New South Wales Wine

New South Wales is state and wine-producing region within the Federal Commonwealth of Australia, and one of the first to be populated with and planted by European settlers. It boasts a wide array of regions and climates from the Shoal Haven coast to high altitude in the Great Dividing Range to warm inland along the Murrambidgee and Murray rivers (a.k.a. the “Big Rivers”) to cooler climates in the Swan Hill and Murray Darling, with each section excelling in their own varietals and styles.

Hunter Valley is the best known region in the state, regarded for its prized Semillon that was originally planted in the 1820s by James Busby, who is credited with being the “Father of Australian Wine.”

    * Canberra District, known for growing elegant, cool-climate Shiraz and Shiraz-Viognier blends in the Rhone tradition.
    * Cowra, best known for Chardonnay.
    * Gundagi known for Shiraz.
    * Hastings River, known for Read more »

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Varietals Produced in New South Wales 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...

  • 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...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • 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...

Subregions of New South Wales

  • Hunter Valley

    Hunter Valley is the best known region within the state of New South Wales in Australia. The up...

  • Big Rivers

      Big Rivers is a catch-all name for the large geographic zone that spans several wine regio...

  • Central Ranges

Popular Wineries in New South Wales View all

  • Doonkuna Winery & Vineyard

    Doonkuna is a cool climate, family and function friendly winery situated 5 minutes from the towns...

  • Westend Estate Pty Ltd

    Westend Estate is a family affair under Bill's guiding hand and his strong philosophy of keeping ...

  • W. Drayton & Sons Pty Ltd

    The Drayton's are one of the Hunter Valley's pioneering winemaking families and it is one of the...

  • Brokenwood

    At nearly 40 years young, Brokenwood Wines, in the heart of the Hunter Valley, can lay claim to n...

  • Peter Howland Wines Pty Ltd

    Peter Howland started out as a professional musician in his home town of Newcastle. Always in sea...

  • Hungerford Hill Wines Pty Ltd

    A Hunter Valley icon for several generations of Australian wine drinkers since its founding in th...

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