The Queensland wine industry has grown significantly over the years to cover approximately 1500 hectares throughout the State.
The majority of this growth has occurred during the past 7 years with significant plantings throughout the southeast corner of the State.
The state of Queensland itself is a designated wine zone. Within the state there are two official regions, the Granite Belt and South Burnett. There are also regions not classified under the Geograpohic Indications system, which are nonetheless unique in their terrior and the resultant flavours of the wines produced. These regions are: the Gold Coast Hinterland, Darling Downs, North Burnett, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Brisbane and the Scenic Rim, Somerset Valleys, Western Downs and North Queensland.
Key varieties are represented with significant plantings of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Other notable varieties are Verdelho and Chambourcin.
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