Australia's Wine Regions – The Top 3 to Visit
Australia has over 60 designated wine regions and has become known across the world for their award-winning wines. If you are a lover of wine and planning to immigrate to Australia, you will be very pleased when you arrive at one of the top 3 wine regions in the country.
Almost all of the wine regions host annual festivals, where you can sample the local wine and food, get a taste for the local culture and enjoy the beautifull scenery.
Hunter Valley, New South Wales
This is Australia’s oldest wine growing region. It is well known for its cooking schools, fine dining, health spa retreats, golf courses and galleries. When you visit this wine region, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the local cheeses, charcuterie, dairy goods, hand-made chocolates olive oils and sourdough breads. You can take part in a wine tasting class or taste a wide selection of wines from more than 150 cellars. After you have had your fill of wines and cheeses, you can take a hot-air balloon ride, a helicopter ride, go shopping for antiques or float around the region’s many art galleries.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
This region is one of the oldest in the country. The European immigrants first settled here in 1842 and you can still see the old world charm today. There are about 150 different wineries in the Barossa Valley. This region is known for its seasonal produce, award-winning restaurants and artistic food producers. Take a drive through the region on a motorbike, float in a hot-air balloon or hire a vintage care to explore the area – the choice is yours!
Clare Valley, South Australia
This region is best known for the fantastic Riesling that is produced here. Some people even refer to this region as the home of Riesling. The Mediterranean-style climate is perfect for the production of Riesling, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This valley has over 40 wineries, most of which can be found along the 40km corridor between the towns of Clare and Auburn. You and your family can explore the region on foot or by bicycle, and for those who are looking for more style, why not hire a limousine to explore the area?
There you have it! The top 3 wine regions in Australia to visit once you arrive. If you have not already begun the process of obtaining a visa to get to Australia, contact the professionals at New World Immigration to get the ball rolling.