In response to a growing movement to classify Australian wine in more regional terms, this geography of wine looks at Australia's wine regions and subregionsfrom Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia to New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. A brief history and details on location, altitude and general typography of the regions are given. Discussions of soil quality and climate control, descriptions of regional differences in grape cultivation and wine making and harvesting times and methods are included. Important wine styles and grape varieties of each region are summarized, including pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, Adelaide Hill, riesling and semillon. The result is an encyclopedic yet accessible pocket guide to Australian wine and vineyards.