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Bannockburn Wine District - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Bannockburn, Sutherlands Creek, Batesford, Lethbridge-Geelong Region

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climate The Bannockburn Wine District is located about 25 km north-west of Geelong, along the Midland Highway and is included in the Geelong Wine Region. The average annual rainfall in the area is of 600mm and most of the rain occurs during winter and spring. Generally rainfall in this area is lower than in the neighbouring wine growing regions such as Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. The climate is dominated by maritime influence which maintains mild average temperatures and long sunshine hours. The region features an extended ripening period and ideal conditions for producing wonderful grapes that characteristically shown gradual and full flavour development. The generally poor soil fertility, low rainfall, close-plantings applied for many vineyards and strong prevailing winds make create a tough growing environment that can greatly restricts yields, but adds to the character of the wines. The region has a unique terroir which generates the unique wine flavours of ten region. Local wineries include Austin's Barrabool Wines, Bannockburn Cellars, Bannockburn Vineyards, Clyde Park Winery, Farr Rising, Provenance Wines.

The Geelong Wine Region includes eight districts : Waurn Ponds ; Colac ; Curlewis ; Bellarine ; Werribee ; Lethbridge ; Bannockburn ; Batesford
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