Which wine is Australia most famous for?

Bright, bold and full of personality, Shiraz is Australia’s most popular variety. It grows in almost every wine region of Australia, accounts for one-quarter of total wine production and is our most exported wine.

What wines are from Australia?

Top 10 Australian fine wines

  • Rockford. Basket Press Shiraz. Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia.
  • Penfolds. Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Mount Mary. Quintet Cabernets.
  • Moss Wood. Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Leeuwin Estate. Art Series Chardonnay.
  • Henschke, Hill of Grace Shiraz.
  • Giaconda. Chardonnay.
  • Cullen. Diana Madeline Cabernet/Merlot.

Who started the wine industry in Australia?

Captain Arthur Phillip introduced grapevines to Australia in 1788 on the First Fleet. Unfortunately the original vines fell victim to neglect and disease before a single wine was made, but by 1791 Phillip had planted three acres of vines at Parramatta River, near Sydney, New South Wales.

When did Australian wine become popular?

The 1980s was an exciting period for the Australian wine industry. It was late in this decade when Australian wines became popular in Europe. The emphasis was on fruity white wines and also robust red varieties.

How many wine brands are there in Australia?

Australia has almost 2000 wine producers, most of whom are small winery operations. The market is dominated by a small number of major wine companies.

What is the oldest wine region in Australia?

the Hunter Valley
Known for its unique expression of semillon, the Hunter Valley is the oldest wine region in Australia.

Where does the best wine come from in Australia?

Australia’s 8 most popular wine regions

  • BAROSSA VALLEY. Famous for: bold red wines and a rich winemaking heritage.
  • CLARE VALLEY. Famous for: world-class Riesling and family-run wineries.

Who produces the most wine in Australia?

The largest wine production region by far is South Australia. One major city in South Australia is home to the Australian Wine Research Institute (awri). AWRI is responsible for much of the world’s research on dry farming techniques and commercial wine operations.

When was wine made in Australia?

An attempt at wine making from these first vines failed, but with perseverance, other settlers managed to successfully cultivate vines for winemaking, and Australian made wine was available for sale domestically by the 1820s.

Who were the most influential figures in the Australian wine industry?

During this period, there were several influential figures in the Australian wine industry including Max Lake who started the first boutique winery, Dr Bailey Carrodus who produced the first commercial vintage in the Yarra for decades and newspaper wine columnist Len Evans. The 1980s was an exciting period for the Australian wine industry.

What is the best book on Australian wine history?

Milsons Point, NSW: Random House Australia. ISBN 0091837898. Halliday, James (1985). The Australian Wine Compendium. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0207151377. Halliday, James (1994). A history of the Australian wine industry 1949–1994 Adelaide: Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation in association with Winetitles .

What are the different types of Australian wine?

Australian wine. The major varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc [citation needed]. Wines are often labelled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 85 percent of the wine.