Robe wine region

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Robe
Wine region
TypeAustralian Geographical Indication
Year established2006[1]
Years of wine industrysince 1994[2]
CountryAustralia
Part ofLimestone Coast zone
Climate region’I’
Heat units1346[3]
Precipitation (annual average)213 mm (8.4 in)[4]
Size of planted vineyards682 ha (1,690 acres)[5]
No. of vineyards13 (2008)[6]
Grapes produced1,136 tonnes (1,118 long tons; 1,252 short tons)[7]
Varietals producedCabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Merlot[5]
No. of wineriesthree[8]
Commentsclimate data: 2011, production: 2012 & 2014.

Robe is a wine region located in the south east of South Australia immediately adjoining the town of Robe. The region received appellation as an Australian Geographical Indication (AGI) in 2006. It is part of the Limestone Coast wine zone.

Extent and appellation[edit]

The Robe wine region occupies a section of coastline about 20 kilometres (12 miles) wide extending from the north end of Guichen Bay where it borders the Mount Benson region to Beachport in the south.[6] The Robe wine region was registered as an Australian Geographical Indication on 15 August 2006 and is part of the Limestone Coast zone.[1]

Grapes and wine[edit]

As of 2014, the most common plantings in the Robe wine region within a total planted area of 682 ha (1,690 acres) was reported as being Cabernet Sauvignon (33.1%) followed by Shiraz (25.1%), Chardonnay (15.5%) and Merlot (8.5%). Alternatively, red wine varietals account for 74.2%of plantings while white wines varietals account for 26%of plantings.[5] The total 2014 vintage is reported as consisting of 1,136 tonnes (1,118 long tons; 1,252 short tons) of crushed grapes from all varietals.[7] As of 2012, the region had three wineries and as of 2008, it had 13 growers.[8][6]

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Citations and references[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Robe(AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ Longbottom et al, 2011, page 26
  3. ^ Longbottom et al, 2011, page 62
  4. ^ Longbottom et al, 2011, page 50
  5. ^ a b c PGIBSA, 2014, page 73
  6. ^ a b c Longbottom et al, 2011, page 27
  7. ^ a b PGIBSA, 2014, page 71
  8. ^ a b "Limestone Coast Zone Wineries and Vineyards South Australia" (PDF). Limestone Coast Wine Industry Council. 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

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Coordinates: 37°16′32″S 139°54′59″E / 37.275668°S 139.9164479°E / -37.275668; 139.9164479