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Macarthur Wine Region - Wine, Wineries, Districts, Vineyards, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Luddenham, Camden, Campbelltown, Cobbity, Picton, NSW

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climate The Macarthur Wine Region, which is a thriving region in south-west of Sydney, includes the local government areas of the Camden Council, City of Campbelltown and Wollondilly Shire. The northern boundary of the region is at Glenfield and Warragamba and in the south at Yanderra and Buxton. The eastern boundary of the region is the delightful town of Appin and western boundary at the village of Nattai. Most of the area belongs to the semi-rural Wollondilly Shire in the foothills of the Blue Mountain. The region has a diversity range of business enterprises, including farming, vineyards, manufacturing, service industries and mining. The Macarthur Region has a diverse range of activities and attractions and is very popular with tourists and day-trip visitors from Sydney. There are scenic historic rural towns, majestic dams, spectacular ranges and gorges, wonderful gardens,horse riding, boutique wineries, cafes, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and friendly Aussie pubs. The Dharawal State Conservation Area has diverse range of vegetation communities and threatened species and is excellent for bush walking and bird watching. The Macarthur Regions is famous as the birthplace of Australia's wheat wool and wine industries. The first vines, brought to Australia in 1788 with Captain Phillip and the First Fleet, were first planted at Farm Cove, which is the site now occupied by the Sydney Botanical Gardens. However, the vines did not thrive, and were soon transplanted to a new location at Parramatta. Captain John Macarthur was primarily responsible for the development of many primary industries at the property, `Camden Park`. Vine cuttings were imported and distributed throughout NSW and the Barossa Valley. By 1853, the Camden Park list of grape vines included about 33 grape varieties for sale. Another pioneer in the early wine industry was Gregory Blaxland, who established a vineyard at Ermington on the Parramatta River in 1806 and by 1822 shipped 136 litres of wine to London where it won the Silver Medal of the Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, now known as the Royal Society of Arts. Five years later, a larger shipment of 1800 litres of Blaxland's wine won the Gold Ceres Medal.

The Macarthur Wine Region in Western Sydney is home to three districts: Luddenham ; Camden and Picton.

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