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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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 ...

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • Hardy's

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

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • The Rothbury Estate

    With a portfolio of more than 200 premium brands, operations on five continents and a history str...

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Australia on Snooth

  • Definitely Langtons is your premium, top end wine, reliable shipper. But they ... ... as it applies to wine in Australia, and then subtracting it for overseas shipping is very confusing. Basically, if you have an Australian wine that has been produced since GST and WET came in 2000 and it is exported then no WET or GST is charged. However if y... Read More

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  • Here are some more Oz online ...=Australia&type=W : another US site with Aussie wineshttp://www.citywineshop.net.au/freight.php Ships internationallyhttp://www.negociantsusa.com/pf_agency.asp?p=93 US site of Australian Company with high end Aussie wineshttp://www.princewinestore.com.au/ allegedly ships internationallyhttp://rathdownecellars.com... Read More

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  • Dear KBoss,welcome. We get very little of this wine in Australia. I served some Evesham Wood Pinot at one of our College dinners and there were great responses from the afficionados and the less experienced alike. It may not rate as highly against the rest above, however, I feel that you are better supporting an operation with the potential to d... Read More

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  • Morse Code Shiraz 2011

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    Surprisingly tasty for the gimmicky label Read More

    Wine review by juliannayy


  • Hesketh Shiraz Mclaren Vale Barossa Usual Suspects 2008

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    enjoyable Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Greetings BarbaraCarol,from the Antipodes, Queensland, Australia, to be precise. It's like Texas, except we have coal and gas, instead of oil. And the Great Barrier Reef  (Until some idiot dredges it to make way for the coal exports.) and Australia Zoo with all the Crocodiles, Koalas, Cassowarys, and surviving Irwins. And wineries.I presumptuous... Read More

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  • 19 Crimes 2013

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    Smooth, "real" wine, easy to drink Read More

    Wine review by linsy12


  • Lindemans Sweet Red Bin 46 Australia South Eastern Australia Red 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by linmcm


  • 19 Crimes 2013

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    Blend of Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Grenache and CabernetSauvignon from Australia with a ABV of 13%. Concidering the ABV of this wine I was expecting a European style wine but I couldn't of been more wrong. This wine is fruit forward, light acidity and smooth almost nonexistent tannins. A winner in my book. 88 points. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Raw Power Shiraz 2011

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    Big, bold, and peppery. This goes extremely well with red meats. Strong hints of cocoa and fruit too. Read More

    Wine review by jwhittenknapp


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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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