Canberra wineries

The Canberra District wine region, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and parts of New South Wales surrounding Canberra, was established in 1998. Spanning 340 hectares of vineyards, this region is known for its cool climate, ideal for producing a diverse range of wines. Characterized by a varied climate encompassing hot summers, cool nights, and cooling sea breezes, the Canberra District supports the cultivation of different grape varieties, with Riesling standing out prominently. Renowned winemakers like Ken Helm have played a significant role in elevating the region's reputation for exceptional Riesling wines.

One of the most famous wines from the Canberra District is the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, a blend of Shiraz and Viognier grapes first crafted in 1986. This innovative wine received acclaim early on, earning the title of Wine of the Year NSW in 1992. Alongside Riesling and Shiraz, the region also thrives in cultivating other grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and GrĂ¼ner Veltliner, further enhancing its reputation for quality wines.

Beyond its grape diversity and wine offerings, the Canberra District wine region provides a rich cultural experience for visitors.

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