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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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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

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  • Bella Zinfandel Big River Ranch 2009

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    Oaky and dark on the nose with notes of fudge, dried fruits and mocha all topped with a eucalyptus edge. Rich and mouth-filling, this is a touch soft in the mouth and has many of the same slightly dried fruit- and amber-toned flavors that were apparent with the nose. The fruit on the back end is lean with some sour cherry notes, but is overshado... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Willy Willy Shiraz Riverina 2005

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    Is Willy willy Shiraz available in Singapore? Read More

    Wine review by mlcummin


  • De Bortoli Db Chardonnay 2010

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    A favorite chardonnay! Great value for the quality! Read More

    Wine review by DBWUSA


  • De Bortoli Db Chardonnay 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by WineIsYummy


  • Westend Richland Moscato Sc Riverina Sweet White Moscato NV

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    Delicately sweet, but not overly, this sparkling effervescent wine exudes vibrant nose of muscat grapes. Lively acidity and fruit flavors on the palate.Nice as an aperitif on a hot humid day Read More

    Wine review by ValerieYeo14


  • Db Family Selection Cabernet Merlot 2009

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    Had this with some Bangers & Mash, went well enough to enjoy as a dinner wine. On the nose it was a tad mild which was a precursor to the taste which had a mild blackberry feel on the palette. A good enough wine for an everyday meal. Read More

    Wine review by jaywalia


  • Db Family Selection Semillon Chardonnay 2010

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    Had this before dinner, it was alright. Got a very strong yeasty aroma coming off. On the palette it tasted of apples, very mild though compared to a traditional French Chardonnay. Good enough for dinner but nothing to really shout about. Read More

    Wine review by jaywalia


  • Cudgee Creek Merlot 2008

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    Bold, a little spicy. Very yummy with a mango cheese, crackers, and marinated tomatoes. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • De Bortoli Deen de Bortoli Family Selection Brut NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by WineIsYummy


  • De Bortoli Deen de Bortoli Family Selection Brut NV

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    This is a great wine for the price. It retails for about $10, and it tastes delicious. This is not bitter or too dry, it's just right. Thanks for mentioning this wine, because at this price point, DB Sparkling Brut is always what I turn to. Read More

    Wine review by WineIsYummy


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