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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • Jacob's Creek

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

  • 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...

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • 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

  • Yangarra Estate Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012

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    Wine review by virumque


  • Jen Pfeiffer the Hero Shiraz 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection. Opens with scents of blueberry/grape jam and sweet baking yeast,Medium Acidity and Tannins and full in the mouth with a long finish. Nice spice and herb, along with cinnamon, blueberry, bit of pepper/chile and hints of fudge. A strange, but very pleasant sense of sweetness in the finish, but it is by no means sweet, just... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Yalumba The Strapper Grenache Shiraz Mataro Barossa 2012

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    Understated but still presentable aromas of beef bouillon, black raspberry and molasses. There's a fair bit of complexity on this, with black pepper spice, cedar and cinnamon, dark chocolate, rough tannins to add structure, and a chocolatey earthy finish paired with a hint of coffee and a hint of toffee. But all of this is only there if you're l... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Pinot Grigio Y Series 2013

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    Hot lemon aromas open for this citrusy wine with loads of acidity, lemon and orange blossom notes on the palate. A bit simple but pleasing enough - a perfect summer sipper with just a hint of tangerine juice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Viognier South Australia the Y Series 2012

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    Sunflowers and hay on the nose with a touch of honey and cream. Seemingly sweet approach, mostly from the dried apricot and honey flavors, there's a good mouthfeel here, puckering acidity to balance the alcohol, a good dose of honeydew melon and lemon, and a touch of lemongrass on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Evans Tate & Breathing Space Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Melon and citrus aromas are light but pleasant, with mostly honeydew, lemon and clementine leading the charge. Flavors are fresh and grassy, lemon lime and more melon flavors are driving with some herbal notes to follow, mostly bay leaf and a touch of basil. Acidity is not overwhelming but certainly present. Clean, nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Shiraz Viognier Hand Picked Eden Valley 2010

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    Big red and black fruit aromas, heat and spice in equal measure. Palate has an explosive amount of fresh acidity, black pepper, bold tarry notes, black fruit, a hint of eucalyptus, and a long finish with licorice and a touch of cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yalumba Eden Valley FDR 1A 2010

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    Powerful aromas of eucalyptus, tanning leather, oregano and a touch of texas barbecue. Flavors are explosive with bright red cherries, fresh acidity, candied currants, cinnamon and clove. This is a truly big wine, commanding and full of gripping tannins and loads of acidity. Bring lots of food with you to this party. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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...


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