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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Pirramimma Winery

    Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by ...

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • Matthew Lang

    Hi  l have found this bottle unopened not sure about quality of wine but if you were interested...

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • 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

  • Kilikanoon Shiraz Parable 2003

    Snoothrank:

    nose of mint, cool limestone; strong blackberry flavors and some spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • RCKRYour observation is quite validHalliday has a strong reputation in our ... ... was part of the beginning of AUstralia's journey to producing our best  Pinot Noir and he has long been a strong advocate of the industry and together with Len Evans one of the highly regarded opinion settersPersonally I think his ratings our far too high but he... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Coldstream Hills Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2015

    Snoothrank:

    some herbs on nose; sweet, yet with hints of herbs and oak Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Stonier Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2014

    Snoothrank:

    honey nectar nose; sweet and savoury at the same time Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Stephen - Tell me what your thoughts are on James Halliday.  For my money he's Australia's version of Robert Parker or James Suckling.  HIs ratings on wines seem high for my money, much like Suckling's were for Italy and Bordeaux when he was working for WS and now, he's doing it for everyone that'll pay for it...Parker for Bordeaux and anything ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • John Duval "Plexus" Sgm Barossa Valley 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by jose pendas


  • John Duval "Plexus" Sgm Barossa Valley 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Dandelion Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz 2012

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    some underlying sweetness and fruits, while mainly spice dominated Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 19 Crimes Red 2016

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    Good Read More

    Wine review by calywa


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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


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