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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

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 Colonial Estate

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • Matthew Lang

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

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • 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

  • Margan Chardonnay 2016

    Snoothrank:

    grass and nectar nose; citrus, pineapples, honey and some buttery fats Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Dalrymple Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

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    rich fruitness, with mainly cherries Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • http://tysonstelzer.com/articles/its-official-australia-loves-champagne/Incredible the Aussie take up of ChampagneSadly it is a case of the brand Power of the "Superbubbles" against the very good local productAlways an interesting debate around consumption of local v importGood Local NV is 18-25 with Mumm/Piper Heidsick/Lanson/Moet NV's 40-50 [A... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie and Champagne


  • Sorry, I screwed up.  I've been to Long Beach to see the Queen Mary of ... rotary engine.  As for Australia, I did not know Sebring meant anything there.  You learn a lot in this foru Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Sebring was also avery good Thoroughbred Racehorse in AustraliaWOn a couple of group 1's amd now stands at stud Read More

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  • Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Learning more about US wine


  • Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2014

    Snoothrank:

    nose of dark fruits, inky; initial spiced attack to bright red cherries, maple and chocolates. nice! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Kilikanoon Shiraz Parable 2003

    Snoothrank:

    nose of mint, cool limestone; strong blackberry flavors and some spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • RCKRYour observation is quite validHalliday has a strong reputation in our ... ... was part of the beginning of AUstralia's journey to producing our best  Pinot Noir and he has long been a strong advocate of the industry and together with Len Evans one of the highly regarded opinion settersPersonally I think his ratings our far too high but he... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Coldstream Hills Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2015

    Snoothrank:

    some herbs on nose; sweet, yet with hints of herbs and oak Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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