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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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

  • Marlargo Wines

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

  • Hardy's

    For over 150 years, Hardys has crafted some of Australia's best-known and most popular wines. Tak...

  • 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 Rothbury Estate

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

  • Matthew Lang

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

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... of ... Domaine 2011 South Australia Sauvignon Blanc  |  2 in stock  |  $19.99 Lucci, Domaine 2014 Adelaide Hills Syrah  |  3 in stock  |  $29.99 Lucci, Domaine 2014 South Australia Wildman Range Red Blend   |  3 in stock  |  $24.99 Lucci - Lucy Margaux 2014 Adel... Read More

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  • Dreamtime Riverina Australia 'Winemakers Blend' 2015


    the Shiraz and Cab-Sab does a good job of mellowing the Merlot including time in the Oak. very drinkable and pleasant to the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • My wife is quite a food fan and watches lots of food lifestyle programmesLast ... with such equipment here in Australia but most of it is used in the lower price end of the market as well as those experimenting with producing low alcohol [7-10%] wines.&nbs Read More

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  • Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2014


    Deep crimson color with purple hues around the rim and cranberry clarity against a clear sky. Aromas that start with licorice and heavy oak, plum, and with various summer berries, vanilla spice, and classic chocolate, sweet tobacco and freshly tanned leather. Flavors of blackberry, plum, subtle baking and cooking spices, cherry/licorice nuance... Read More

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  • Very much interested in hearing about the wines as well, haven't had a ... ... a ... New Zealand or Australia, a couple Spanish and Italian but a definite lack of anything Frenc Read More

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  • Generally you can get better deals with wine clubs or buying cellar doorBut you ... will improve margin but in Australia the Retail Channel to still the dominant way we buy wine by a long marg Read More

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  • Can do for AustraliaThe key components for wine are as followsGrape Cost  range $250/tonne for E Grade to $10,000/tonne for A GradeExtraction Rate at winery range 550 litres/tonne crushed for small wineries to 750+ for big wineries [eg Gallo's big winery in Central Valley]Winery overheads including depreciation wage costs chemicals electricity e... Read More

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  • Depending on how you define Sales, General and Administrative expenses, ... ... generic figures for South Australia, were he so inclined. We used to have a number of European winemakers on these boards, but they went walkabout several years ago now.To me a more interesting article might be the next step--how does the winery set its price, and ... Read More

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  • I am interested in the Quivera as Pete Kight is the owner of Torbreck here in AustraliaI have not heard a lot about them Read More

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