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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • The Rothbury Estate

    With a portfolio of more than 200 premium brands, operations on five continents and a history str...

  • Maglieri

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

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • Matthew Lang

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

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Australia on Snooth

  • See that REST OF THE WORLD section above...it includes the Canaries!I am ... ... am ... Italy), Tasmania (Australia Read More

    Forum post in the topic DID YOU KNOW THAT THE CANARY...


  • FROM YABBY LAKE VINEYARD   (AUSTRALIA) Read More

    Forum post in the topic AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY


  • Leeuwin makes several that I've had and tried and for my money they are tops in Australia.  Vasse Felix makes a solid entry level Chard and an even better Hatesbury.  Oakridge Estate makes a couple of chards that I've had in the past also -  but I like Yarra  Valley offering the best. Read More

    Forum post in the topic AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY


  • 19 Crimes the Warden 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by Fwalker905


  • Vv - yes you are correct Now to find it in Australia Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • MJ - There was no general agreement that one particular wine was a favorite. ... ... a few Shiraz wines from Australia; sounds like you found a nice on Read More

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


  • Hope Estate Family Vineyards the Ripper Shiraz Western Australia 2013

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    Dense blackberry aromas with a bit of heat, fresh cinnamon spice, and cherry jam. Bold, buoyant and expressive in the mouth with an immediate pop of fruit, blackberry and dry cherry which slides into a rich, earthy mid palate that carries some dark tannin, preserved black olive and eucalyptus. Finishes with good length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Haven't seen Cascabel for a while - some of the wineries are doing export ... and are their importers into Australia.Dean Hewitson makes some great wines - his sons play Aussie football with mineTorbreck is intersting, they are owned by Peter Kight who is a Californian "billionaire" from the Dot Com era. He owns Quivira which is in Healdsburg ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Stephen - Since 2007 I have I have purchased at least 269 bottles of Aussie ... ... Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia 2006.  Have you ever seen it.  I haven't seen it stateside in 7-8 year Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Thanks for the early report, Stephen. So many regions across such a wide geographical area!Look forward to hearing more as the harvests progress. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Early Vintage Outlook Australia


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