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The wine regions of Australia
Beeston, John.
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Publication Information:
St. Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2000.

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x, 526 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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This authoritative guide to Australia's newly classified wine regions is a classic in its field, and indispensable to all with a serious interest in Australian wine.

Author Notes

John Beeston is one of the leading authorities on Australian wine. He is the author of "Varietal Wines of Australia" and "Concise History of Australian Wine".

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Preface to second editionp. ix
Preface to first editionp. x
List of mapsp. xi
Introduction: appellation Australia and geographic indicationsp. 1
Pinot Noirp. 81
From gold to goldp. 180
Wine in Tasmaniap. 195
Cabernet Sauvignon & Cop. 257
Shirazp. 290
Chardonnay, Brian Croser and the Adelaide Hillsp. 336
Rieslingp. 359
Semillonp. 476
Part I Victoria
Western Victoria Zonep. 25
The Grampians Regionp. 25
The Pyrenees Regionp. 31
Henty Regionp. 37
Other wineries of Western Victoriap. 43
Central Victoria Zonep. 47
Bendigo Regionp. 47
Central Victorian High Country (interim)p. 56
Goulburn Valley Regionp. 60
Nagambie Lakes Sub-Regionp. 67
Heathcote Region (proposed)p. 69
Heathcote Sub-Region (proposed)p. 75
Strathbogie Ranges Region (proposed)p. 75
Port Phillip Zonep. 86
Wineries within Port Phillip Zone but outside any regionp. 86
Yarra Valley Regionp. 87
Mornington Peninsula Regionp. 108
Geelong Regionp. 124
Sunbury Regionp. 131
Macedon Ranges Region (proposed)p. 136
Gippsland Zonep. 146
West Gippslandp. 148
South Gippslandp. 149
East Gippslandp. 153
North East Victoria Zonep. 156
Rutherglen Regionp. 156
Alpine Valleysp. 165
Beechworth Regionp. 169
King Valley Region (interim registration)p. 172
Other Wineries within the North East Victoria Zonep. 178
North West Victoria Zonep. 182
Murray--Darling Regionp. 182
Swan Hill Regionp. 188
Part II Tasmania
Wineries without vineyards specialising in making wine from Tasmania-wide sourcesp. 197
Northern Tasmania (Tamar Valley, Pipers Brook and the North West)p. 197
East Coast Tasmaniap. 207
Southern Tasmaniap. 210
Part III South Australia
The Adelaide Superzonep. 221
Barossa Zonep. 223
Barossa Valley Regionp. 223
Eden Valley Regionp. 245
High Eden Sub-regionp. 254
Limestone Coast Zonep. 261
Robe Rangesp. 261
Bordertownp. 261
Coonawarra Regionp. 263
Padthaway Regionp. 278
Wrattonbullyp. 282
Mount Benson Regionp. 285
Penola Region (interim registration)p. 288
Other Limestone Coast Vineyards and Wineriesp. 289
Fleurieu Zonep. 292
Langhorne Creek Regionp. 292
McLaren Vale Regionp. 299
Kangaroo Island Regionp. 318
Currency Creek Region (interim)p. 323
Southern Fleurieu Peninsulap. 326
The Peninsulas Zonep. 330
Lower Murray Zonep. 331
Riverland Regionp. 331
Mount Lofty Ranges Zonep. 339
Adelaide Hills Regionp. 339
Lenswood Sub-regionp. 354
Piccadilly Valley Sub-regionp. 356
Winery within the Mount Lofty Ranges Zone but not within a Regionp. 361
Clare Valley Regionp. 361
Part IV Western Australia
Eastern Plains, Inland and North of Western Australiap. 381
West Australian South East Coastal Zonep. 381
South West Australia Zonep. 382
Geographe Regionp. 382
Margaret River Regionp. 388
Great Southern Regionp. 410
Mount Barker Sub-regionp. 421
Albany Sub-regionp. 421
Porongurup Sub-regionp. 423
Frankland River Sub-regionp. 424
Pemberton Region (interim registration)p. 426
Manjimup Region (interim registration)p. 433
Blackwood Valley Regionp. 437
Central Western Australia Zonep. 441
Greater Perth Zonep. 442
Peel Regionp. 442
Swan Districts Regionp. 445
Perth Hills Regionp. 456
Part V New South Wales
Big Rivers Zonep. 465
Perricoota Regionp. 465
Riverina Regionp. 467
Central Ranges Zonep. 478
Cowra Regionp. 479
Mudgee Regionp. 486
Orange Regionp. 498
Hunter Valley Zonep. 506
Hunter Regionp. 506
Broke Fordwich Sub-regionp. 536
South Coast Zonep. 540
Southern New South Wales Zonep. 543
Canberra District Regionp. 544
Hilltops Regionp. 552
Tumbarumba Regionp. 557
Northern Rivers Zonep. 561
Hastings Valley Regionp. 561
Northern Slopes Zonep. 565
Western Plains Zonep. 566
Part VI Queensland and Northern Territory
Queensland Zonep. 569
The Granite Belt Region (interim registration)p. 571
South Burnett Regionp. 580
Northern Territory Zonep. 584
Glossaryp. 585
Bibliographyp. 587
Acknowledgementsp. 587
Index of Wineriesp. 588