Australia

 

Australia has the hottest climate of all New World wine producing regions, while conversely, Tasmania (which is part of Australia) has one of the coolest. Due to Australia's warm and dry climate, vineyards are heavily irrigated. Flavour profiles are very consistent from vintage to vintage. Currently, Australian winemakers are promoting the regionality of their wines more than ever before.


 

Key Regions:
South Australia: Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek
Victoria: Mornington Peninsula
New South Wales: Hunter Valley
Western Australia: Margaret River
Tasmania

Wine Styles: Red, White, Rosé, Sparkling, Dessert

Key White Grapes: Riesling, Sémillon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Key Red Grapes: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir