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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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • 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...

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 ...

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • 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...

  • Hardy's

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

  • 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

  • I think even you, Fox, are thinking too much within CA. There are ... ... Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $20), for $15, would be tempted to buy a case and lay 9 of them down, drinking 3 now in some partyish context at home, then 3 in 3 years, 3 more in six years then decide what to do with the last 3. Out of the 50 listed on... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • Lindemans Moscato Bin 90 2010

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    From Lot 18. Now I know what all the writing on the versatility of Riesling is about, especially the more dry ones. Nice little pale gold straw number, dry with notes of raisins, slate, sourdough and yeast, with citrus zest and a slight caramel taste. All the tastes are well balanced with a long lingering and savory finish. Terrific with food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Lindemans Moscato Bin 90 2012

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    From Lot 18. Begins with an interesting bit of cinnamon/nutmeg/caramel, sweet, but fresh, lively, and a bit spritzy. Long finish with flavors of peach, apricot, and grapefruit. A little too sweet for me to enjoy on its own, but still a lovely wine. Seemed like it would be much better with food, either cheeses and nuts or along with a dessert. Kn... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Ok, I tried the 2011 Penfolds 'Winemakers Selection' Shiraz / Cabernet blend from Australia.  The price was right ($8.99) but I suppose I could have gotten it a buck cheaper.   I think the flavor is just ok, but my wife took one sip and told me to get her a real wine - I got her a 2010 Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon, my favorite $20 wine.  I'll try ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


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  • Hello,Do you know what grapes you like?  With no information to go on, ... try Spanish, Argentina or Australia.  Get a $10 bottle from each, maybe even a merlot from Washington and then try them side by side (or if that's extravagant, have one with dinner each day and take notes).There's too much out there to recommend.  There's no magic one t... Read More

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  • Cat Amongst the Pigeons Barrossa Valley South Australia

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    Wine review by stevepeach


  • Rosemount Shiraz 2012

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    A touch dull on the nose with hints of older wood topping the core of slightly minty and coffee toned baked fruit. A bit small scaled in the mouth and smooth if still feeling a bit over-extracted. This has a nice texture to it, just a little broad shouldered and matte, but at the same time it sits low on the palate, not really showing much inner... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Boxhead Shiraz 2011

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    Raw wood greets the nose, effusive and abruptly covering anything else this might have to offer other than some subtle floral notes. Soft on entry and nice round if small in the mouth with an attractive core of red strawberry and wild cherry fruit. The wood is here but not nearly as intrusive as on the nose. Soft and easy drinking, this does pi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Shiraz. Oxford Landing 2012

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    Sweet, savory and floral on the nose with very attractive and classical Syrah aromas. Theres a hint of reduction here lending this a slight rubbery edge but as that blows off the violet, white pepper, and plum aromas become more dominant, though some clumsy oak also adds to the bouquet. A bit soft in the mouth, this is quite rich and smoothly t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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