Thu 07 May 2015

Get To Know Australia’s Wine Regions: Infographic

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Some members may remember that in November last year we produced an infographic all about Rioja.

At the time there was lots of positive feedback with members keen to see more.

So why not move from a relatively well-defined winemaking region like Rioja to one of the largest wine producing countries in the world, Australia?!


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The sheer quantity of information available about Australian wine is mind blowing: everything from exact grape tonnage by year to daily temperatures and pretty much anything else imaginable. Trying to cram it in all this into one simple infographic would be a like trying to define wine in a single word, so I happily admit this is not an attempt to do so but more of starting point when delving into Aussie wines or as an aide-mémoire for those already familiar.

The list of sub regions, grapes and producers featured is far from exhaustive but hopefully members will find it of some use and as always your suggestions on improvements or other regions to represent in this way are more than welcome.

Gareth Park
Marketing Campaign Manager

Our current offer of Australian wines, featuring the fruits of buyer Sarah Knowles’ most recent trip to the region, can be found here.

Categories : Australia

Comments

  1. Robert Riggall says:

    What about Tasmania? They produce some interesting dry white wines, I’m told.

    • Martin Brown says:

      Thanks for your comment. As Gareth writes, ‘Trying to cram it in all this into one simple infographic would be a like trying to define wine in a single word, so I happily admit this is not an attempt to do so but more of starting point when delving into Aussie wines or as an aide-mémoire for those already familiar.’ As such, Tasmania just missed out. You can find some info and a link to the wines currently in stock (including our own Exhibition Tasmania Chardonnay and a sparkling wine under the Blind Spot label) at the end of our ‘How to Buy’ guide here: http://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/shop.aspx?section=pl&pl=WAT&pc=AAAZ&cc=WDRINK
      Many thanks
      Martin Brown
      The Wine Society

    • James says:

      and Fantastic Pinot Noir (which hardly leaves the country) and of course not forgetting sparkling wines made by Jansz.
      Having just come back from a holiday to Australia, i feel that Tasmania’s wine (on average) are superior to those found in the Hunter and as such their omission from this list is a great shame. Especially as Martin acknowledges that the society has wine from Tasmania!
      Oh and if you wanted another reason to pop it on Sullivans Cove American Oak won world whisky of the year in 2014.
      If you are to make a hard copy I feel Tasmanias inclusion is a must!

  2. charles ennis says:

    Looks excellent but difficult to read detail on the regional maps. Do you have a hard copy?

    • Martin Brown says:

      Thanks for your comment. We do not have plans for a hard copy at present but it may be worth clicking on the image twice in order to magnify the detail?

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