The Riverina is one the country's most successful grape-growing regions and home to some of the biggest names in wine. Durif is the hero, but it also produces award-winning botrytis semillon and a one-of-a-kind Mediterranean blend. These four wines are shining examples of the region if you're yet to visit in person.
Senior winemaker Julie Mortlock says Noble One isn't just the perfect dessert wine. Along with cheeses and sweets, it goes beautifully with peking duck or freshly sautéed scallops with truffle and pear.
RRP $35.95 (375ml), $75.95 (750ml) | Drink to 2041 | debortoli.com.au
Sans Pareil founder and owner Aaron Salvestrin says this wine is best enjoyed at 18 degrees, in front of a fire with chargrilled roast lamb with oven-baked root vegetables.
RRP $18 | Drink to 2025 | sanspareilestate.com
Winemaker Robert Fiumara pairs this blend with sharp cheeses, dried fruit and chocolate desserts.
RRP $26.50 (375ml) | Drink to 2042 | store.lillypillywines.com.au
Winemaker James Ceccato says this durif has "big and rich flavours", which makes red meat the ideal pairing – think lamb roast infused with rosemary or slow-cooked ossobuco with polenta.
RRP $14 | Drink to 2027 | bertonvineyards.com.au
Learn more about the Riverina in our essential guide.
This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.
Top image credit: Lillypilly Estate