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Wine of Australia

Wine of AUSTRALIA histor y THEN 1788 Vine cuttings from the Cape of Good Hope were 1822 Gregory Blaxland becomes the first transported to New South Wales. person to export Australian wine. 1830 The famous iconic Hunter Valley vineyards are es- 1833 valuable selection of grape varieties were brought by James Busby from France and Spain. tablished. 1873 1877 Australian wines began to earn high honors in French competitions. The pestilence Phyl- loxera was first de- 1970 tected in Australia, leading to a century of stifled production. Australia recovers from phylloxera, which has plauged grape crops, and focuses on im- M 2004 proving wine quality. Australia exports 20,000,000 cases of wine to the U.S. (NOW Australia is the world's 4th largest exporter of wine, with 703 million liters exported in 2011. fdcts 17% of US wine imports come from Australia. Australia consumes over 530 million Australia's oldest wine growing region is Hunter Valley in liters of wine annually. New South Wales. No wine grapes are native to Autralia. The Australian wine industry includes over 60 designated wine Penfolds Grange is widely regions considered Australia's most famous wine. Amount of Australian land for vineyards: - 400,000 acres. Australian wine first became available in the 1820's. Source: wine case_ study/history.html B3/$FILE/Wine%20Profile.pdf

Wine of Australia

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A trendy infographic on the history of Australia, including a timeline of wine production in Australia and facts on their wine.


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