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 »

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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

  • Maglieri

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

  • 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...

  • McGuigan Wines

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

  • Hardy's

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

  • Marlargo Wines

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2011

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2011

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley 2011

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    This has aged really well. After a slight dumb stage this really turned up the heat. Mostly red fruits (oddly) with a little blueberry thrown in, excellent mnerality, pepper and delicious acidity with tannic support to give a generous mouthfeel and lengthy aftertaste. Drink or hold for up to more 18 months - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    This was really good for the price point. Plenty of blackberry and Damson plum, wood, chocolate and chewy tannins combined with juicy acidity give a better than average everyday drinking experience - which is exactly what you could do at this price. Drink now - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... ... them.  Here goes: Australia:2014 Moss Wood "Amy's Blend" Margaret River Western Australia 2012 Cullen "Mangan Vineyard" Bordeaux Blend Margaret River Western Australia2011 Leeuwin "Art Series" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia***2013 Penfolds Bin 407 C... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines at release and down the...


  • Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale Australia 2011

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    Purchased at Trigg's Cellar 70. This was really good for the price point. Plenty of blackberry and Damson plum, wood, chocolate and chewy tannins combined with juicy acidity give a better than average everyday drinking experience - which is exactly what you could do at this price. Drink now - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz Barossa 2012

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    Whew - did the pepper ever come out as this sat. Kinda took over. The fruit was typical of JCRS, as was the coffee, cocao and that Barossa dirt - the extent of the spice would has handled any Spnish, Mexican, burger or pizza food offerings out there. Just a little less and this would have been a 91. Drink now - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Ferngrove Off-Dry Riesling Frankland River 2015

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    Aromatic aromas of petrol and tea leaf with delicate peach and green apple up front. Carries a definite touch of sweetness in the mouth with loads of puckering acidity and lemon flavors, more petrol notes, white grape and a tropical finish with more lemon pith and some melon notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • "Maybe grenache just doesn't make a good varietal wine."I would ... ... from Spain, France, and Australia.It was once planted widely in CA because it produces well, but serious Grenache is a fairly "new" development.As far as WTSO - we used to sell them a lot of wine that was from old vintages or producers who were dropped. It can be a very g... Read More

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


  • Hardys Nottage Hill Shiraz Australia ϼ Australia ϼ 2006

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    Wine review by leahjewell


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