As home to some 140 vineyards and 33 wineries, the ACT region has developed a well-deserved and international reputation for quality and consistency, so it was only natural that several local varieties of wine would be chosen and produced to toast the capital’s centenary.
Canberra has come a long way since prohibition laws were repealed in 1928 and now, the Canberra District Wine Industry Association—with support from the Centenary of Canberra—has produced a selection of premium wines to commemorate the Centenary of Canberra.
In 2008, from a bumper harvest, a Shiraz and a Riesling were selected as varieties most synonymous with this region and which are grown in many of the vineyards in the district.
A great deal of time and effort went into selecting some of the best grapes from the ACT and region’s 2008 bumper harvest, ensuring the quality of the final product is second to none.
In 2011 a centenary sparkling wine was added to the collection, to further showcase the talent of our local winemakers and establish the region as a premium cool climate wine district.
Available in limited numbers, these wines are ideal to enjoy in moderation and on a special occasion.
The choice available and quality of the selection mean that whatever your preferred drop, there’s a delicious centenary wine for you to join in a toast the 100th birthday in 2013.
Canberrans should also look out for the special centenary of Canberra labels.
The labels chosen for the centenary wine collection pay tribute to the city’s history, using the iconic image of Marion Mahony Griffin’s ‘City and Environs’ rendering and a watermark of the Foundation Stones ceremony.
For more information on how and where to purchase the Centenary wines visit www.canberrawines.com.au/centenary