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Big Rivers is a catch-all name for the large geographic zone that spans several wine regions within New South Wales and parts of Victoria, Australia. It’s named for the Murray, Darling, Lachlan and Murrumbidgee rivers. This is bulk wine central of Australia’s wine industry, and produces nearly three quarters of all of the wine in New South Wales. 
 
It is divided into four subregions:
 
Riverina is the largest of them and produces most of the wine of Big Rivers, with perfect conditions for ample yields. The Lachlan and Murrumbidgee rivers run through it, providing much-needed irrigation to this hot, dry climate. The subregion Griffith, home of the famous sweet wine, Noble One, is located within it. 
 
Murray Darling is the second largest of the subregions and is just behind it in bulk wine production. As one would be right to assume, the Murray and Darling rivers provide the region’s irrigation for its wines, that are produced from Chardonnay Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • The Accomplice Shiraz 2010

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    The Accomplice comes from De Bortoli winemakers in Australia. It's a good example of a typical Australian shiraz: spicy and a splash of freshness. And it's also a nicely priced wine (about 5,-). I tasted the 2010 and 2012 vintage. The 2012 is not as convincing as the 2010, which was one of my favorites for a long time. Nice to drink on an eveni... Read More

    Wine review by piecesdevin


  • The Accomplice Shiraz Australia New South Wales 2009

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    The Accomplice comes from De Bortoli winemakers in Australia. It's a good example of a typical Australian shiraz: spicy and a splash of freshness. And it's also a nicely priced wine (about 5,-).I tasted the 2010 and 2012 vintage. The 2012 is not as convincing as the 2010, which was one of my favorites for a long time.Nice to drink on an evening... Read More

    Wine review by piecesdevin


  • Lots of options here. Some of the exceed your pricing range but WTF, "go big or go home" right? You do have a cot set aside for me though. Don't you? ;)RRV2008 Holdredge "11"2011 Holdredge "Rolling Thunder"2011 Holdredge "Shaken Not Stirred"2006 Rhys Alesia Green Valley2008 Williams-Selyem Allen 2009 Sandler Keefer Ranch2009 Gracianna Bacigalupi... Read More

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  • De Bortoli Willowglen Old Tawny Port NV

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    The richness of pine nuts, tastes the way big fresh tomatoes picked fresh off the vine smell.A hint of gummy eucalyptus one expects from an Australian wine. Caramel and burnt sugar.It's really, really rich. I'm very much enjoying it right now. Read More

    Wine review by zygmuntsmw


  • Miranda Sémillon Riverina Golden Botrytis 2005

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    I love this wine & can't find it in NYC. Can anyone help? Thks. Read More

    Wine review by rjkarma106


  • De Bortoli Deen de Bortoli Family Selection Brut NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Cudgee Creek Shiraz 2011

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    Wine review by ewamichal


  • Westend Estate Wines Sauvignon Blanc Riverina Richland NV

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    Good wine at a great price. Worth a trip to Griffith. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • De Bortoli Sémillon Noble One Botrytis 2009

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • De Bortoli Willowglen Brut Riverina NV

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    I bought a case of six bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/14763 for £15. De Bortoli is an Australian Company [www.debortoli.com.au ] that was founded in 1928 by Italian immigrant Vittorio de Bortoli and is still run by his descendants.Like many Champagnes it is a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir.I served a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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