The region was joined by Alentejo in Portugal, Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Maipo in Chile, Marlborough in New Zealand, Croatia, Napa Valley in California, Tuscany in Italy, Oregon and Virginia.
Hunter Valley is home to 150 of the world's top wineries, vineyards, and cellar doors along with 65 restaurants and more than 180 places to stay. Not only is Hunter Valley Australia's most popular wine region, but it is also home to some of the oldest wine families in the country who produce a range of tempting wines that utilize traditional methods and techniques. There are also options for the more modern palate, with an abundance of young innovative growers offering up fresh new tastes.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said she was delighted that the only wine region in Australia to be recognised was located in New South Wales.
“The Hunter Valley is constantly growing and developing incredible wines while simultaneously offering an unforgettable guest experience,” Ms Chipchase said.
“We're thrilled the Hunter Valley has received this well-deserved recognition, which puts them amongst some of the most famous wine regions from around the world.”
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