New South Wales Wine announces first UK trade tasting – “The birthplace of Australian wine”

New South Wales Wine announces first UK trade tasting which marks the start of a UK promotional campaign for the region

‘The birthplace of Australian Wine’

London, 21 September 2022

Known as the birthplace of Australian wine, New South Wales Wine is bringing 17 exciting producers (five with UK distribution and the rest looking for importers) to Australia House in London on 21 September to host their first ever tasting for the UK trade and press as a stand-alone Australian wine region.

68 wines will be on show from seven New South Wales wine regions including well-known, long- established names such as the Hunter Valley (Australia’s oldest wine region), Orange and Mudgee, as well as new emerging fine wine regions like the Canberra district, the Central Ranges and Hilltops.

Brokenwood Cellar Door in the Hunter Valley

Throughout the day, as well as the tasting, there will be a series of four informative regional masterclasses led by experts in wines from New South Wales which visitors are invited to sign up to in advance as places are limited.

Orange – a chance to learn more about this region’s elegant cool climate wines

The New Wave – visitors can discover the latest exciting emerging regions of New South Wales

Hunter Valley Semillon and Chardonnay followed by Hunter Valley Shiraz – one of Australia’s best-known wine regions, where soil dates back 280 million years, famed for its long-lived Semillons and some of the oldest Shiraz vines on the planet!

To register and guarantee your place at the tasting and the masterclasses please visit: NSW UK Trade Tasting: ‘Birthplace of Australian Wine’

See Saw Wines in Orange

New South Wales is Australia’s second largest wine producing state with 34,000 hectares under vine accounting for 32% of the country’s $44 billion wine economy. Covering such a vast area, it encompasses some of Australia’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes resulting in a broad, and often unexpected, range of wine styles. From the almost beachside vineyards of the Shoalhaven in the south, to the Great Dividing Range 1,000m north where the Southern Highlands is famed for delicate sparkling, or Orange, where high-altitude vineyards produce evocative and stylish cool climate wines.

Angus Barnes, Head of New South Wales Wine says, “We are very excited to be holding our first stand-alone regional tasting in the UK, our most important export market. It’s a great opportunity for us to shine a spotlight on our region and show the UK trade and press what New South Wales wine is all about and the quality and rich diversity of styles it can offer. No doubt the big names like Brokenwood and Tyrrell’s will be familiar, but we will also be introducing some exciting new producers as well as several emerging fine wine regions.

New South Wales Wine has recently opened a trade office in Australia House in London and we will soon be launching a dedicated promotional campaign for the UK market, so this tasting marks an important step in our commitment to this market. We hope you can join us to learn more about our region’s wines on 21 September.”