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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • Matthew Lang

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

  • Three Wishes

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • Oxford Landing

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Rawson's Retreat 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Are You Game Shiraz 2013

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    The wine is an inky indigo at the center with bright ruby along the edges. The nose is a pleasant combination of green grass, earth and sweet blackberry. The taste is a sweet jammy rush of fruit up front, with flavors of blackberry and black currant that transition gradually to a brief moment of black pepper spice midpalate. The finish is smo... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Banrock Station Shiraz 2015

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    Nice purple/burgundy coloration and the clarity of this is modest, with suspended particles throughout. Aromas that lean towards the sweet side....strawberry, vanilla, smooth oak and tinges of booze waft gently into the nostrils. The flavors are smooth and mellow, with more strawberry, cherry, and even some blueberry pie in terms of sweetness.... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz NV

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz NV

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Lindeman's Shiraz Cabernet Bin 55 2015

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    Wine review by btnc916


  • Hopwood Masters' Reserve 2004

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    This has a huge purple tones with cranberry edges around the rim and although opaque, it has nice clarity. The aromas are port like in the fact that there are raisin qualities, plum, dark cherry, fortified alcohol etc....the flavors follow suit and I feel that it is dark, and of dried fruits....it really reminds me of an LBV. Very smooth mouth... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier Victoria 2014

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    This smoother and mellower than most and easy drinking because of it. Good starter for those new to shiraz. Plum is dominant with blueberry notes, lighter peppery notes but with medium bodied tannins and good acidity - this is a no brainer for the cost. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2013

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    These wines always are better after laying down for a year or two...this is no exception. It has fleshed out, the plum and blueberry notes are fuller and the peppery notes and spice ride to a medium tannic finish accompanied by driving acidity. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doowaa73


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