Kangaroo Island wine region

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Kangaroo Island
Wine region
Type Australian Geographical Indication
Year established 2000.[1]
Country Australia
Part of Fleurieu zone
Heat units 1380–1450 [2]
Precipitation (annual average) 280 mm (11 in)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 140 ha (350 acres)[3]
No. of vineyards 30[4]
Varietals produced Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz & Chardonnay[3]
No. of wineries 12[5]
Comments 2014
Australian wine zones & regions

Kangaroo Island wine region is a wine region which covers the full extent of Kangaroo Island in South Australia.[6] The wine region is one of five wine regions comprising the Fleurieu zone.[7] The term ‘Kangaroo Island’ was registered as an Australian Geographical Indication under the Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980 on 8 December 2000.[1] As of 2014, the region is reported as containing at least 30 growers and 12 wineries.[4][5] As of 2014, the most common plantings within the region within a total planted area of 140 ha (350 acres) was reported as being Shiraz (35.7%) followed by Cabernet Sauvignon (30.7%) and Chardonnay (7.1%).[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Kangaroo Island (AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Kangaroo Island Wine Region". James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c PGIBSA, 2014, page 62
  4. ^ a b "Kangaroo Island Wine Region". Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, Tourism SA. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Wineries in the Kangaroo Island". James Halliday Australian Wine Companion. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Kangaroo IslandWine Region" (PDF). Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of SA (PGIBSA). Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Fleurieu (AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.

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