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The second largest state of Australia, Queensland is known for its wine styles that take advantage of its varied terroir. Surrounded by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean on its east, Queensland wine regions experience relatively wet growing season as compared to other wine regions. The state has only two officially declared wine regions - Granite Belt and South Burnett. Most of the Queensland vineyards face severe peak heat loads. The state also has the most northerly vineyards in Australia. There are many grape varieties grown in Queensland with Merlot being the major one. Queensland is also known for 30 new varieties including Sauvignonasse Tocai Friulano, Pignoletto, Trincadeira, and Harslevelu. These new varieties are little known to Australia, hence Queensland wines and blends possess very different varietal characters that are second to none.