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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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

  • Brokenwood

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

  • Reynolds Wines Ltd

    Here at Reynolds Vineyards, we pay careful attention to growing the best grapes and making wines ...

  • Pooles Rock Wines

    Poole's Rock Wines is a successful specialist dynamic wine company, producing a select range of p...

  • Ross Hill Wines

    Wallace Lane Wine Company is the new home of Ross Hill Wines. Ross Hill Wines have been made by ...

  • 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 ...

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  • Wollambi Pass Big Rivers Australia Shiraz 2017

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    The cab saub blended with the Shiraz made it bright, brisk & buoyant and gives one the desire to store a few bottles for some time knowing it will improve. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Rosebrook Estate Liqeuer Muscat Rosebrook Estate Wines Dessert/Fortified Wine Muscat NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by peterhayes


  • Dreamtime Riverina Australia 'Winemakers Blend' 2015

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    the Shiraz and Cab-Sab does a good job of mellowing the Merlot including time in the Oak. very drinkable and pleasant to the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Hopwood Masters' Reserve 2004

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    This has a huge purple tones with cranberry edges around the rim and although opaque, it has nice clarity. The aromas are port like in the fact that there are raisin qualities, plum, dark cherry, fortified alcohol etc....the flavors follow suit and I feel that it is dark, and of dried fruits....it really reminds me of an LBV. Very smooth mouth... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Margan Shiraz 2014

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    nose was strongly oaked, with chocolate undertones; however it was sour... but that seemed like a natural sourness and not due to overbreathe... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Margan Chardonnay 2016

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    grass and nectar nose; citrus, pineapples, honey and some buttery fats Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Clonakilla Shiraz Hilltops 2013

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    rich fruits with a tinge of oak and spice Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier 2013

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    good balance of pepper spices and berries Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Tall Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Select 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teresawine2


  • Tyrrell's Brokenback Shiraz 2009

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    Something of a pruney nose, but, also, an unfortunate sulphur thing that does not blow off. Very tart on entry. Some raisiny fruit. Then at the rear palate that sulphur thing, Not a terribly sophisticated wine. I'm actually OK with the tartness, but there is no way I could recommend this wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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  • Tyrell's Brokenback Hunter Valley Shiraz 2007. Super nice wine.

    Comment by 302815adamc 302815 adamc


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