and Tenterfield, as it reaches north to Queensland.
Surrounding the township of Young in the Southern New South Wales wine zone, the Hilltops region is bordered by the Gundagai region to the south-west, and the Canberra District to the south-east, with the Cowra and Orange wine regions to the north. It’s about two hours’ drive from Canberra, and four hours from Sydney.
One of the largest wine regions in Australia, the Great Southern covers an area that spans 100kms north to south, and 150kms east to west. It is comprised of five sub-regions - Frankland River, Porongurup, Denmark, Mount Barker and Albany - with much of the region still unclassified, opening the door for the possibility of future sub-regions.
Situated in the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains, sandwiched between the Victorian border to the south, and the Gundagai region to the north, sits the Tumbarumba wine region. It's centred around the town of Tumbarumba, which lies about halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, approximately 120kms southwest of Canberra.
Among all of the world-class regions in Western Australia, Pemberton is somewhat of a hidden gem. Tucked away along the coast, south-east of Margaret River, it is one of Australia's youngest wine regions, but also one of the most exciting.
Despite its name, the Canberra District wine region lies mostly in New South Wales. It encircles the city of Canberra and encompasses the northern part of the ACT, before pushing north into NSW, taking in the towns of Yass, Murrumbateman and Lake George, and down past Queanbeyan in the south.