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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Marquis Philips Grenache Mclaren Vale 2008

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    I loved it. I bought 384 bottles, a half pallet, for $400 from Greys on Line. Between me and the people frequenting my dome house we drank it all. I want another one of those half pallets. But I cannot find a drop. Has anyone got some for sale? Read More

    Wine review by El Toto


  • The Colonial Estate l'Explorateur 2006

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    95Smooth Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Pwg Lindemans Pinot Noir Bin 99

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    No written review

    Wine review by noblecarl


  • Greg Norman Australia Estates Shiraz Cabernet 2012

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    Nice wine with all the flavors I absolutely love. It's flavor exudes deep in the vat tasty grape aura, the cherry flavor is round, vanilla, chocolate, cedar, oaky, spicy, perfect tannins and acidity, very fresh and a wonderful mouthful of lasting flavor Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • A oak A - the fact that it said Burgundy on the bottle is entirely irrelevant. ... have "port" from Australia and California, and "sherry" from many places besides Jerez. The Hungarians had to sue the Italians, who called their wine Tocai. Meantime Kraft makes a product called "cheddar"  They even have New York Cheddar. And there's "parmesan" ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)


  • Mollydooker Shiraz the Boxer 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Wine Men of Gotham Shiraz 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • DV - I don't think there even was a NZ wine industry during Ike's ... ... from Sonoma, Napa, France, Australia or anywhere. Which is why Syrah is such a great grape.Serious thread drift her Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...


  • Penfolds Cabernet-Shiraz Bin 389 2010

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    Very Good wine.Decanted at 64 deg rested for 15 min. Oak immediately noticed and the Shiraz tones it down just right.Robust lots of flavor.wish I had some cheese. Read More

    Wine review by Fine Grape


  • No worry DV, did you think I expected you all to ooh and ahh about a Bloomberg ... ... for me to look in to Australia, though I never do. New Zealand too, though it wasn't mentioned here. That South England is becoming Champagne North due to global warming is both funny and interesting, depending on who you talk to, maybe both.The Tokaji asce... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...


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