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Hastings River Wine Region - Wine, Wineries, Districts, Vineyards, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Wauchope, Bago

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climate The Hastings River Wine Region is a small region on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, which is famous for its extensive vineyards of the uncommon French hybrid variety known as Chambourcin. The other varieties that perform well area Chardonnay and Semillon which both show bountiful and rich flavour. The region has two rivers flowing through it - the Hastings and the Wilson, flow through the Hastings River region. The region has a maritime, warm sub-tropical climate, with high humidity and rainfall during the summer months. There are two major districts - one in the coastal area east of the Pacific Highway near the major service centre and tourist destination of Port Macquarie and the other west of the highway near the inland rural centre of Wauchope. Vines were first planted in the region in the 1860s but the modern era really began in the 1980s when the pioneering Cassegrain families began the revival of the wine industry in the Region. The Cassegrain families showed great innovation in the use of the fungus resistant Chambourcin grape variety as well as crafting wines from Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon. The high humidity and warmth of the local climate presents special challenges for grape growers and wine producers. Harvest time is in late January to early March. Local wineries include: # Bago Vineyards - Norton, Chambourcin, Moscato paradiso, Savagnin, Tannat, Petit verdot, Verdelho, Viognier # Cassegrain - Gewurztraminer, Chambourcin, Verdelho, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon # Douglas Vale - Chambourcin, Villard blanc, Fragola, # Inneslake - Pinot gris, Verdelho # Long Point Vineyard - Chambourcin, Gewurztraminer # Sherwood Estate- Sangiovese, Chambourcin, Verdelho. The Hastings River Region has outstanding wines produced from its unique terroir, beautiful cellar door facilities, great music events, wonderful farmers markets showcasing local produce, intriguing regional restaurants. Of course there are also has outstanding coastal attractions and a wide range of water based activities together with a great climate and a friendly welcoming local community. The Hastings River Region is a `must see` destination for visitors and tourists travelling along the North Coast of New South Wales.

The region is divided into two districts for mapping and listing purposes: The local wine districts are: Port Macquarie. east of the Pacific Highway and Wauchope, west of the Highway. For a tour map of the area see: Hastings River Region Map
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