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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Jacob's Creek

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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • 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...

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Australia on Snooth

  • Evans & Tate Big Squeeze Shiraz 2014


    Burgundy colored with grape and/or black cherry juice hues throughout and around the edges....semi opaque. Aromas are somewhat peppery and otherwise very fruit forward....thick ripe berries and some very ripe black fruits too....the finish is of muted cinnamon spice. Flavors are ripe and of soft jammy sweetness....there are hints of the savory... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Jacobs Creek Sweet Red 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by thabob

  • Beresford Chardonnay Mclaren Vale 2013


    Nicely herbal and slightly hot aromas of green apple and sweet lemon. This is spicy and zesty in the mouth with bold lemon and grapefruit notes, fresh green apple and a hint of tart herbal character towards the finish that has good length and subtle oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • St Ignatius Estate Contemplation Malbec 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by Enrique Diaz

  • Peter Lehmann's "clancy'S" Red Blend C/S/M 2011


    A real joy to drink. Full bodied but not over bearing with plenty of black and blue berry fruits. spice, some pepper, chocolate and earthy tones couple with medium tannins and well balanced acidity. Drink now - Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Peter Lehmann's "clancy'S" Red Blend C/S/M 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by jcthomas44

  • Beresford Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2013


    Dark and creamy with baking spice and black currant aromas and vanilla bean spice on the nose. This is brightly powerful and fruity on entry with explosive ripe cherry and cranberry in the mouth, a touch of herb and a clump of earth coming through the mid palate and good tannic structure on the finish. Refreshing and full flavored selection. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • The OP did make an effort, it wasn't just a shill, imho, with even a second ... get a positive response in Australia and New Zealand at the very least. Where was the photo you posted taken?Do you yourself enjoy wine? What kind? Etc. Would be good to hear from you on these subjects.Mark, ever do any yog Read More

    Forum post in the topic Attending to the Vinyasa at...

  • Peter Lehmann "Portrait" Shiraz Barossa 2014


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    Wine review by eaglebass

  • Sidewood Chardonnay Adelaide Hills 2013


    Peach aromas with some phenolics and a bit of green apple. Buoyant and bright in the mouth - this has incredibly powerful fruit with peach and apricot and melon notes, and a zesty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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