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South Australia Comes on Strong

Savoring Adelaide in Austin

The Somm Journal
June/July 2016
by Jessica Dupuy

In early March the US welcomed a special visit from a few wine ambassadors out of Adelaide, the heralded wine capital of Australia. Located in the country’s state of South Australia, Adelaide is home to 18 distinct wine regions with a dynamic and longstanding history of growing outstanding wines – about 80 percent of the premium wines in all of Australia produced within an hour of Adelaide.

In an effort to broaden American palates to the nuances this wine region has to offer, trade organization Wine Australia hosted a multi-city seminar exploring the old vines, classic wines and family lines of regions such as Barossa and McLaren Vale. The whirlwind American tour included a stop in San Francisco, as well as three major wine markets in Texas: Austin, Houston and Dallas.

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