With a climate like the Mediterranean, Riverina saw an influx of Italian migrants in the early 20th century. Bringing with them the finest Italian wine-making traditions, The Riverina became one of the country’s largest wine producers. The region basks in sunshine year-round, with hot and dry summers and cooler winters. The soil is reddish-brown with limestone rubble, perfect for planting vines. Riverina is known for its Sémillon, but also its full-flavoured Chardonnay and vibrant Shiraz.