Australia is undoubtedly one of the world powers of wine. The wine industry of Australia is perhaps the most technologically advanced on earth, and the success of Australian wines around the world is the envy of wine producers in many countries.
Australia has no native vines. Vinifera (wine making) grapevines came to the country in 1788, from South Africa. Today, Australia is renowned for its fresh fruity red and white table wines that are extremely consistent in quality. Australia now ranks sixth in the world in wine production.
Australia’s wine regions are mainly in the southern cooler parts of the country, with many of them clustered in the state of Victoria, the southern part of South Australia, the southern parts of Western Australia, and the cooler parts of New South Wales.
Australia’s number one grape for fine wine is Syrah, locally called Shiraz, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Reisling, and Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are generally labeled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 65percent of the wine.
Australia is home to 65 unique wine regions, each with its own diverse, natural landscape and climate, and about 2,000 wineries which are mostly family-owned companies. With amazing wines from a hearty full-bodied Shiraz to elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, zesty Chardonnay and vibrant Pinot Grigio, it is purported that there is an Australian wine to suit even the most discerning palette.
One of the popular wine regions in Australia is the Bellarine-Geelong wine region. Just over an hour from Melbourne, along the Bellarine-Geelong Peninsula Wine Route are some of Victoria s most charming coastal, boutique wineries.
Geelong Wine Tours Are Held In High Regards
Australian wine tours have been most instrumental in the spread of the fame of Australia’s unique wines and wineries. These tours are hosted by tour companies whose aim is to make their customers sample the finest wines the region has to offer. At Wilsons Wine Tours, we render what many call the best Geelong wine tours. We are genuinely focused on giving the best wine tasting experience across the Bellarine-Geelong wine region.
Over 40 cellar doors make up the unique and stunning landscape across Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast. It is the duty of companies like ours to provide flawless Geelong wine tours to guide tourists, prospective customers and of course, vendors. This is mandatory to help all parties involved familiarize with wines from as many cellar doors as is possible.
A few notable wineries that are found in the Geelong wine region includes Basil Farms, Oakdene Vineyards, Scotchman’s Hill Winery and Cellar Door, Bank Road Winery, Flying Brick Cider House, Jack Rabbit Vineyards, Shadowfax, Terindah Estate, McGlashan Estate and Leura Park Estate.
Like most wineries and tour companies, Wilsons Wine Tours is a family-owned business in the Geelong area for many years offering the expert service of Geelong wine tours. And like other tour companies, our goal is to share the knowledge about the amazing area and its wineries, and to share the gift of Australia’s unique wines and wine blends with the rest of the world.