By far the most important premium product of the region. The wines have a fruity softness and generosity and are represent great value for money.
Although the Murray areas are a major source of economically priced wines, several wineries are striking success by planting varieties from across the Mediterranean that are perfectly suited to the warm climate of the Murray Darling.
Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon
The red wine boom saw the plantings of these varieties increase dramatically. They offer excellent quality in the lower to mid-price range. The wines have plenty of soft, sweet fruit, making them ideal for drinking at one to two years of age.