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Corked, screw top or even from the cask! Australian wines are grown all over the place and this quiz looks at ten of our top wine regions.

A multiple-choice quiz by VegemiteKid. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
VegemiteKid
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,452
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
246
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. The first wines in Victoria were grown in which region, also known as the river Melbourne is built on?

Hint

McLaren Vale
Sunbury
Yarra Valley
Handorf

2. Name this wine making region, situated approximately fifty kilometres northeast of Adelaide. It is considered one of Australia's oldest and premier wine regions and is home to the Penfolds, Orlando Wines and Wolf Blas labels. Hint

Swan Valley
Barossa Valley
Northam Valley
White Gum Valley

3. Which wine region in southwest Western Australia is noted for its range of boutique wines? Not sure, just ask Peggy.

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Hint

Margaret River
Swan River
Frankland River
Murray River

4. The Tamar Valley, the location of the Pipers River wine region, meanders for nearly 60 km from Launceston through the heart of vineyard country in which Australian state? Hint

Victoria
Northern Territory
New South Wales
Tasmania

5. Located in northern Victoria, Rutherglen produces exceptional wines from the Durif grape. What type of wine is produced from this grape?


Hint

Red
White
Rose
Sparkling

6. The name of which South Australian wine region is derived from the Aboriginal word for honeysuckle? Hint

Corrigin
Wagin
Coonawarra
Narrogin

7. Producing 15% of all of Australia's grapes, the Riverina wine district of New South Wales is based around which large rural town? Hint

Lismore
Griffith
Bendigo
Busselton

8. You could be forgiven for thinking they make Scotch whisky but which region, located 38 kilometres south of Adelaide (South Australia), is included within the Great wine capitals of the World? Hint

Oxley Vale
Grose Vale
McLaren Vale
Berkeley Vale

9. The Riverland Region in South Australia is supported by what large river that also forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales?


Hint

Swan
Murray
Manning
Loddon

10. If you stalk your way to New South Wales you will find which wine region that was pivotal to the start of Australia's wine and viticulture industries? Hint

Derwent Valley
Grass Valley
Hunter Valley
Huon Valley


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The first wines in Victoria were grown in which region, also known as the river Melbourne is built on?

Answer: Yarra Valley

Yering station was the first place in Victoria to have wine grapes. The area produces cooler-climate wines. There are numerous wineries of growing reputation in the area, that offer wine sales at cellar doors and tastings paired with foods. There are also viticulture courses.
2. Name this wine making region, situated approximately fifty kilometres northeast of Adelaide. It is considered one of Australia's oldest and premier wine regions and is home to the Penfolds, Orlando Wines and Wolf Blas labels.

Answer: Barossa Valley

The Barossa was surveyed in 1839 after its promise was revealed by an expedition led by Colonel Light, some two years earlier. Blessed with a continental climate the area holds some of the oldest grape stock in the country. The area is famous for its "old vine" Shiraz, which is generally described as a full bodied red with rich chocolate flavours.

Other varieties are not excluded and the region is also noted for it's fine Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The area is so important to Australia's wine reputation that in 2011 steps were taken by the South Australian premier to introduce legislation that would protect its unique heritage.
3. Which wine region in southwest Western Australia is noted for its range of boutique wines? Not sure, just ask Peggy. .

Answer: Margaret River

Margaret River is relatively young but this has not prevented it from producing extraordinary premium wines. With a climate that is very similar to Bordeaux's, during a dry vintage, this area produces only 4% of Australia's wine but its output represents over 20% of Australia's premium wines. Consequently, its name and boundaries are protected assiduously. Evenly split between the amount of red and white wine the region is noted for varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chenin blanc and Verdelho
4. The Tamar Valley, the location of the Pipers River wine region, meanders for nearly 60 km from Launceston through the heart of vineyard country in which Australian state?

Answer: Tasmania

The Tamar Valley's wines come from more than thirty vineyards. The grapes used for the sparkling wines produced in Tasmania are highly prized internationally. The area regularly produces award winning wines. The majority of Tasmanian wines are dry whites, but production of some reds has commenced in regions such as Coal Rover and Freycinet.
5. Located in northern Victoria, Rutherglen produces exceptional wines from the Durif grape. What type of wine is produced from this grape?

Answer: Red

The Durif grape was an accidental cross from Southern France. It enjoys the hot dry climate of Northern Victoria, with the grape stock in Rutherglen having been planted over 100 years ago. There are many wineries in Rutherglen and newer wineries do not necessarily use the durif grape. However, the entire region is known for its robust wines and prize-winning vintages.
6. The name of which South Australian wine region is derived from the Aboriginal word for honeysuckle?

Answer: Coonawarra

Settled on South Australia's Limestone Coast is the Coonawarra wine region, one of Australia's premier producers of Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The first vines were planted here in 1890 in what is described as "terra rossa" soil, slightly clayey, reddish in colour and well drained. It almost Mediterranean in nature. Coupled with climactic conditions, not dissimilar to Bordeaux in France, it has proven the perfect venue for the industry. The leading producers in this area are Wynns and Penfolds.
7. Producing 15% of all of Australia's grapes, the Riverina wine district of New South Wales is based around which large rural town?

Answer: Griffith

The region was populated by a large number of Italians, in particular in the 1920s by Vittorio De Bortoli, who was an emigré from Treviso. They brought with them their rich culture of food and wine-growing. Located in an area that is plentifully supplied with water for irrigation (though not with good rainfall), and with soil that contains limestone rubble, the Riverina Wine Region produces many great wines, including traditional fortified wines.
8. You could be forgiven for thinking they make Scotch whisky but which region, located 38 kilometres south of Adelaide (South Australia), is included within the Great wine capitals of the World?

Answer: McLaren Vale

The early economy of this region was highly dependent upon cereal crops and it wasn't until 1838 that John Reynell and Thomas Hardy planted the very first grape vines here. Their wineries, Seaview and Hardy Wines, would emerge as two of the larger wine producers in the country.

The area is blessed with a Mediterranean climate and is noted for producing wonderful dry red wines, in particular those of the Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre varieties. In the early part of the twenty first century it was estimated that there were some 88 cellar doors in the area, most of them family run businesses of a boutique nature.
9. The Riverland Region in South Australia is supported by what large river that also forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales?

Answer: Murray

Murray River is one of the world's longest navigable rivers and with the adequate supply of water, Canadian brothers George and Ben Chaffey established Australia's first irrigation colony at Renmark in 1887 and that was the start of a viable and productive industry. There are some 900 wineries in the area, mostly boutique in nature.
10. If you stalk your way to New South Wales you will find which wine region that was pivotal to the start of Australia's wine and viticulture industries?

Answer: Hunter Valley

Early in the nineteenth century the first vines were planted in the Hunter Valley. It has since gone on to be world renowned for the quality of its wines, the most iconic being its Hunter Valley Semillon. The main thrust of wine here is the range of whites and it would not be difficult to find yourself sipping a range here that includes Chardonnay and Verdelho.

The climate here is closer to sub-tropical though it is classed as Mediterranean and being close to the Pacific Ocean there are definite maritime influences in its produce.
Source: Author VegemiteKid

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