Weekly Wine Quiz: Professor, I’ve Discovered A Wine Region!

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Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz!

Based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I do not supply the quiz answer directly in the post – you will need to tune back in later in the comments section for the answer.

This week, we’re completing the recent series of quizzes about Australia (still more coverage in play from that trip so keep checking back here!).

Professor, I’ve Discovered A Wine Region!

What Australian wine region was “discovered” in the early 1970s, after research by Professor Harold Olmo and Dr. John Gladstones identified it as a potentially great grape growing region?

Cheers – and good luck!





  • Matt

    D – Margaret River. I guess there are some perks to getting up at 5 am for a wine reset at Kroger ;)

    • 1WineDude

      Matt – ha!!!

  • Tina

    I'll say D mate!!!!

    • 1WineDude

      G'day, Tina!

  • 1WineDude

    Allllllrighty then… here's the official answer:

    D. Margaret River

    One of the most geographically isolated wine regions anywhere, and bounded on the west by the Indian Ocean, Margaret River saw European settlements as early as the 1800s; but it didn't see much in the way of premium viticulture until the work spearheaded by Olmo and Gladstones in identifying its potential for growing fine wine grapes. The region now boasts some of Australia's best-known Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillion and Chardonnay producers.

  • Kris Chislett

    I need to start responding to these questions more often! So much of the CoMS and SoWE stuff I barely use anymore! :)

    • 1WineDude

      Kris – do it up! And feel free to suggest future topics as well. Cheers!

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