Murray Darling Region, Victoria, Australia
Murray Darling is Australia’s 2nd largest wine region and has a history of farming that dates back to the 19th century.
The first grape vines were planted in the 1880's, and though much of the historical Murray Darling wine production of the region focused on fortified wines, the region now enjoys a growing reputation for new-to-Australia grape varieties, particularly of Italian origin.
The Murray Darling wine region straddles the Murray River and covers territory between northwest Victoria and western New South Wales. Mildura is at the heart of the Murray Darling wine region and is also home to the increasingly important Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, an independent wine competition for new-to-Australia grape variety wines.