Australian Wine

Australia is an extremely popular, important and significant wine-producing country, thanks both to the quality and the scale of its wine production. It is one of the largest producers of wine in the world.

Australia has a passionate and developing wine industry that is based on extensive research and improvements. Producing some of the most recognisable wines of the modern day. The elaborate landscape of Australia twinned with its ranging climates and varied geographical conditions makes it one of the most versatile wine-producing countries in the world. Australia benefits from regional features such as differing altitude and proximity to the oceans.

Wine is produced across all of Australia in all six states, however the majority is made in the southeast, in New South Wales, Victoria and particularly South Australia.

At Hennings Wine, we have an excellent range of Australian Wines in store and online. You can browse our favourites below, or navigate to the exact region or grape you are looking for.

South Australia

South Australia is one of the Australia’s six states and the melting pot of the Australian wine industry, responsible for about half of the country’s total production. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is all about quantity though as South Australia produces a number of high-quality wines, most of them from the region’s signature grape, Shiraz.

South East Australia

Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are the most likely ingredients used to produce a South Eastern Australia white wine, with the reds the more popular Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Semillon is particular favourite of ours, a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines in the region.

Tasmania 

Tasmania is the most southerly state of Australia and home to some exceptional wine, however in stark contrast to Australia, produces little Shiraz. Lying some 150 miles off the coast of Victoria and covering 35,ooo square miles, Tasmania is one of the smallest Australian states. Tasmania is Australia’s most mountainous state, which provides an excellent platform in which to produce wine.

Victoria

Located in the southeast corner of Australia, Victoria has a cool climate, influenced by its close proximity to the ocean. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay rank among the state’s most important grape varieties, making both still and sparkling wines. Shiraz is still produced here, however it tends to be more savoury than the fruity full-bodied Shiraz from other regions. Victoria is also a producer of some of Australia’s most important dessert wines such as Muscat.

Western Australia

Western Australia has a wine style noticeably different from other parts of Australia, although the variety of used here are used widely across the country. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz are the most commonly produced grapes in Western Australia.

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