Weekly Wine Quiz: Sunshine Day

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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 continuing a series of quizzes about the Australian wine world…

Sunshine Day

How many hours of sunshine does the Australian winemaking region of Clare Valley typically see from October to April?

  • A. 1250
  • B. 1500
  • C. 1770
  • D. 1825

Cheers – and good luck!





  • Richard Scholtz

    I'll guess D.

    • 1WineDude

      Richard – brave soul! Thanks!

  • Tina

    G'day! I'll say C

    • 1WineDude

      Good on ya, Tina! :)

  • NJ Vinoman

    I have to go with C, although A was tempting.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, NJ!

  • 1WineDude

    Alright my brave friends, here's the answer!

    C. 1770

    Roughly 5.9 hours of sunshine per day during the growing season (1250 hours) is needed for viticulture. Australia's Clare Valley, where some of the country's best Riesling and Shiraz wines are made, sees an average of 1770 sunshine hours (about 9 hours per day during the growing season) – one of the highest such figure for any premium wine-growing region.

  • King Krak

    F. Lamest wine blog post of the day. Unsubscribe worthy.

    A shame, as your Giant Steps post was great.

    • 1WineDude

      Kingly Krak – about time you paid a visit! Ive gone ahead and refunded your $0.00 subscription fee for your troubles, but I think we can both agree that we're far from even as you still almost certainly owe me a beer!

    • Chris Wob

      That last comment is quite harsh. I don’t think it’s lame, it’s actually quite informative. I do suggest maybe giving more interesting and out-of-the-box quiz questions next time.

      • 1WineDude

        Thanks, Chris. Can't please everyone. :)

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