There was a great turnout of excited students for Aussie wine tasting last Friday.
Students reviewed a selection of Aussie wines including a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Moscato, Rose, Pinot Grigio and Shiraz.
After looking at, smelling, tasting and thinking about each wine, students individually answered the activity worksheet.
A few students had discerning palates and correctly associated most wines with their flavours.
The major grape varieties grown in Australia are shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, riesling, viognier, pinot noir, grenache, sangiovese, mourvèdre and pinot grigio.
Australia’s vineyards and wine regions are in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.
The most renowned wine regions include:
- Western Australia – Margaret River
- South Australia – Barossa, Coonawara, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley
- New South Wales – Hunter Valley
- Victoria – Yarra Valley, Rutherglen, Heathcode and Mornington Peninsula
If you’re interested in learning more about the Australian wine industry start here. There is an abundance of helpful resources about Australian wine online.
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