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1

Where were the first vineyards of Australia planted in 1788?

New South Wales
-it is also the country's most populous state

2

What is the Great Dividing Range?

a complex of Mountain Ranges running along the north-south axis of Eastern Australia
-separates the wetter coastal areas from the more arid interior

3

New South Wales accounts for how much of Australia's total wine production?

approximately 1/4
-half of the state's production is to the west of the Great Dividing Range

4

The Riverina region in New South Wales is also known as what?

The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

5

Who is Casella?

The producer of Yellowtail
-sources most of it's fruit from Riverina

6

What is "Noble One" and who produces it?

an impressive , bortytised Semillon dessert wine produced by DeBortoli in Riverina

7

What mountain range is to the east of the Hunter Region(the lower half of the Hunter Valley zone)?

Brokenback Mountains

8

What is the climate of Hunter Valley?

Subtropical
-one of the warmest climates in Australia. A condition mitigated by high amounts of humidity, rain, and wind

9

60% of Hunter's output is white wine. What is the regions greatest white grape?

Semillon

10

what is Semillon known as in Hunter Valley?

"Hunter Riesling"

11

Name a top Hunter Valley Semmion?

Tyrell's "Vat 1"
-may age for over 2 decades to develop richness, honey, and buttered toast tones

12

What is the typical abv of a Hunter Valley Semillon?

11-12% abv

13

What is the 2nd most important white grape of Hunter Valley?

Verdelho

14

What sub-region of Hunter Valley claims the oldest Verdelho plantings in the country?

Broke Fordwich
-sandy, alluvial soils

15

What are the 2 most important red grapes of Hunter Valley?

Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon

16

The Canberra District region of New South Wales is split with what other region?

Australian Capital Territory
-Clonakilla's Canberry District Shiraz is one of Australia's finest.

17

The Tumbarumba GI produces what style of wine?

sparkling and still Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

18

What is the mountain range of the Tumbarumba GI ?

Snowy Mountains