SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA
South Eastern Australia is a diverse area, boasting over 14 unique wine regions, the most famous being the Hunter Valley. The Riverina – Griffith region is the largest within New South Wales & South Eastern Australia; producing 15% of all wine from the region. For red wines, Shiraz is prominent and rich plum characteristics are typical of Shiraz from the area. The Petite Sirah carries a dark berry and backbone to the wine. Riverina is in the forefront of natural environmental farming and the area has a good water supply for grape production. Riverina has a viticultural history dating back to 1912. The soils are red brown clay embedded with sands and limestone gravel from ancient stream systems. Many wineries in this area are family owned and operated.
OKANAGAN VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Okanagan Valley is British Columbia's premier grapegrowing region. The valley stretches over 250 kilometers and includes some of the most diverse growing sub-regions in Canada. Nearly 82% of all wine grape acreage in the province exists in this valley. Fruit for Shot in the Dark is sourced from the southern-most tip of the Okanagan, closest to Osoyoos and is considered to be the hottest place in Canada, perfect for red wine production.