Though not meant as a term of endearment, the 1964 book The Lucky Country gave Australians a phrase to describe their beloved homeland and it was adopted with patriotic fervour. Those in the school of thought that luck is a by-product of hard work will get on well with Australia's wine community. Vineyards in all six states and a dedication to the highest levels of scientific research and development make Australia's contribution to wine as important as it is prodigious.
With 160,000 hectares under vine Australia has several regions that warrant the attention of thirsty consumers. New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia all boast significant wine-growing areas while Tasmania and Western Australia have been quietly developing a style all of their own. While most famous for Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay the grapes that Australia does not produce are easier to remember than those it does, and there is an Australian wine for every palate, and every wallet.
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From the stable of Margaret River pioneers McHenry-Hohnen comes a harmonious blend of three varieties. Classic Shiraz adds weight and spicy dark fruit, while Grenache lends its vibrant red fruit and floral character. Mataro, known in Europe as Mourvedre, brings the spine and structure to this outstanding Aussie red....read more
The Orange region of New South Wales is located on the undulating lower slopes of Mount Canobolas, and this Shiraz from Philip Shaw comes from grapes grown on one of Australia's highest vineyards. The elevation brings elegance and complexity to a fruit driven, robust wine. Classic Shiraz from Oz, with a hint of elegance and aromatic complexity....read more
Robert Oatley Vineyards
The Great Southern region of Western Australia is an up-and-coming producer of classic Australian dry Riesling. This classy, fresh wine is made from grapes cultivated on a range of prime vineyard sites. Full of citrus and fresh racy acidity, the Robert Oatley Signature Series is a perfect introduction to Riesling with an Aussie flavour....read more