You may hear people say that Mildura is like the ‘Mediterranean of the Outback’. It’s true. With long, hot days and cool nights, the climate is very stable. There’s very little rain and a whole lot of sun. There’s more daylight, more sky and more sunshine hours than the Sunshine Coast! Mildura lies in the centre of the Sunraysia district, aptly named, as it is renowned for its sunshine and intensive horticulture. It has an ideal climate for growing grapes. It’s reliable. The grapes have time to fully ripen on the vine and the conditions keep the risk of disease to a minimum. As well as helping to cultivate some of Australia’s must-taste wines, the warm, dry climate makes Mildura a great place to visit at any time of the year.