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South Eastern Australia is not so much a wine region or state, but a large zone that encompasses the Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania states. Wines that are labeled from South East can be made from anywhere within these states. As one can imagine, this is a massive stretch of land with diverse growing conditions and ranges in quality.

While this is a title given to what tend to be very inexpensive table wines, some of the top producers have been known to make a South Eastern blend because it allows them to access fruit from anywhere in these regions and create a “Frankenstein-like,” multiple-state blend of their own.

The reds are made most from Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre and Cabernet. The whites from Chardonnay, Riesling, Vioginer, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Varietals Produced in South East Australia 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...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • 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...

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Popular Wineries in South East Australia View all

  • Morris Wines

    Morris Wines, established in 1859, is the continuing story of five generations of family winemake...

  • Black Opal Winery

    Black Opal established in 1986, comes from a place of untamed territories and unspoiled land. Thi...

  • Dr Red

    The Dr Red Vineyard at Mt Nebo is situated on five hectares on the eastern side of Brisbane Fores...

  • Granite Ridge

    Nestled in the heart of Queensland’s southern border wineries, with national parks all around, Gr...

  • Crane Canyon Cellars

    Crane Wines is a small, friendly, family owned and operated boutique winery and vineyard. The gra...

  • Jester Hill Wines

    John and Genevieve Ashwell have had a passion for wine for many years – a passion that has includ...

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South East Australia on Snooth

  • Kanga Reserve Shiraz Se Ausl


    This genuinely smooth blend is ideal for all occasions, its so smooth you can hardly tell its running down your throat. Read More

    Wine review by KaitlynSteers

  • Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by marymarchell

  • Meadowhawk South Eastern Australia Shiraz-Cabernet 2015


    A recent Tasting Room selection. Rather nondescript Shiraz-Cabernet. Spicy Plum, Cherry/Plum; Pine/Oak/Plum. Medium High Tannins. There I drank it and finished the Bottle, but wish I had had something better. Forgettable. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • These wines have been offered in USA New Mexico for $10US a bottle as part of a 6 pack paccage, Anyone know anything about any of them, I'm from Victoria and have never seen any of them in my area. Gosford Reserve Madison Ridge Talbingo Hill Barossa Edge Dreamtime Boondaree

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  • Jen Pfeiffer the Rebel Tempranillo 2014


    A Naked Wines Selection. Deep dark purple red in the glass. Opens with Baking Spice, Yeast, and Almond, then off to a grassy Cherry, 5 spice, and cigar box, ending with Vanilla, Cola, and Blueberry, Leather and Cream. Most of these carry over to the palate, but more fruit forward and with bits of coffee and green spices. Still a bit young, but w... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • DM - as you know, it's originally from Spain in Aragon. It was the most widely planted red variety in the world just a few years ago and may still be. It was also the most planted red grape in Spain, which still has like twice as much as anywhere else in the world. Relatively speaking they have even more Monastrell, but that's a different story.... Read More

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  • Wollombi Pas South Eastern Australia Verdelho 2014


    a pleasant and fresh, heart warming wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Penman Family South Eastern Australia Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


    I am pensive about this wine and feel that some more time in the cellar may cause me to be glad I allowed it to age. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by Madfolk

  • Yellow Tail Shiraz 2009


    Mostly spicy, slightly sweet, with a smooth vanilla finish. Not high brow, but like all Yellow Tail wines, this offbeat wine is good for everyday drinking. Read More

    Wine review by fraukeiser

  • Captain Cook Cabernet/Shiraz 2006


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    Wine review by KarenQKQ

  • any reviews on Jacobs Creek Chardonnay

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