Recently students got to taste and critique a selection of Aussie wines including a Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Rose, Pinot Grigio and Shiraz.
To compliment the wine tasting, students enjoyed a selection of cheeses with crackers.
A few students had discerning palates and correctly associated most wines with their flavours. The most popular wine was the Moscato, however some of the Swiss students thought it tasted too sweet.
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
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