Wines and vineyards have a long history in Australia, dating back to Federation days when Aborigines first planted vines in the wet tropical condition of the outback. Over the years there has been a strong Australian influence on the growing practices and tasting preferences of wine-growers worldwide. Today there are thousands of wineries across the nation making it the fourth largest exporter of luxury wines in the world. Being so close to the country’s most scenic areas, it is no surprise that wineries of all sizes and standards are popping up all over the land.
With a plethora of small wineries scattered across the vast vineyard landscape, you will be spoilt for choice, even when it comes to the types of wine you can sample. Many of the wineries have their own unique personality and taste, so you can decide what style of wine to try depending on your preferences. There is something for every taste palette with some fantastic offerings from boutique vineyards and small family-owned operations to name a few. Some of the larger wineries also offer wine tours, tastings, and storage facilities. If it is a classic vintage you are after there are literally hundreds of wineries around Australia with a vintage selection to satisfy every palate.
The climate of the region makes wine growing perfect year round, as well as allowing vineyards to fully develop their fruit-bearing trees, resulting in an abundant crop that can be harvested time again. Although there are only a few major vineyards in each area, they have built up a reputation as some of Australia’s premier wineries. You could be forgiven for thinking that wine tasting is a dying breed in this country, but it isn’t. In fact there are more tasting rooms opening every week in different areas of the country than there used to be decades ago. It is these independent small wineries that have helped wine takes on a new meaning for the average consumer and helped wineries like yours stay viable as business ventures. It is time to stop wasting your money on fake wines and invest in real Australian wine.