In just 200 years, Australia’s wine industry has grown from a few small plantings to an industry renowned throughout the world for quality, innovation and depth. In fact, Australia is consistently one of the top ten wine producing countries in the world and is one of the few countries that produces every one of the major wine styles. Australia is such a large country that almost every climate and soil type can be found. This means that they are able to produce all of the major wine types, from red wines to white wines, fortified wines and sweet wines to sparkling wines.
Australia also has some of the oldest grape vines in the world. Many of Europe’s established vineyards were destroyed by disease in the 1800s with the only survivors being the vines brought to Australia. Today, the main wine producing regions of Australia remain in the cooler south east of the country. There are about 60 wine-producing regions throughout Australia. Vineyards in South Australia like Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Victoria like Yarra Valley and New South Wales like Hunter Valley produce most of Australia’s wine, while Southwest Western Australia like Margaret River also contributing well recognised products.
|Winery||Description||Vintage||Format||Bot. Price by Case||Rating|
|Bass Phillip||Estate Chardonnay||2015||75CL||500|
|Bass Phillip||Estate Chardonnay||2016||75CL||500|
|Bass Phillip||Crown Prince Pinot Noir||2016||75CL||430|
|Bass Phillip||Premium Pinot Noir||2016||75CL||1350|
|Burge Family Winemakers||Draycott Reserve Shiraz||1998||75CL||2930||RP96|
|Penfolds||RWT (Cork), 6x75cl||2011||6X75CL||5880|
|Penfolds||Bin 707||1996||75CL||4300||RP 91|