WSET Level 3 Wines

Level 3 Wines Section 3 Part 39: Questions

Lesson 39 Chapter 1 Module 1

Now it's the turn of "Australia" for your attention. After you have studied this part carefully, test yourself with our questions.

1. The hot climates of the main growing regions in Australia are tempered by their proximity to either The Southern or Indian Ocean:


2. What large river system also helps to cool the vineyards?


3. What affect does contact with the smoke from bush fires have on the vines?


4. What name is given to the largest of GIs in Australia?


5. What is Australia’s principal grape variety of either colour?


6. What does Shiraz give to the wine when blended with Cabernet Sauvignon?


7. Where do the best examples of Pinot Noir wines come from?


8. What is the most planted white wine grape in Australia?


9. Which area has developed a reputation for Sauvignon Blanc wines?


10. The best Semillon wines from Hunter Valley can age for 20 years or more:


11. Which region makes classic Australian Rieslings?


12. What does Riverina specialise in the production of?


13. Where is the majority of Australia’s wine produced?


14. Wine labelled Barossa come from the Barossa zone and can only be made from fruit sourced from The Barossa Valley:


15. What are the characteristics of Clare Valley Rieslings?


16. Victoria offers some of the coolest vineyard locations on the Australian mainland:


17. Whereabouts  is the renowned Margaret River region located?


18. What is the name of the large island south of Melbourne, growing in importance for wine production?


19. What did Tasmania start out as a prime source of?


20. What two grape varieties are used for sparkling wine in Geelong?