Riverina Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Riverina wine region of NSW. Use our Riverina 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.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
  • Altitude:
    140 m
  • Heat degree days:
  • Growing season rainfall:
    200 mm
  • Mean January temp:
  • Harvest:
    Early February to early March
  • Chief viticultural hazard:

Discover the wine and wineries of the Riverina

Discover the Riverina with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

The birth of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme Area between 1906 and 1912 stands as a lasting testament to the skills and the vision of a group of dedicated Australians, all inspired by the imagination of Sir Samuel McCaughey. In securing the passage of legislation for the immense scheme through the New South Wales Parliament he said, ‘In my opinion the waters of the rivers of the Commonwealth, if placed on the surface of the ground so that they could be utilised for irrigation, together with a supply for stock and household purposes, would be of more value to Australia than the discovery of gold; for gold will eventually become exhausted while water will continue as long as the world lasts.’

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