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 »

Mentor for Australian Wines

Terence Pang

I am an enthusiastic taster and collector based in Melbourne, Australia. My favourite wines/regions are Chateauneuf du Pape, Barossa Valley shiraz, Sine Qua Non, Clos St Jean and Ports. Happy to sharing my experiences, also open to tasting requests.

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Varietals Produced in Australia View all

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • McGuigan Wines

    In total McGuigan won four trophies, two gold, nine silver and ten bronze medals at this show alo...

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • Hardy's

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

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  • Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2010

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  • Lindeman, a lot of it depends on what the winemaker wants. If he wants a little ... of Garnacha from Spain and Australia seems to have a bit of a strawberry/raspberry note. But not all of them do. I've only had a couple from CA that have that quality. Partly it's because I think CA still needs to figure out Garnacha.There's a bell pepper qualit... Read More

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  • St Hallet Gamekeeper's Shiraz

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    Berry flavors with a pepper taste and soft tannins. Read More

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  • 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 - ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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