“Our region has been making wine for over a century and has a rich history of pioneers and Italian immigrants.”
The first plantings in the region were in 1913 by JJ McWilliam. The McWilliam family remain in the region six generations later.
Italian immigrants were also attracted to the region after the first and second world wars. They started making wines like they enjoyed back home and demand for their wines evolved into businesses.
CLIMATE & VARIETIES
Italian and Alternative varieties love our soil and sunshine and no other region is renowned for making botrytis wines and our has the history of making fortified wines quite like us.
SIZE & SCALE
The Riverina Wine Region is the largest wine producing region in New South Wales and the second largest in Australia.
The Riverina is now home to six of Australia’s top 20 largest wine companies and seven of Australia’s top 15 wine exporters and the majority of them are still owned and run by the families.