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Australian Wine Country: Western Australia

Renowned for big ripe reds, Australia's white wines are turning heads, too.

Let's take a look at Western Australia's vineyards and pair some recipes with the wines being made there.




Western Australia makes up about one-third of Australia's landmass. Despite its massive size, it still puts out only about four percent of Australia's total wine production. The best spots for wine are in the south, touching along the coast where temperatures are cooler. Some of the most auspicious spots are found in the sub-appellation of Margaret River. The Margaret River region juts out like a pouty lip into the warm Indian Ocean at about the spot where it joins up with the cooler waters of the Southern Ocean. Chardonnay is a big winner here, where it typically exhibits rich, complex flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive in the moderate climate as well.

Try with a Margaret River Chardonnay:


Read more about Australian wine country and find recipes for pairing:

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robert 
Feb. 1, 2010 12:31 pm
The Margaret River region juts out like a pouty lip into the warm Indian Ocean at about the spot where it joins up with the cooler waters of the Southern Ocean. Chardonnay is a big winner here. ============== Robert Julia Brisbane real estate
 
Pappadecker 
Aug. 23, 2010 8:30 am
G'day mate! Just recently visited both the Margaret River wine region this past July as well as the Swan River wine region near Pert in Western Australia. Brought home several bottles of wine. My wife found two Rieslings that struck her fancy. Her favorite was the Riesling from "Flametree" made with grapes from the Frankland river nearby. Her second choice the Dry Riesling from Howard Park. I found two reds to my liking both from Flametree. The Frankland River Shiraz and the Margret River Cabernet Merlot were excellent. The Howard Park winery was top notch. The region also boasts a wonderful Chocolate Factory, several local cheese makers, 6 breweries (Bootleggers was superb), an olive oil and soap maker and too many other wineries to list. July is winter down under but for a Houston boy the weather was perfect!!!! The Margaret River Regional Wine Center will ship a case of selected wines to the US for $250, you receive a 23% discount relief from Australian taxes. We spent 3 days in t
 
 
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