Southern Highlands

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Australian wine region high on the Great Dividing range south west of Sydney. A somewhat schizophrenic climate, cold in winter and humid in late summer with rainfall then a problem. A popular weekend retreat for wealthy Sydney residents is a partial explanation for its development. It is growing gradually, with 18 producers, mostly between 500 and 700 m (1,640–2,300 ft) elevation.