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Wine Regions of Queensland in Australia

Queensland is one of the state of Australia. It is the largest Australian state after Western Australia and lies in the north-eastern part of the continent. The state has its capital at Brisbane. This state does have some wine regions but these are not as famous as that of New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia.

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There are two Geographical Indicator wine regions in Queensland. These are the Granite Belt and the South Burnett.

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The Granite Belt region of Queensland is situated right on the border, to its south-eastern side, with southern state of New South Wales. The region is the larger than the Burnett wine region which lies to its north.

The Granite Belt region is located 1000 meters above sea level and this is the only region in this State where you have four different seasons during the year. The most important varietals of this region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Verdelho and Viognier.

Some of the major wines coming from this region are Lucas Estate, Monticello, Pyramid Road, Ridge Mill Estate and many others.

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South Burnett

The Burnett region is situated to the west of Noosa heads and Sunshine Coast which are coastal areas to the north of Brisbane. This region has Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as the major grape growing varieties. Next important are Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz and Verdelho. This region is further divided into Northern and Southern wineries region.

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The north Burnett region has been formed as an amalgamation of six different local councils in 2008. The South Burnett region was the result of amalgamation of four local councils, again in 2008.

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The Top 10 Wine Regions on Earth

Here is a list of top 10 wine regions in the world:

  1. France: Undoubtedly, it is the most fabulous wine region in the world. Also, the home to Champagne region that produces the world’s most exquisite sparkling wines.wine-map-france
  2. Italy: Italy comes next to France but produces wines of equally fabulous qualities.wine_regions_italy
  3. Spain: Next come Spain with its mind blowing Tempranillo and Airén grape varieties.wine regions spain
  4. USA: California is the place to be when it comes to American wines with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay being most popularly planted varieties.california-wine-regions
  5. Argentina: Argentinean Malbec and Chardonnay are famous all over the world.Argentina_wine_regions
  6. Australia: Home to the Penfold’s Grange, Australia has some of the most remarkable wineries in the world. Beautiful Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines dominate the Australian wine scene.australia wine regions
  7. Germany: German Rieslings are to die for. The country also produces some fabulous Müller-Thurgau.                   germany wine regions
  8. South Africa: Ranking seventh in the list of most popular wine regions in the world, South Africa is long known for its remarkable Chenin Blanc.
  9. Chile: Chilean Cabernets and Chardonnays are very popular along with Carmenere being their flagship wine varietal.                 Chile Wine Regions
  10. Portugal: This is where the marvelous port wines hail from.wine regions portugal