Drought, water restrictions, devastating fires, frost, a plague of locusts, monsoons, floods and latterly a wave of powdery mildew have all conspired to make life a challenge for Australian wine producers in recent times.
Nobody ever claimed Australia was an easy place to grow grapes, yet we do have an image of the Australian way of life as being quite laid back and straight forward. However, the recent run of extreme weather has tested the mettle of the most talented winemakers!
Thankfully, they are not found to be sitting around complaining, instead they have taken their destiny in their own hands and ensured that the wine that they bring to market is now better than it has ever been.
Wine Australia is an Australian government statutory authority set in place to provide support for the Australian wine sector. Their website is a wealth of information for those interested in discovering more about the Australian wine industry, the diversity of wine production, the wine regions, wine producers and wineries who craft such a wide range of Australian wine. Visit their website here: Wine Australia