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Australian Wine

Australia is an extremely important wine-producing country, both in terms of quality and the sheer scale of its wine economy. It ranks sixth in the world in wine production and as at March 2010 was the fourth-biggest exporter of wine, with an annual total of 773 million liters, valued at 2.2 billion Australian dollars.

Australia has long been at the forefront of the 'New World' wine renaissance, with a highly dedicated and professional industry based on research and development. Both Australia and the global wine industry have benefited from the technological advancements in wine-growing made by organizations such as the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). The country's contribution to revolutionizing vineyard management practices is also second to none. 

Australia, an iconic 'New World' wine nation
©Jonathan Reeve

Australia has developed a comprehensive appellation system, which complements its high production standards and the reputation of its wines. You can find more about the wine and labeling laws on our Australian wine label page.

The vast landscape of Australia, with its huge range of climatic and geographical conditions, makes it one of the most versatile wine-growing countries in the world. Overall, the climate is affected by its southerly latitude, but regional features such as altitude and proximity to the oceans also play a significant role. Wine is produced in all of Australia’s six states, but the vast majority is made in the southeast, in New South Wales, Victoria and particularly South Australia.

Australia's wine portfolio is almost as complete as one can imagine, and includes cult wines based on its very own Shiraz, southern Rhone-style blends, classic fruit-forward aromatics led by Riesling from the Eden and Clare Valleys, highly acclaimed Chardonnay with or without barrel influence, unpretentious but delicious Hunter Valley Semillon, heavy and complex fortified and dessert wines, and world-class sparkling wines.

The country has also played a major role in the globalization of wine. Many of its brands have a strong international presence, as do its well-trained and well-qualified wine professionals, who have spread their expertise to many corners of the world.

Overall, Australia has a well-established and highly regarded wine industry which has set new benchmarks in quality wine production. With continued technological advancements and individual endeavors, these standards are expected to achieve even greater heights.

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Here are some wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Penfolds Grange Bin 95, Australia Shiraz $591 16
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet - Shiraz, South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz $65 90
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia Cabernet Sauvignon $293 111
Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz, Eden Valley, Australia Shiraz $577 183
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia Shiraz $56 228
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon $61 293
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz, South Australia Shiraz $85 294
Penfolds RWT Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia Shiraz $140 307
Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Unfiltered Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia Shiraz $91 321
Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia Shiraz $278 369
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia Shiraz $31 412
Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz, South Eastern Australia Shiraz $10 422
Torbreck Runrig Shiraz - Viognier, Barossa Valley, Australia Syrah (Shiraz) - Viognier $222 439
Two Hands Wines Bella's Garden Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia Shiraz $63 486
Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia Shiraz $85 524
Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra, Australia Shiraz $30 563
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, South Australia Shiraz $48 586
Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Eden Valley, Australia Shiraz $106 617
Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia Shiraz $115 691
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia Shiraz $178 721
Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia Cabernet Sauvignon $101 737
Wolf Blass Black Label Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz $106 805
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz, South Australia Shiraz $25 827
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz - Mourvedre, South Australia Mourvedre - Syrah $23 829
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia Chardonnay $81 839
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