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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Oxford Landing

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

  • Matthew Lang

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

  • Pirramimma Winery

    Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by ...

  • Badgers Creek

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

  • 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...

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  • Hunter gets the direct impact of monsoonal stuffSouth Australia - Barossa/Mclaren Vale and Clare has been just some untimely heavy falls around critical ripening periods for reds resulting in damage to fruit as well as bad disease conditionsThis has not been helped by lower than usual temperatures which in absence of the rain would have been gre... Read More

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  • STEPHEN - Been drinking Pewsey Vale and the Bin 28 for years - 2 of my favorites from Australia. Read More

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  • Rain all the way from Hunter to Barossa over to Western Australia? Read More

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  • D - No the issue is mainly just some unseasonal rain at around picking timeSometimes it can be indirectly from monsoonal impacts but can also be just bad weatherThe rain impact is not totally wide spread but we have had an unusually cool and wet summer   Read More

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  • Vintage is running very lateUnseasonal rain is playing havoc with the reds and disease issues are making life difficultLooks like the curse of the odd numbered years is yet again upon us Read More

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  • Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz 2015

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    I agree with Lindemans about the coloration....heavy purple with cranberry tinges in the light and nice clarity! Aromas that contain cassis, black figs/plum, hints of smokey oaked vanilla and a smooth. The flavors follow suit, with deep Earthy fruits, and a bite of spice.....very nice! The mouthfeel is well rounded, smooth and has a rich body... Read More

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  • Monsoons spreading south? Is this all across the entire island-continent, or just particular regions? Read More

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  • So any updates, Stephen?Have heard good things about harvest in the Cape winelands in South Africa, though so far its just unsubstantiated scuttlebutt about Constantia...  Read More

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  • the more robust the better, up to $150ishAmerican? Get a 1/2 bottle of some ... extra bottles if you look to Australia and pick up Mollydooker, either the Boxer or the Blue Eyed Boy. Those are a fraction of the price of any of the above and should do the job. Big, ripe, full-bodied is what you're going to ge Read More

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  • I am in if we can find a logistics solution in and out of Australia Read More

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