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Glen Innes Wine District, New England Region, NSW - Wine, Wineries, Districts, Vineyards, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Glen Innes, Lambs Valley

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climate The Gen Innes Wine District lies in the heart of the New England Wine Region which includes a large hilly area of elevated area of land with mild climates near the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Most of the area is over an altitude of 1000 m above sea level with some peaks over 1500 m in several places. The area has an interesting history of mining (tin, molybdenum, gold, wolfram and sapphires) and cattle and sheep grazing. The major agricultural activities are various cropping, vegetables, olives and orchards, and vineyards and wineries are becoming more significant, supporting tourism which is very important for the local economy. Glen Innes lies on the New England Highway provides an inland route between Brisbane and Sydney, while the Bruxner and Gwydir Highways provide important links with Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta on the Far North Coast of NSW. Glen Innes boasts a wide range of accommodation types, including Bed and Breakfasts, apartments, caravan and camping parks, holiday houses, hotels and motels. Local things to do include: fossicking for sapphires, visiting heritage sites such as museums and galleries, ecotours in spectacular National Parks, fishing, horse riding, fishing and of course visiting the many cellar doors in the are on wine tours. There are now more than 30 vineyards and wineries in the New England Region and the Granite Belt Region to the north. The more renowned local wineries include The Wright Robertson Winery at Glencoe, located 20 km south of Glen Innes, among the pioneers. Their range includes Syrah, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Glen Innes outlets at bottleshops, most hotels and restaurants. The Wellington Vale winery, located at Deepwater, 40 km north of Glen Innes, makes wonderful award-winning wines using their Wellington Vale label. The range includes Semillon, Pinot Noir, Rose and Riesling.

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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