Murray Darling

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Murray Darling, large Australian wine region straddling the Darling River and both sides of the Murray River in victoria and new south wales. While totally dependent on irrigation (the soils have little water-holding capacity and there is negligible growing season rainfall) and high yields of low-cost grapes, international competition is leading to higher standards of fruit quality being demanded by the big companies which purchase the massive annual grape production.