Buy Australian Wine
Australian wines are very famous all over the world because close to 60% of the wines produced here are exported to different places. Only 40% of the wines are consumed by the locals. There are more than 60 wine growing places spread across various regions in Australia such as South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia. Each of these regions has a different climate and soil quality, which is reflected in the wines crafted here.
Grape varietals grown
The grape varietals grown in Australia are classified into three category – red, white and GSM blends. The red wine grapes grown here include:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- Other red varietals
The white wine grapes grown here include:
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Other Whites
The GSM blend is a type of red wine that is made from grapes that are a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. Grenache is known for its light texture, whereas Shiraz and Mourvedre are known for their flavours and elegance respectively.
Of all the wine producing areas in Australia, the South Australian region is the largest. This consists of the famous Barossa Valley, which houses some of the reputed wineries of the world. Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley are the other important wine regions in Western Australia. The GSM blend of grape varietals used in French Southern Rhone wines, are grown in plenty here. If you are particularly interested in looking at white wine grape cultivations, head to Clare Valley and Eden Valley for their high-mineral content Riesling cultivations.
Emergence of Tasmania
Tasmania, with its cool climate, is soon become one of the most popular wine-growing areas in Australia. Cool climate specials such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are available in their best of flavours and characters, in the Tamar Valley area of Tasmania.