Best NSW Wine Regions
Since the first grapevine was planted at Sydney Cove in 1788, the wine industry in New South Wales has flourished.
Just two hours north-west of the city is the famed Hunter Valley wine region. This is the oldest continuously planted region in Australia, producing acclaimed Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. The Hawkesbury Nepean region is also close to Sydney with historic villages and pretty wineries. The Southern Highlands is a more recent producer, well suited to producing delicious cool-climate wines.
There are delicious cool-climate wines produced in Orange and the Hilltops region near Young and excellent cellar doors and good dining options at wineries in Mudgee and Canberra.
The emerging New England North West region has a unique climate and soils that produce distinctive wines full of flavour. The Murray/Darling and Perricoota wine regions are based around the Murray River, producing shiraz, merlot, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon grape varieties.