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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • 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...

  • Sémillon

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

  • 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 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

  • Arrowfield Estate

    You will find Arrowfield Estate in the Upper Hunter Valley, approximately two and a half hours dr...

  • Pooles Rock Wines

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

  • Doonkuna Winery & Vineyard

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

  • W. Drayton & Sons Pty Ltd

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

  • Westend Estate Pty Ltd

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

  • Brokenwood

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

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  • The Accomplice Shiraz Australia New South Wales 2009


    The Accomplice comes from De Bortoli winemakers in Australia. It's a good example of a typical Australian shiraz: spicy and a splash of freshness. And it's also a nicely priced wine (about 5,-).I tasted the 2010 and 2012 vintage. The 2012 is not as convincing as the 2010, which was one of my favorites for a long time.Nice to drink on an evening... Read More

    Wine review by piecesdevin

  • Meerea Park Shiraz Canberra District Xyz 2008


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    Wine review by mark

  • Golden Grape Estate Contessa 2006


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    Wine review by neralie

  • Jacob's Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2001


    I would like to purchase a case of this wine. Does anyone know where I can find it? Read More

    Wine review by Will23

  • Anthropology Pure Estate Shiraz 2008


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Ignoring the tasting arrangements for the moment (though these are very ... ... rather to Marsanne (as in New South Wales Hunter Valley) and even high-test Shiraz (or Syrah... whatever your fancy).  The Spanish varieties are also worthy - as already mentioned.Texas is made for highly alcoholic reds; whites would need some thought.  Assyrtiko, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is Roussanne The Next...

  • In a previous posting, I had shared some of the white Rhone-styled wines ... ... First up are the wines from New South Wales and South Australia. Basically, Hunter Valley and the Canberra District for NSW, and McLaren Vale, Barossa and Eden Valleys for SA. There was a physical limit for my tastebuds on the day, so by no means are my listings c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australia' take on red Rhones

  • Tyrrell's Wines Old Winery Verdelho 2012


    Clear but incredibly pale yellow in the glass. Interesting, it almost looks like water. Herbal, vegetative nose reminds me more of a sauvignon blanc. Very refreshing on the palate--initially a melon flavor but then lot's of lemon. Excellent acid gives it the refreshing quality. US$11.69 at Total WIne. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Montrose Poet's Corner Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1996


    Perhaps I had a bad bottle, but at least mine was past it's prime. I had a swig of it before I looked at it and it was disgusting! No wonder though since it was brown. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • No need to go far afield from California (or those well-known European regions ... ... Victoria State and New South Wales.  The layers there will inform your hedonistic senses while showing you what can happen to European vine immigrants when faced with the things immigrants will face. I would plug our wines in British Columbia, but supplies ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So much wine, so little time!

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