New South Wales wine
is Australian wine
produced in New South Wales
. The Hunter Valley
, located 130 km (81 mi) north of Sydney
, is the most well known wine region but the majority of the state's production takes place in the Big Rivers
and along the Darling
and Murray Rivers
. The wines produced from the Big Rivers zone are largely used in box wine
and mass produced wine brands such as Yellow Tail
. A large variety of grapes
are grown in New South Wales-including Cabernet Sauvignon
New South Wales is the second largest wine producing state in Australia, accounting for 30% of the A$5 billion Australian wine industry. In 1994 the various wine regions within New South Wales agreed there was a need to form a peak lobby group to act as the conduit between industry and the New South Wales Government, and to represent New South Wales at the Federal level through the Winemakers Federation of Australia Inc. This body is the New South Wales Wine Industry Association.
The Hoary-headed Grebe, Poliocephalus poliocephalus, is a member of the grebe family common to New South Wales, and across Australia. The bird takes its name from the silvery-white streaking on its black head.