Australia boasts of producing some of the finest wines as New Zealand does, especially when speaking of red and white wines like the Barossa Wine; a very explicit wine varietal vinified from the grapes of well-renowned vineyards of the Barossa region. Wine in Australia is part of their everyday life, which is made perfect by the presence of fine cheese and a hefty farmers market in the same area. 1842 was the years that marked the production of the Barossa Wine. Old and healthful vineyards also reside where the Barossa is from. This is because the region follows strict quarantine and has always protected it's grape plantations from diseases, including the phylloxera. The Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon are three of the sophisticated red wine types that the Barossa Wine offers. The famous Barossa whites on the other hand include Semillon, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Barossa is also noted for producing great Merlot and Mataro (Mourvedre) wine. The Barossa wines stand out in that they show so much singularity and are very elaborate when it comes to taste. Coming from century old vines, and stored in more than 75 cellar doors (some of which can only be opened by appointment), these are annually put up for competition at the Barossa Wine Show; which has been running for more than 30 years now. The Shiraz red is the most oustsanding when it comes to the Barossa wines. Like the other Barossa reds, it's quite pricy but is recognized as the best. It is vinified from Shiraz grapes, the most widely planted sort in the Rhone Valley in Europe. The Shiraz has a quite a distinct taste thanks to Barossa's warm and cool climates that produce healthful grapes, thus giving the Shiraz a nose of plums, berries, and spices. Like most of the Barossa reds, this one goes well with Mexican, Indian, and other spicy delicacies. Barossa wine has been produced since 1842. Its region is home to some of the oldest vineyards.