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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • Jacob's Creek

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

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Captain Cook Cabernet/Shiraz 2006

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    Wine review by KarenQKQ


  • Good chardonnay. Haven't visited them much this decade, and have to ... identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines,Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Deakin Estate Moscato 2013

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    Effervescent aromas of pale melon rind, honeydew, peach, ginger and honey. Off dry in the mouth and bordering on sweet - lovers of sweet tasting wine will enjoy this low alcohol (7%) selection with it's melon, honey and lemon flavors and fresh, easy drinking mouthfeel. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Boy Meets Girl 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • You went to Australia too? It's making me dizzy. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2010

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    Wishlist... My thoughts.. With Penfolds Grange 2010 grabbing a 100pt. and 99 and 100 and 98 for me it's a no brainer buy 2010 Barossa Glaetzer Amon Ra. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2013

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • DV - Triton Tridente is from Zamora, a little west of Toro. It's dry and ... ... with Chris Ringland from Australia for some of their wines and as they're usually making wines in really hot regions, the wines are going to be pretty big.The weather ain't like BC!D - a co-worker goes out fishing for mahi mahi like you describe. I'm good if I can... Read More

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  • Do what DV and OT suggested. See if you can find some tastings. Not many in the ... anything you'll get from Australia or the US. Decant it and see what happens.There's a lot of generic Malbec from Argentina as well, most isn't bad, although most isn't particularly memorable eithe Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Lindeman, a lot of it depends on what the winemaker wants. If he wants a little ... of Garnacha from Spain and Australia seems to have a bit of a strawberry/raspberry note. But not all of them do. I've only had a couple from CA that have that quality. Partly it's because I think CA still needs to figure out Garnacha.There's a bell pepper qualit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


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