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Armidale Wine District, New England Region, NSW - Wine, Wineries, Districts, Vineyards, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Armidale, Uralla, Guyra

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climate The Armidale Wine District lies in the heart of the New England Wine Region. Armidale is a fantastic place to visit with its unique blend of culture, heritage, education (University of New England), state of the art technology, agriculture, wool and food outlets, National Parks and natural beauty. Armidale is ideally located about half way between Sydney and Brisbane and is only about 2 hours drive from the coast - Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads. It as four distinct seasons and features a warm summer, charming spring and colourful Autumn full of amber leaves, and a crisp frosty winter. The region showcases many fine heritage buildings, fascinating museums and galleries, fantastic cafes and restaurants, thriving cultural, arts, craft and entertainment scenes and access to a wonderful array of National Parks and Nature Reserves. The Autumn Festival is a renowned event held in April every year featuring a street parade, food outlets, wine tastings, stalls, arts and crafts and a variety of entertainment celebrations. During May Armidale hosts the famous England Wool Expo that includes displays of wool fashions, shearing competitions, handicrafts, shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials and many other activities. The surrounding area features rugged gorge country, spectacular waterfalls and the wilderness areas along the Great Dividing Range escarpment of the nearby. Close by are several National Parks including: Cathedral Rock, Oxley Wild Rivers and New England National Parks that offer wonderful scenery, bushwalking and ecotourism activities. The New England offers a beautiful array of locally produced foods, including its lamb, beef, trout, yabbies, fresh fruits, locally made cheeses, wines, olives and much more.The roads around Armidale are dotted with small vineyards and cellar door outlets where you can taste the unique wines in this district. Armidale lies at the heart of the New England Wine district that stretches from Tamworth to the south to Tenterfield in the north, close to the border with Queensland, and the Granite Belt Region surrounding Stanthorpe. The varieties grown in the area include, Shiraz, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot noir, Gewurztraminer, Semillon, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The New England Region is divided into six districts for mapping and listing purposes: The local wine districts are: Tenterfield ; Texas ; Bolivia ; Inverell ; Glen Innes ; Armidale ; Tamworth . For a tour map of the area see: New England Map

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