Australian wine lovers are in luck – the country is one of the world’s top ten wine producers and is also at the forefront of the latest and most innovative wine-making technologies. Most Australian wines are produced in the southeastern valleys of New South Wales and around the Limestone Coast, but wines produced in Western Australia are quickly becoming the new favourites of savvy wine connoisseurs.
In particular, Margaret River wineries account for 20 per cent of Australia’s total wine production. Here are some interesting figures to keep in mind:
The local vineyards cover more than 5,000 hectares
Margaret River is home to over 215 vineyards
More than 150 wine-makers operate in the region
More than a dozen grape varieties are grown in the fertile soils of this region, ranging from the popular Cabernet Sauvignon to lesser-known varieties like the aromatic Petit Verdot or the rich and berry-like Carnelian grapes.