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SYDNEY WINE REGION

Geographical Indication: Sydney (proposed)
General History of the Area
Geology of the Sydney Basin
Climate
Wine & Grape History

Formed with the main objective of establishing the "Sydney Wine Region", the Association (Nepean Hawkesbury Wine & Grape Growers Association Inc, now known as Sydney Vignerons Association Inc.) submitted their application for Geographical Indication (GI) in September 2002. A copy of the submitted application is available for download (see below).

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REGION AT A GLANCE

Location (Richmond): 3360'S, 15178'E
Elevation: 10 - 570m
Annual Rainfall: 810 mm
Oct-Apr Rainfall: 573 mm
Mean January Temp: 23.5 C
Mean Annual Range: 13.1 C
Heat Degree Days: 2295 C
Oct-Apr Relative Humidity 72.3%
Oct-Apr Sunshine Hours: 7.1 hrs per day
Soils: Sandy loams to medium clay
Vines first planted: 1788
Top varieties grown: Chardonnay
Shiraz
Cabernet Sauv.
Semillon
Merlot
Chambourcin

 

 

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