Margaret River is Western Australia's most famous wine region. The climate here is warm, but cooling sea breezes help extend the growing period.
Margaret River has a reputation for producing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon (alone or blended with Merlot). These wines typically diplay ripe black fruit and notes of oak.
The Chardonnay quality is also high, typically full bodied with ripe peach and pineapple flavors.
The classic Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc blend is one of Margaret River’s signature styles It is a refreshing wine with flavors of tropical fruits and citrus.
The sunny Swan District is Western Australia’s oldest wine region, producing an range of wines: sparkling, light, rich, and fortified.
Considered Australia’s Chenin Blanc capital with over 30 wineries putting their name on the labels.
East of Swan, outside Perth city, in the Perth Hills wine region, the first vines were planted in the 1880s.
Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s coolest and most elevated wine regions.
Adelaide Hills Chardonnay are elegant and wines with refreshing acidity. They also makes some of Australia's best sparkling wine.
Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc are fresh, aromatic, and easy-drinking with flavours of citrus, pineapple, and herbs.
Adelaide Hills is South Australia’s leading region for Pinot Noir. It’s a smooth, silky wine with cherry and strawberry flavours. Like Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is used in high-quality sparkling wines.
Barossa Valley has a Mediterranean climate: Warm vineyards on the valley floor and cooler vineyards up in the hills.
Barossa Valley Shiraz is famous, with bold with rich flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry, plum, and cherry.
Grenache is lighter with flavors of raspberry, strawberry, and pepper. It is often blended with Shiraz and Mourvedre to a classic GSM blend (Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre).
Riesling is Clare Valley's signature wine. It is light, fresh, with citrus and lime flavors.
Coonawarra makes some of the world's best Cabernet. Powerful and rich, with classic flavours of blackcurrant, blackberry, dark cherry, and mint. The best can age for many decades.
Eden Valley has a long tradition of making world-class elegant Riesling with intense citrus flavors.
McLaren Vale has old Grenache vines dating back as far as the late 1800s. Grenache is still used in classic GSM blends (Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre), but single Grenache wines are now star performers.
Hunter Valley is one of the warmer wine regions in Australia, but sea breezes from the Pacific Ocean keep it cool enough for wine grapes to grow.
The Sémillon from Hunter Valley is unoaked, delicately fresh and citrusy, with the potential to age for decades.
The Shiraz is not as powerful as some other Australian Shiraz, but savoury and food-friendly, with berry flavors that transform into earthy notes with age.
Victoria has more wine regions and wineries than any other state in Australia. It also has a great diversity of climates, which allows for the production of wine styles from sparkling wines to fortified wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Shiraz .
Yarra Valley is one of Australia's coolest wine regions. Varying altitudes help to create different microclimates in the area.
Chardonnays from Yarra Valley are typically fresh with citrusy acidity and flavors of stone fruit.
Yarra Valley is a pioneer in modern Pinot Noir. A food-friendly wine with flavours of strawberry, cherry and plum.
With a maritime climate and a southern location, Mornington Peninsula is cooler than most of Australia.
Pinot Noir is the star of the region. It is typically a lighter red wine with zingy acidity and flavors of cherry and strawberry.
Morning Peninsula Chardonnay are premium wines with flavors of melon, white peach, and citrus.
Tasmania has a climate that is at the cool extremes for viticulture, but Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir perform well here.