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States of

Australia

New South Wales

Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory

Queensland

(Tasmania)

2

What is CSIRO?

Commonwealth Scientific &
Industrial Research Organization

Based in Adelaide, SA

3

What is Apera?

This is the name for Sherry-like aperitif drinks.

It was adopted in 2011 after a trade agreement with the EU banned any terms in use by regions of Europe (Sherry, Port, Burgundy, etc...)

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Recent drought years in SA

2003

2006

2007

2008

2009

5

What is AWBC?

Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation

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- Established 1981

- Now known as Wine Australia (2010)

- Regulates labeling language & geographical boundaries.

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Minimum percentage for

Region

in Australia

85%

7

Minimum percentage for

Varietal

in Australia

85%

8

Minimum percentage for

Vintage

in Australia

85%

9

What are the different types of

Geographical Indications (GI) of Australia?

(large-small)

(Super Zone)

State

Zone

Region

Sub Region

10

What is a

Hogshead?

Tradtional Wine Barrel of Australia

300L

11

What is the

Darling Scarp?

Important Mountain Range of Western Australia

From WineAustralia:
This is the edge of the Yilgarn Craton and rises only to 400m.  The best Western Australian regions are on this scarp - from Perth Hills down to Pemberton

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What is a

Puncheon?

Traditional Wine Barrel of Australia

450-500L

13

What is the

Great Dividing Range?

An important mountain range that stretches from all the way up in QLD, through NSW, and VIC.

From WineAustralia:
This is a major landform consisting of mountains and uplands. It is important to most of the GIs in New South Wales and Victoria. It brings height and acts as a barrier to tropical rain systems that come down the east coast effectively creating a rain shadow.

The only major wine region on ’wrong’ side of range is the Hunter Valley which typically experiences mid-summer and harvest rain

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14

What are

The Mount Lofty Ranges?

Important Mountain Range in South Australia

From WineAustralia:
This range makes viticulture possible in Adelaide Hills, Clare, Barossa and Eden Valleys.

(seriously, thats all they wrote...)

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Traditional Barrels of

Australia

Hogshead
300L

Puncheon
450-500L

16

What is the

South Eastern Australia Super Zone?

Large Wine producing Super Zone in Australia.

Covers all of NSW, VIC, and TAS.  Also encompasses the most important wine growing areas of SA, and QLD.

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17

What are the definitions for a

sub-region?

Must be:

- a single tract of land

- minimum five (5) independently owned vineyards
--- must be minimum five hectares (5 ha) each

- minimum 500 tonnes of wine grapes produced annually

18

What are the main three mountain ranges of

Australia?

Darling Scarp
(Western Australia)

Mount Loft Ranges
(South Australia)

Great Dividing Range
(Eastern Australia)