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

  • Three Wishes

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

  • Hardy's

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

  • Jacob's Creek

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

  • Badgers Creek

    Badgers Creek Semillon Chardonnay. 70% Semillon 30% Chardonnay Citrus Friut with a touch of V...

  • Pirramimma Winery

    Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by ...

  • The Colonial Estate

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Tall Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Select Premier

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    First thing that hits you in the face is a buttery smell, that you just can't forget while trying to drink. Definitely a diacetyl issue. Read More

    Wine review by dilligaf33


  • Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley 2008

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    Another great white. Full of flavor and has lots of body. Another great buy and great with fish or Asian cuisines. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Sidewood Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills 2013

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    Green apple, cream, peach and dried apricot aromas. Bursting with acidity on entry, this shows a lot of lively character and is full of stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot. Lemon zest and a hint of spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wallaby Creek Chardonnay Chardonnay South Eastern Australia 2004

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    Tastes like cooking sherry, and has a deep golden color. Not what I usually go for. Read More

    Wine review by Threegeese


  • Banrock Station Shiraz Mataro 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Hi everyone-Though I have lived in Oregon for the past 27 years, I started this ... the Miami area, and soon, in Australia and Minneapolis. And more. My web page is www.kelleyfoxwines.com. The "Burgundian" shirt in the photo was given to me by my dear, dear friend, Thiebault Huber of Domaine Huber-Verdereau in Volnay. His wines are a true gift.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


  • Luke Tocaciu Ltd Wines Coonawarra Cabernet 2012

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    Another Naked Wines selection. Dark opaque purple in the Glass. Opens with roasted Plum, Vanilla, and over-ripe Cherry; then on to 5 Spice and Cedar; then more Spices, Anise, & Licorice. Most of these carry over to the palate, but with a long smooth finish of Cedar, Cream, Spice, and Plum. Very soft and full in the mouth. Smooth Tannins and medi... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Yellow Tail Shiraz 2015

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    Nothing wrong with this budget bottle: packed with ripe fruit and full body. Read More

    Wine review by matthewjk


  • I assume you know, Al, that Stags' Leap Winery is not the same as ... Wine ... as ... Wine Estates (out of Australia). It used to make a bit of money from a B&B on the property and has never played in the same league as its increasingly-more-famous neighbor. Now it seems to be just another corporate asset to be maximized.It is still a Napa pr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Wildling Winemaker's Red Blend 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


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