Australia

Regions

The Australian wine industry is the world’s fourth largest exporter of wine with approximately 750 million litres a year to the international export market with only about 40% of production consumed domestically. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totalling approximately 160,000 hectares; however Australia’s wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.

The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular Terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types. The major varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Wines are often labelled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 85 percent of the wine.

Clare Valley

Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, first settled in the 1840s and named after County Clare in Ireland. Size-wise Clare Valley is small, accounting…

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Eden Valley

Eden Valley lies towards the north east of  South Australia’s wine heartland immediately north of the capital city of Adelaide. The region is bordered by…

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South Australia

South Australia known as Australia’s wine capital is, along with South East Australia, a huge provider of general wines. It dominates the industry with 44…

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Products from this country

  • Woolpunda Chardonnay

    Australia

    A bright, tropical style of Chardonnay with a slight creaminess and fine acid structure.…

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  • Woolpunda Shiraz

    Australia

    A rich, vibrant style of Shiraz, lightly oaked with dark fruit richness and a…

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  • Woolpunda Cabernet Sauvignon

    Australia

    A very lightly oaked Cabernet delivering richness and complexity with a proud history -…

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  • Scribble Verdelho

    Australia

    Scribble is a range showcasing the best varietals from wine growing regions - in…

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  • Water Stop Station Chardonnay

    Australia

    McPherson Wines provide the juice for these wines in line with their uncompromising quest…

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  • Water Stop Station Shiraz

    Australia

    With a vintage feel and a ‘Cellar Selection’ tagline, Water Stop Station has attractive…

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  • Four Buckets Chardonnay

    Australia

    Four Buckets Chardonnay is an unoaked, engaging wine that wins appreciation through its approachable,…

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  • Sevenhill ‘St. Ingatius’

    Australia

    St Ignatius is an elegant, classic ‘Bordeaux blend’ made from the highest quality Cabernet…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Riesling

    Australia

    A 5 Star rating from noted Australian wine critic James Halliday: typical cool climate…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Verdelho

    Australia

    Winemaker Liz Heidenreich has a personal passion for a fresh style of Verdelho, developed…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Barbera

    Australia

    Another Sevenhill wine highly rated by James Halliday - the 2014 vintage scores 94…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    Australia

    Cabernet Sauvignon is regarded by many as the Clare Valley’s premier red grape, as…

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  • Not Your Grandma’s Riesling

    Australia

    A wine making a statement as bold and as stylish label! The Eden Valley…

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