Australian Wine

The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European settlers arrived, bringing vines to plant around the coast near Sydney. As settlement spread throughout the country, so did wine-making, and exports of mostly dry red wine became popular in the UK by the late 1800s. World War II brought an even larger influx of European immigrants who began to focus on more quality wine-making practices. By the mid 1990s, the international market was taken by storm and Australian wine became a globalized industry, with many labels recognized throughout the world.

Though a small continent, Australia has an astonishing range in climates, with distinct growing regions that adapt to these conditions and many different styles of wine produced from sparkling to dry to off dry, dessert, and even ice wine. Shiraz (Syrah) has become the signature grape of Australia, huge on the international market, with great ranges in style and quality. Most growing regions in the country were spared Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Australia View all

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Australia

  • Adelaide Hills

    This is a region of rapidly growing importance for the production of super-premium table and spar...

  • Barossa Valley

    With a rich history dating back to 1847, a profound and unique Silesian (German) influence, the B...

  • New South Wales

    New South Wales is state and wine-producing region within the Federal Commonwealth of Australia...

  • South Australia

    South Australia is the strong arm of the Australia wine industry, where the majority of the cou...

  • Tasmania

    Tasmanian vignerons have not yet registered any regions or subregions. This is likely to change i...

  • Victoria

    Victoria is a wine growing state in the South East part of Australia. Because of its diverse te...

Popular Wineries in Australia View all

  • The Colonial Estate

    World’s End is the culmination of over 15 years of winemaking in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and the ...

  • Badgers Creek

    Badgers Creek Semillon Chardonnay. 70% Semillon 30% Chardonnay Citrus Friut with a touch of V...

  • Marlargo Wines

    The home of Marlargo Wines is located at the base of the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia's most ...

  • Maglieri

    Maglieri has long set the benchmark for winemaking in McLaren Vale, enjoying both national and in...

  • Hardy's

    For over 150 years, Hardys has crafted some of Australia's best-known and most popular wines. Tak...

  • Oxford Landing

    Established in 1958 by Wyndam Hill Smith, the vineyard is situated on the banks of the Murray ...

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Australia on Snooth

  • Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Binny's 12/2014. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Jacob's Creek Chardonnay Barossa Valley 2012

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    (Past tasting 11 Feb 2013) Interesting melony nose! Also like its slight sweetness Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Brown Brothers Tarrango 2012

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    (Past tasting 10 Feb 2013) Enticing pinkish red colour! Light and fruity, Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 Yarra Valley Victoria Bottle 2007

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    Ages very well and a great value and soft on pallet Read More

    Wine review by mikejurban


  • Sam Plunkett the Butterfly Effect Reserve Shiraz 2013

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    Another winner from Naked Wines. Opens with a bit off blueberry, earth, and herb. With another couple of swirls in the glass, more earth, oak, jam, and hints of thyme. Soft, with medium acidity and tannins, a big mouthful and long finish with more blueberry/boysenberry jam and hints of chocolate fudge. Develops more with a little time, deeper mo... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tatachilla Shiraz Mclaren Vale Foundation 2004

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    Top quality Shiraz,loved it! Read More

    Wine review by K276HB


  • Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Sparkling Duck 3 NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Fuentesa


  • Fortified Duck 2014

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Fuentesa


  • Yangarra Estate Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by virumque


  • Jen Pfeiffer the Hero Shiraz 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection. Opens with scents of blueberry/grape jam and sweet baking yeast,Medium Acidity and Tannins and full in the mouth with a long finish. Nice spice and herb, along with cinnamon, blueberry, bit of pepper/chile and hints of fudge. A strange, but very pleasant sense of sweetness in the finish, but it is by no means sweet, just... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I'm currently in Australia and will be here thru January 2013. I've been enjoying some everyday wines at reasonable prices, e.g. those from Warburn Estate, Gossips, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. (2011). All very good wines AND reasonable. When you buy six bottles, you can get the price down to around $5.00/a bottle. FYI - ...

    Comment by 1112956SparkyUK3 1112956 SparkyUK3


  • A year back I have tasted an Australian wine with my friend Mellisa Knaggs and that was an unforgettable happy moment in my life. So that wine has become a special to me.

    Comment by 1109671captioningstar 1109671 captioningstar


  • Hi, I'm looking for A Mob of Emus Merlot and can't find it anywhere. I bought some from a wine tasting event and loved it. Any ideas please?

    Comment by 881706bettiboo 881706 bettiboo


  • Hattrick? I had it, lost the info and can't find it locally. HELP

    Comment by 832692jking3702 832692 jking3702


  • Australian wines .I LOVE them all , really dont buy any other .I always get Yellow tail /Banrock/jacobs creek ...I prefer the reds but I enjoy them all... hope to visit my wine country one day

    Comment by 689787akki909 689787 akki909


  • Too much industrial wine being exported from oz.We need more real wine,that is wine with a sence of Place .There are many small outstanding wieries in oz but are difficult to find. Examples; Pierro,Coriole,Craiglee and tabilk.

    Comment by 676293paddykeogh 676293 paddykeogh


  • Australian Gold Vine is actually a native from Southeast Asia to New Caledonia. Clusters of bright golden yellow star shaped flowers appear throughout the year on this compact, small growing vine. It is a vigorous climber with 6 inch long ovate to lance-shaped, lush green leaves. The yellow flowers have red stamens and are borne in loose recemes...

    Comment by 593499indu008 593499 indu008


  • To begin with if red wine drinkers stick to wines from the Barossa Valley or Coonawarra they won't go wrong. When you've exhausted those after a few months of continuous drinking go to wines from Clare Valley & Margaret River. The varieties in Oz will take a lifetime to get through.

    Comment by 577652Ziman 577652 Ziman


  • Looking at some of the comments I can assure you that Australia is worth visiting for many reasons but the quality of our wine must rate as one of the more important reasons. It is in a class of its own.

    Comment by 577652Ziman 577652 Ziman


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