The search for wine can, of course, take you around the world, but certain places only stand out for their excellent wine, and Australia is just one of those places. Australian wines are quite famous all over the world. Their wine is generally very similar to everyone: fun-loving, full of life, friendly, open and not pretending. Below you can see our top 5 wine regions across Australia.
Hunter Valley, New South Wales
Hunter Valley is undoubtedly the most famous wine region in New South Wales. It is the home of James Busby, the father of Australian wine, who brought grapes to Australia from Europe in the 1830s. Hunter Valley is famous for its full flavorful Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Semillon, where the development of rich complexity according to age. Enjoy exploring Hunter Valley, one of the best wine regions in New South Wales, a place for wine lovers.
Yarra Valley, Victoria
If you’re in Melbourne, add the Yarra Valley to the list of wine places to visit because it’s just over an hour north of Melbourne. As Victoria’s oldest wine region, the Yarra Valley boasts 300 vineyards and more than 150 wineries, with Australia’s coolest regions climate suitable for producing Chardonnay, aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir. The wine producers in this region are also known for their revolutionary production activities, while still maintaining respect for the land crafting emerging varieties.
Margaret River, Western Australia
Located about three hours south of Perth, the Margaret River is one of the most isolated wine regions in the world. It is home to produce more than 25% of Australia’s premium wines, with more than 200 vineyards.
The Margaret River is just breathtaking and has many spectacular areas to stop and enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon or taste the Chardonnay, which is considered one of Australia’s best dishes. A visit is worth a trip thanks to the blend of outstanding wineries, beautiful landscapes and outdoor adventures offered.
The Barossa Valley, South Australia
The Barossa Valley has some of the oldest vines in Australia. First settled in 1842 by German settlers, it is one of the most historic wine producing regions in Australia. Located about an hour north of Adelaide, the Barossa is famous for its full body Shiraz as well as Chardonnay, Eden Valley Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. The area has more than 150 wineries and 80 cellars, and some of the world’s oldest vines aged over a century. So there are lots of exciting things to keep any alcoholic from satisfied.
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Adelaide Hill, in the center of the wine country of South Australia, is internationally recognized for exceptional premium wines, viticulture and beautiful landscapes. You will find vineyards and more than 60 wineries here. It founded in 1844 and is unique in that this is one of several urban vineyards in Australia. The Penfold Magill Estate is known for Grange wine and said to be the best wines in Australia. You can go to this beautiful wine region in less than half an hour from Adelaide.
We think they are well worth checking out on a road trip before you head home. What is your favorite Australian Wine? Share your comments below.