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...

  • 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...

  • Sémillon

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

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

  • Peter Howland Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Andrew Harris Vineyards

    Andrew Harris Vineyards is located 3.5 hours north west of Sydney, 5 minutes south of Mudgee on ...

  • Reynolds Wines Ltd

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

  • Ross Hill Wines

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

  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • De Bortoli Willowglen Old Tawny Port NV


    The richness of pine nuts, tastes the way big fresh tomatoes picked fresh off the vine smell.A hint of gummy eucalyptus one expects from an Australian wine. Caramel and burnt sugar.It's really, really rich. I'm very much enjoying it right now. Read More

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  • Tyrrell's Old Winery Pinot Noir 2008


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  • More and more, I find the tendency of a red wine to throw sediment at a ... ... ... from South Australia and New South Wales often throw a surprisingly heavy sediment after less than three years of bottle aging.Since the cases I mention are drawn from reputable and moderately expensive producers, I find it hard to believe that improper fining,... Read More

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  • Tempus Two Pewter Botrytis 2005


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  • Cumulus Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Inkberry 2009


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  • Miranda Sémillon Riverina Golden Botrytis 2005


    I love this wine & can't find it in NYC. Can anyone help? Thks. Read More

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  • GregT -- yes, the 'vine pull' scheme ripped up a lot of priceless, old ... varieties were planted in New South Wales or Victoria, but most older plantings were killed off by Phylloxera in these states. I think the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Australia are in the Hunter Valley -- I can't find the date but I think Mt Pleasant's vineyard was plant... Read More

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  • Margan Sémillon Botrytis 2009


    Sweet delic Read More

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  • De Bortoli Deen de Bortoli Family Selection Brut NV


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