The Murray Darling wine region is an important but little known contributor to Australian wine. It comprises large tracts of irrigated land in the south-west corner of New South Wales and the north-west of Victoria. Australia’s two great rivers, the Murray and the Darling, converge just near Mildura and much of the surrounding land has been used for various irrigated crops since the 1890s. Here, a great deal of innovation and experimentation in the vineyard has paid huge dividends for educated and committed grape growers. Value can be found in abundance as can richly-flavoured, characterful wines – a fine selection of which are available here.