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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • The Rothbury Estate

    With a portfolio of more than 200 premium brands, operations on five continents and a history str...

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • Jacob's Creek

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

  • Château Reynella

    Kelly’s Revenge is perfect at the end of a long day. This great new range of Australian wines is ...

  • Maglieri

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Greg Norman Australia Estates Cabernet Merlot 2010

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    Wine review by jasond7


  • Turkey Flat the Turk 2005

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • William Hardy Chardonnay ' 2012

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    A bit of bottle stink, this is under screwcap, greet the nose. Give this some air to let that blow off and youll find fresh green apple, lemon curd, buttery and heathery aromas here with some very fine oak shadings. Low on the palate and a little sweet/tart in nature this has a supple, smooth texture with simple if fresh apple and green gage pl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • De Bortoli Db Cabernet Merlot 2008

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    Wine review by rvy aurora


  • Yellow Tail Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by korr123


  • I haven't made an appearance on this thread for awhile, so I thought ... ... one open (a Malbec rose from Australia - Zorcal 2011). Who knows what will happen?! I sure as heck don't, but the experiment will be a fun one Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Penfold's Bin 2 Shiraz Grenache 2008

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    this is the real stuff Read More

    Wine review by bobisadicksmith


  • Langmeil Barossa Valley Floor Shiraz 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • E Minor Shiraz 2010

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    Wine review by nventure


  • D'Arenberg Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Footbolt 2011

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    Nicely done! Pure dark berry aromas, hints of exotic spices and chewy tannins all add up to a wonderful mouthful of wine.93pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


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