The Riverina region is the largest wine producing region in NSW and incorporates the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme Area. The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme Area was completed in 1912. Soon after the McWilliam family established their first vineyard. The McWilliam family and influence of Italian immigrants were major factors in the subsequent development of the wine growing/making in this region. The region is best known for its bulk wine; however, some wineries are making a name as ’boutique’ producers of premium wines. The climate is regarded as very hot. The main wine styles: Botrytised Semillons; Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
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