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 »

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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...

  • 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

  • Pirramimma Winery

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

  • 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...

  • Matthew Lang

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • Marlargo Wines

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

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  • Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013


    Blackberry and Damson plum are primary fruit aromas, with spice (pepper), dusty Barossa earth, zesty acidity and a tannic profile to match. This was very, very, good. Drink now - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • We enjoyed Friday, finally taking a break from cleaning up after our 2-week ... wines was the Shiraz from Australia.  At the winery, there were several excellent wines (given the fact that they are quite young); I would select the Cab Franc as my favorite and Sandra really likes the Petite Verdot and the Wind Swept Hill.&nbs Read More

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  • Katnook Estate Chardonnay Coonawarra Founder's Block 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz NV


    Didn't know what it was going to it was a real treat and with ripe fruit - blackberry and plum - sweet dark cherry tannins, slight oak and pepper, not much on the tannins - aren't needed here - and bright acidity. Well done - drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz NV


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    Wine review by effell

  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz NV


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    Wine review by effell

  • Shoofly Shiraz South Australia 2014


    Full bodied and drinking above it's price point this shows black berry, anise, pepper, dusty earth and fresh florals. Framed with medium tannins and good acidity this popping and good - 89 points - drink now -Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Thanks PaulIts a very good summary and exactly in line from what I here in ... ... 50% of global wine productionAustralia sits around the 4-5% mark and I think the US is in the 6-7%Not that long ago Gallo produced more wine than Oz in total&nbs Read More

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  • Schild Estate Shiraz 2013


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    Wine review by effell

  • I have a friend in China that was the WSET Wine Educator of the Year 2016 - is ... ... to hear from you! Australian imports to China are significant and China is now Australia’s largest export market in terms of value (with the UK being most important for volume): Read More

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

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  • Hi guys, I just joined up, and thought I would support my countries wines! Looking forward to chatting to everyone :) Adam.

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