Australian wine regions, known as Geographical Indications, are
defined and managed differently to the traditional appellation
system of the Old World. Unrestricted by the regulations of the Old
World that define what variety can be grown and certain locations,
Australia's grape growers and winemakers have the freedom to
experiment and make their own choice with regard to variety, site
selection and winemaking practice. The great majority of Australian
exports are blended wines from a number of regions, which aren't
known overseas so many wines feature the broader Geographical
Indicator of South Eastern Australia on the label.
South Eastern Australia is defined by three states - South
Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.