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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Matthew Lang

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

  • 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...

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

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  • D'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2013

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    Blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache. The nose and appearance is mostly Syrah as is the palate though softened by the Grenache. Taste is of black and blue fruit with tart acid and a peppery finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • First - A clarification, I'm pretty picky about my pinot's because ... ... Bystander Pinot Noir from Australia.  They are good quality and they satisfy - $17-$20 The 2013 Terra Noble is very good for around $17 as the 2015/16 Errazuriz are both good from around from around $17 and these 2 Chilean wineries are worth watching.I could go on as I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • Rosebrook Estate Liqeuer Muscat Rosebrook Estate Wines Dessert/Fortified Wine Muscat NV

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    Wine review by peterhayes


  • 19 Crimes Red Blend 2013

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    Found this sitting around a didn't realize it was a '13 bottling. What a nice surprise it turned into. After sitting for 3 yrs without being bothered it morphed into this viscous, jammy dark cherry dominated wine that finished with good tannic/acidic balanced and a mini-porty syrupy swallow. Maybe they need to sit? 85 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 19 Crimes Red Blend 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Yalumba Grenache Old Bush Vine Samuel's Garden Collection 2014

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    Almost cranberry in color with wispy notes of cherry, plum, spice and Barossa dust leading to an acidic and moderate tannins in the finish. Short on aftertaste but good on the palate. Drink now-89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Yalumba Grenache Old Bush Vine Samuel's Garden Collection 2014

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    Wine review by effell


  • Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013

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    Blackberry and Damson plum are primary fruit aromas, with spice (pepper), dusty Barossa earth, zesty acidity and a tannic profile to match. This was very, very, good. Drink now - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • We enjoyed Friday, finally taking a break from cleaning up after our 2-week ... wines was the Shiraz from Australia.  At the winery, there were several excellent wines (given the fact that they are quite young); I would select the Cab Franc as my favorite and Sandra really likes the Petite Verdot and the Wind Swept Hill.&nbs Read More

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  • Katnook Estate Chardonnay Coonawarra Founder's Block 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • yeah, its the grouse.

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  • 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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