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

  • 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 ...

  • Jacob's Creek

    In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in hi...

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • 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

  • Emeri Pink Moscato NV

    Snoothrank:

    We had this at our wedding and we loved it! I am finding it impossible to find it locally, if I was able to find it there wouldn't be any storage spaces left in our condo. Read More

    Wine review by Epheks


  • I tend to like a substantial bottle.  Nice and heavy.  I like natural ... wines are screw tops from Australia.  A cool bottle I came across a while back was Rockfish Zinfandel by Dan Cederquist.  The picture below is not my own, but found by for me by google.  I think I still have the bottle at home somewhere.  It is heavy and nicely engraved w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Creativity in label and...


  • Alice White Chardonnay South Eastern Australia 2013

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    Have just returned from a "study" cruise on the Norwegian Jade & found to our surprise "Alice White" on the wine list -not only the cheapest white but also tasted the best & then we found it be Aussie -as well -WOW-ticked all the boxes.But are still struggling to find it available in NSW -we are approx.90minutes south of City. Staff on the cruis... Read More

    Wine review by Robbie 22


  • Paringa Shiraz 2013

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    Red fruit on the nose and palate with french oak influences and a dry tannic finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Rosemount Estate Shiraz 2013

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    Well balanced. Nice fruit forward wine with blackberry. Full body.Great price for wine. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Penfolds Shiraz Koonunga Hill South Australia 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Peter Lehmann Portrait Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • 2 Up Shiraz 2012

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    2 thumbs up for 2 up, jammy fruit bomb, a little spice, aroma is like cinnamon, brown sugar and allspice. Nice wine for the price Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Hastwell & Lightfoot Fleurieu Australia Shiraz 2012

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    not an overwhelming vintage and disappointing for a Shiraz which I find usually good. it was much better aerated. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • I think even you, Fox, are thinking too much within CA. There are ... ... Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $20), for $15, would be tempted to buy a case and lay 9 of them down, drinking 3 now in some partyish context at home, then 3 in 3 years, 3 more in six years then decide what to do with the last 3. Out of the 50 listed on... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


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  • Looking forward to visiting next month and holding several vertical tastings featuring a decade of our Shiraz - plus a couple of Shiraz Cabernets and the introduction of our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon from the oldest Cabernet vineyard in the world. Cheers, James Hall GM - Brothers in Arms Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, South Australia

    Comment by 482782Brothers in Arms 482782 Brothers in Arms


  • One day I'll get around to visiting!

    Comment by 465819lovemevino45 465819 lovemevino45


  • I also have some 1979 Shiraz

    Comment by 344333Bobbie N Lancaster 344333 Bobbie N Lancaster


  • I uncorked a bottle of Renmano Australian Cabernet Sauvignon Red Table wine Bin 480-1978, Chairman's Selection, and was amazed at the bouquet and the taste. After letting it breathe my guest really enjoyed it. I cannot find a site that has any information about the aged Australian wine.

    Comment by 344333Bobbie N Lancaster 344333 Bobbie N Lancaster


  • I like the above it is good from my side and the things which have been mentioned are perfect and not require any further addition. Tia Smith Sydney Flights

    Comment by 332904Sydney Flights 332904 Sydney Flights


  • sik

    Comment by 304999ozfixie 304999 ozfixie


  • fully, go ozz mate

    Comment by 305300tabledancer 305300 tabledancer


  • yeah, its the grouse.

    Comment by 304999ozfixie 304999 ozfixie


  • Big wines from Australia, especially the Shiraz, are some of my favorites!

    Comment by 297669randomacts 297669 randomacts


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