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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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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • 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 ...

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Australia on Snooth

  • V V:  I saw that write-up of your Paso Trip earlier this year.  I do ... ... and a nice Shiraz from Australia.  I ended up buying a bottle of the Shiraz for $20, and we had it tonight with some New York steaks on the grill (after Sandra put in seven hours at the office on a Sunday). &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Hey Rex,We caught the wine bug years ago with a trip to Napa.  My wife and ... ... made visits in Portugal Australia, the Dalmatian coast (including Grgich in his native Croatia) plus multiple trips to Italy, Spain and France.  As they say in New Orleans (where they don't make wine that I'm aware of but sure know ho to drink it) "Laissez les b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How did your wine interest...


  • Riverina Estate Cabernet Sauvignon South Eastern Australia Bushman's Gully 2003

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    I bought a Bushman's cully in 2001. And now is 2014, can I drink it? Because I opened it and it does not have a good smell Read More

    Wine review by namvn


  • I've never been on a "wine vacation" or to a winery.  We are ... like to do a couple weeks to Australia sometime...love me some Aussie fruit.  California is on the near term list.  Jealous of some of the trips I see taken her Read More

    Forum post in the topic How did your wine interest...


  • Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2009

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    I've been holding this muscular boy for a couple of years now; time to taste: the colour is dark (like the Arctic Ocean with blood added) and the nose is of fine English Jam - maybe a strawberry-dark cherry blend of some description. Unfiltered, the wine is cloudy, but entry is a positive hedonic high with slightly sweet ,menthol notes (high alc... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Yalumba Sangiovese South Australia Rose Y Series 2012

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    Bright and fruit forward aromas of strawberry, fresh cut melon and grass, and some cherry. Zesty and light mouthfeel, with more unripe strawberry and cut grass. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2012

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    Austere and powerful black fruit aromas of black currant, bramble fruit and blackberry, with heat and spice in equal amounts and a commanding presence. In the mouth it's equally commanding, showing deep ripe blackberry and black currant, tree bark, forest floor and sticky tar with gripping tannins and good acidity. Would stand up well to grilled... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Brand's Laira One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra 2009

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    Blackberry and black pepper aromas with black currant, molasses and brown sugar, and a slight herbal note. Juicy and ripe blackberry flavors with dusty vanilla, tobacco and leather notes. Very smooth mouthfeel with good structure in the mouth supporting the acidity and flavors. Finishes clean and long, with intensity dropping off but lingering l... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay Y Series 2013

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    Medium intensity aromas of pear, green apple and lemon. In the mouth there's refreshing acidity and notes of of green apple, lemon, lime, grapefruit. Medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rl Buller Fine Victoria Tokay NV

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    Interesting dessert wine from Australia. Ripe fig, anise, black licorice, a touch of smoke and a nice mouth coating texture. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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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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