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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • Three Wishes

    Three Wishes is a Charles Shaw wine produced as a private label offering at Whole Foods markets...

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • Matthew Lang

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Coombe Farm Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2011

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    Really like the velvety, buttery feel on the palate Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • De Bortoli Estate Grown Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2014

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    well flavored, clean grape flavors and some oak to give more depth and flavors Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 2013

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    Ruby/Purple coloration and with gorgeous legs, this has a rich, vibrant look that showcases the goodness to come! Aromas of whisky, toasty vanilla, dark chocolate, black coffee hints and deep, ripe berries. The flavors follow suit with added spicy zest and the mouthfeel is of velvety cream, slight booziness and warm richness. Awesome!! Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Don't underestimate Australia's capacity for producing the truly execrable blend, either. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Masters of Wine - Syrah Panel...


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  • Sidewood Mappinga Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2013

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    Mellow green apple, pear and lemon aromas with light vanilla notes. This is tart and zesty on the attack, delivering loads of fresh citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit before it really starts to show some developing oak towards the finish with hints of cream and vanilla added. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2010

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    Another success story and a continuing cellar selection for me and my friends. Good red berry and blueberry fruit profile, with accenting pepper, chocolate, spice and anise with tannins and great acidity make for a lengthy aftertaste. This is always a great pairing for Mexican food. Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz 2010

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    Wine review by baileyshell


  • Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2014

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    I have never tried a Shiraz or Syrah before. Since I have consumed "Layer Cake's" cabernet & found it to be superior to many other wines, I decided to take a chance w/ their 2014 Shiraz.Very, Very nice and smooth, yet full bodied. Definitely try again. Read More

    Wine review by Omega1Man


  • 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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