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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • 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...

  • The Rothbury Estate

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

  • Jacob's Creek

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Havoc & Mayhem Mclaren Vale Australia Chardonnay 2015

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    what a wonderful wine. the vintor has out did themselves. it embellishes all aspects of the palate. if you are not a chardonnay fan this wine will win you over. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • "Oh darn, I won't be in Singapore that day."But I ... Thailand ... Thailand or Bali or Western Australia (good wine down in Margaret River) or Sri Lanka or the Maldives or. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Talk By Malcolm Tham


  • I should say that we've only been interested in collecting wine in a wine ... England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.  The worst wine we have ever tasted was made in Vietnam.  The best wine we have ever tasted was made in Napa Valley (Barnett). The issue of over-paying for wines in a wine club has come up before. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thursday (possibly into and...


  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Late Harvest Orange Muscat & Flora 1993

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... family,but is now one of Australia's major wine producers making a vast range of wines. My bottle is a 50/50 blend of orange muscat and flora,a blend unique to Brown Brothers.The rare flora grape is a cross between semillon and gewurztraminer.These grapes are grown on their 'Mystic Park ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Lindeman's Chardonnay Bin 65 2013

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    Best value for money, all around great wine. Robust body, smooth finish Read More

    Wine review by yoda4647


  • Jimmy - As Emark says, the wine is from the Languedoc-Rousillon region, but ... ... good. Look at some from Australia if you can find any.Good lu Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for a less expensive...


  • Frisk Prickly Riesling 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz Barossa Valley 1990

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    (Past tasting 16 Jun 2013) Deep hue. Nose of flowers. Fruity and spicy. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • The 85% rule for Champagne vintage dating brought up the question in my mind ... moved up to 95% E.U., Australia and New Zealand -- 85% South Africa, Chile -- 75%Of course, the exception for the AVA-designated wines in the US led me to the question of the minimum AVA content for an AVA-designated, wine and the answer to that is 85%.   Everythi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Year Label?


  • Rosemount Estate Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2002

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    Very good wine. Smooth with good flavor. Excellent with food. Has aged well. Worth getting if you can find it. Read More

    Wine review by vanir


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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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