Wine Culture Australia

Australia is a significant wine-producing country, based on quality and the magnitude of its wine economy. Australia is ranked sixth globally in terms of wine production with an annual turnover of approximately 2.2 billion Australian dollars resulting from an annual production of 773 million liters.

Australia has been a proponent of the New World wine renaissance for a long time. The country boasts of a highly professional and dedicated industry in terms of research and development. Technological advancements by organizations like the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), has benefited both Australia and the global wine industry alike. The country is renowned for its impressive contribution to revolutionizing vineyard management practices.

Australia has formulated a comprehensive appellation system, that complements the county's reputation of fine wines, and high production standards. You can check on our Australian wine label page, for detailed information about the wine and labeling laws.
Australia has a vast landscape and boasts diverse climatic and geographical conditions, that make the country one of the most versatile wine-growing regions in the world. The southerly latitude to a large extent affects the climate, however, local features such as proximity to the oceans and altitude, also play a key role. All six states in Australia produce wine, but the southeast regions such as Victoria, New South Wales, and generally South Australia, are the leading producers of wine in the country.


Australia has a complete and diverse wine portfolio, it includes cult wines based on its southern Rhone-style blends, local Shiraz, classic fruit-forward aromatics like Riesling, sourced from the Eden and Clare Valleys. The highly recognized Chardonnay, either with or without barrel influence, the natural but delicious Hunter Valley Semillon, complex and heavy fortified and dessert wines, as well as world-class sparkling wines.

Australia has played a key role in the globalization of wine. Majority of its brands are well represented internationally, while the county's well-qualified and well-trained wine professionals have spread their professionalism to various regions of the world.

Overall, the wine industry in Australia is highly regarded and well-established, this has led to new benchmarks been set in regard to the production of quality wine. Continued advancements in technology and individual endeavors, will most likely lead to improved standards aimed at achieving even greater heights.

Grapes available in Australia

Shiraz 26%
Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Chardonnay 10%
Pinot Noir 5%
Cabarnet - Syrah/Shiraz 4%
Riesling 4%
Rare Red Blend 3%
Other 38%
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