These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours, fresh natural acidity and are perfect for making seriously good wines.
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The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.
Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.
Apart from being the most southerly wine region in Australia, Tasmania has among the coolest growing subregions with the potential to make distinctly different wines than in the rest of the country.
Most well known for cool-climate varietals like Pinot noir and Chardonnay (thus sparkling too), Sauvignon Blanc smaller plantings of Riesling, Cabernet and Pinot Gris (more commonly Pinot labelled Pinot Grigio)
Historically, Tasmania can lay claim to being the founder of both the Victorian and South Australian wine industries as William Henty sailed from Launceston to Portland (in Victoria) in 1834 and planted grape cuttings there. Though not conclusively proven, it's believed that John Hack planted vines in South Australia in 1837, closely followed in 1838 by John Reynell.
Warmer vintages (possibly attributable to global warming) has had positive effects on region's industry, allowing grapes in recent vintages to achieve full phenolic ripeness, making for vibrant wines that have been widely accepted as world class.
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About the brand Frogmore Creek
Frogmore Creek Wines viticulture team focus on producing the highest quality fruit with an underlying ethos of environmentally sustainable vineyard practices. Founded on the principle of striving for excellence extending to all areas of the winemaking process: farming methods, wine production and service. Critical climate indicators such as rainfall, temperature, sunshine hours, number of rain days and humidity combine at the vineyards in the Coal River Valley, making it a world class, ultra-premium wine region. The accolades from their range of wines show that effort in the vineyards, including matching fitting varieties to their true cool climate viticulture practices, are not in vain. Frogmore Creek Wines has two vineyards both based in the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania. These vineyards are the Campania Vineyard and the Cambridge Vineyard.