Wine Regions

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is Australia’s most celebrated wine region. It is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world and pioneering families that have shaped the landscape of Australian wine. In a region of over 100 producers, boutique vigneron...

Cracka Rating 90

Australia

Padthaway

At the gateway to the Limestone Coast, the Padthaway region is a fertile plain with natural underground water resources. It is home to a pastoral community of vignerons, graziers and grain croppers. Padthaway has a longstanding reputation as high ...

Cracka Rating 70

Australia

Various

These are various wineries.

Cracka Rating 60

Australia

Bordeaux

Is Bordeaux the greatest wine region in the world? Quite possibly. Where else can you get cracking white, red and dessert wines all in the one place? The answer is nowhere. Intense but not heavy red wines that can last for 50 years or more; brisk ...

France

Marlborough

When you think Marlborough, you think Sauvignon Blanc. Never has a region become so synonymous with a varietal that it has almost become its own brand. These zesty, passionfruit wines single-handedly took Chardonnay’s market share in Australia in ...

New Zealand

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is the heart of the Fleurieu. It is a wine region of gentle hills and breathtaking beaches, where sea and vines rise to meet the Mount Lofty Ranges. The region is home to over 80 wine companies, spanning 7,100 ha of vine. It is celebr...

Australia

Margaret River

The striking coastal region of Margaret River is Western Australia’s leading wine and tourism destination. Celebrated for premium cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon sauvignon blanc blends, it punches well above its weight on the internati...

Australia

Adelaide Hills

The picturesque Adelaide Hills wine region runs along the top of the Mount Lofty Ranges from Mount Pleasant in the north to Mount Compass in the south. It is a cool climate region driven by altitudes of 350-700 metres above sea level. The focus is...

Australia

North Spain

The wine regions of Spain can be roughly broken into Northern and Southern Spain with Madrid at the border. For many, Northern Spain means one thing – Rioja, that ever present and fairly reliable Tempranillo-based blend grown in the Ebro Valley ne...

Spain

Champagne

Ah, Champagne; the original and premier sparkling wine region in the world. When the first bubbly Champagnes were created in the 17th Century, who could have ever predicted the hold this wonderful wine would have on drinkers around the globe. Ever...

France

Clare Valley

The beautiful Clare Valley wine region is nestled amongst rolling hills in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges. Dry Clare Valley Riesling is one of Australia’s classic wine styles. Vibrant lime juice, citrus and bracing acidity are signatures of Clare...

Australia

Hunter Valley

Set against the rocky foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, the Hunter Valley is mainland Australia’s oldest wine region. The famous wine district enjoys a world class reputation for dry semillon wines driven by terroir and inventive winemaking. Uno...

Australia

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is stylish, cool climate wine country. The region is home to a host of smart cellar doors and restaurants on the outskirts of Melbourne. It is most widely acclaimed for finely knit, premium pinot noir with bright red berries and s...

Australia

Various - Barossa Valley, Coonawara, Yarra Valley

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Australia

Coonawarra

Coonawarra is the red centre of South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The rich red terra rossa soil makes this the most unique and prized viticultural area in the country. It is recognised as Australia’s greatest region for cabernet sauvignon. Leafy ...

Australia

Eden Valley

Set in a background of epic natural beauty, the elevated vineyards of Eden Valley stretch along the Barossa Ranges through Moculta, Keyneton, High Eden and Springton. The rugged high country is strewn with giant gums and great craggy rocks heaving...

Australia

Tasmania

Tasmania is amongst the coolest wine regions on the planet. Located at the southern tip of the world, it is emerging as the most exciting wine growing area in Australia. The pristine natural environment is ideal terroir for classic cool climate st...

Australia

North East Italy

It is not far to cross the Northern fringe of Italy from Piedmont and Lombardy in the West to the Veneto and Friuli on the Eastern flank. But over the journey, the climate changes dramatically; the East being much cooler so lighter reds and whites...

Italy

Central Otago

Central Otago is New Zealand's most southerly wine region, as well as being its most inland and boasting the highest altitudes in the country. It has nailed its colours to Pinot Noir that occupies around 70% of plantings in Central Otago. Their su...

New Zealand

Loire Valley

Snaking East from the Bay of Biscay towards Paris before taking a dramatic turn South is the most beautiful river in France, the Loire. Since Roman times it has been the source of many wonderfully fresh yet very serious wines. From the famous Sauv...

France