Southern Highlands Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Southern Highlands wine region of NSW. Use our Southern Highlands region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

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Discover the wine and wineries of the Southern Highlands wine region of New South Wales

Discover the Southern Highlands of NSW with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

The government records for 1886 show a wine-grape harvest of 950 gallons (4275 litres) for the Berrima district, suggesting the first vineyards were planted in the 1870s. (Table grapes had been established earlier in that decade.) German vineyard workers from the Vogt family came from vineyards at Camden to establish plantings on Joadja Road in the 1890s, which remained in cultivation for a considerable time thereafter. Yet further vineyards were planted around the turn of the century, leading to exports to Europe.

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