Australia, with its grand landmass and diverse weather conditions, grows many of the world’s most popular grapes. Each state is unique, with key wine-growing regions situated in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Wine from Australia is appreciated across the world – with the rich soil, lush pastures and mountainous regions provided some of the world’s favourite wines.
Australian red wine is well known for its ripe and robust flavours, especially wines from South Australia, where Shiraz is heavily planted and sunshine helps growth flourish. The Hunter Valley near Sydney is also famed for its Shiraz – with a more medium to full-bodied offering. South Australia also boasts Cabernet Sauvignon styles which are full of blackberries and other dark fruits, with the Yarra Valley particularly well-known for its silky cabernets.
Australian white wine often favours Riesling, with the grape grown all across South Australia. However, Sauvignon Blanc is also a popular option thanks to the Adelaide Hills region, which offers exotic fruity notes and a softness to Sauvignon Blanc’s usual acid crispness. The Hunter Valley region offers beautiful Semillon.
However, when it comes to Australian white wine we must mention Chardonnay – the most popular white wine in the country and for good reason – it grows all over the country and offers variations depending on each area. From Yarra Valley to Canberra to Tasmania to Adelaide, it is a diverse grape that ranges in profile depending on the area.
Australian Rosé blends both of these styles and is enjoyed in the sunny climes of the country. Organic wine is becoming a popular movement in Australia, offering a new direction for the health-conscious country.
At House of Townend we are proud to offer some of the best Australian wines imaginable – with bottles to suit all budgets, from fine wine to everyday drinking. Browse our offering below.