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Wine Basics By Region - Murray Darling Print

Overview

The Mildura Murray Darling is among the largest wine regions in Australia, with more 800 growers and 15,000 hectares. The region produces in the vicinity of 300,000 tonnes annually for some of the world's best known brands.

Depending on seasonal conditions, the Mildura Murray Darling contributes up to about 20% of the national crush. Chardonnay is the dominant variety, followed by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Upcoming varieties include Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Viognier and Vermentino.