Wine from Australia - that is wine from the land of roos, wallabies and goons. For a long time, Australian wine has been sitting in the select circle of the world's winemaking elite - and doesn't really give a damn.
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Fresh demands, state-of-the-art wine industry and international reputation - of course the wines from Australia are so sought after. Come with us on a little tour through the southern regions of Down Under and enjoy the relaxed way of the Aussies - with stickie, billy and an Australian wine in your hand.
Fair dinkum: First-class Australian wines at VINELLO
Wine growing in Australia is concentrated in the south in the land down under, where women shine and men plunder. For between the hot and unyielding outback and the currents and sea winds of the Indian Ocean, there are sweeping valleys and fields, blessed with mild summers and moderate rainfall. Almost ideal conditions for viticulture, as Captain Arthur Philips recognized when he explored the coasts of Australia with the First Fleet. Today, the wine industry is in full bloom and presents the world with extremely fruity white wines, opulent red wines and sparkling wines from internationally renowned wineries. Australian wine will also convince you and take you to a new world, from which the old can still learn something.
Down under a wine: The taste of Australian wine
Australia has no indigenous grape varieties and therefore relies on noble grapes from the old world. Above all Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sémillon, Merlot and Riesling are to be discovered on the vineyards Down Under. The wines are characterized by irrepressible energy. Extremely intense fruit notes, rounded and full bodies as well as spiciness and freshness in a manifold variety can be found in Australian wines - be it red wines, white wines or sparkling wines. And the fortified wines have always been considered as a speciality. The so-called stickies are vinified from almost all available grape varieties. They bear witness to the sweet life of the Aussies.
An Australian quality system?
A quality system with hierarchical designations, which declare the quality and grade of a wine, does not exist in Australia. Only the Labeling Integrity Program ensures the accuracy of the information given on the label of a wine bottle. The following information has to be mentioned on the label:
Origin: Depending on where the grapes for the wine come from, a geographical indication has to give information about it accordingly. Whereas the indication Produce of Australia is still quite general, indications about the zone, region or subregion are much more detailed. However, in order to be allowed to name such designations of origin, the wine has to come completely from the smaller zone.
Grape variety: The grape variety indicated on the label must be present in at least 85% of the wine.
Vintage: The vintage gives information about the year of harvest and vinification of the wine.
The growing regions of Australia
Although small vineyards are found in almost every Australian state except the Northern Territory, the majority of vineyards are located in the southern regions, primarily in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Small populations can also be found in Queensland and Tasmania. Each region skillfully plays with the terroir it was given. This has resulted in different focal points for viticulture from zone to zone. Let's dive into the most important growing regions of Australia and discover the subtle differences that make the wine from Australia shine in diversity.
The state of South Australia is home to some of the most famous wineries and regions for Australian wine. It's no wonder, as South Australia accounts for about half of Australia's wines. In a Mediterranean climate, grape varieties such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling find ideal conditions on the Terra Rossa soils. From this, the wines draw an unmistakable spiciness. In the slightly elevated areas in the north of Adelaide, the vintners create excellent Rieslings. All around excellent and predominantly red wines have a tradition in South Australia. In the Barossa Valley, for example, with the world-famous Penfold's winery, this tradition is cherished and cultivated.
New South Wales
The cradle of winegrowing is also the cradle of modern Australia - New South Wales does not only contain Sydney, but also elegant and fresh white wines from the grape varieties Chardonnay, Sémillion as well as powerful and spicy Shiraz red wines from the Hunter Valley. All together founded in a wine growing region that year after year makes Aussies' hearts rejoice with approachable wines. New South Wales wineries are well worth a visit - so start your holiday planning with our range of New South Wales wines.
Viticulture is also very popular in Victoria. Some 25,000 hectares of vines stretch from the Murray River in the north to Port Phillip on the Indian Ocean. The most important grape varieties are undoubtedly Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which thrive in the Mediterranean climate. Moreover, Victoria is also internationally known for lively sparkling wines with a fruity bouquet. Whether pure Shiraz red wines or lively sparkling wines - wines from the state of Victoria belong to the best that Australia has to offer.
Our VINELLO recommendation
Shiraz Benchmark - Grant Burge
A modern interpretation of the Shiraz, which the Australian winemakers of the Grant Burge winery have come up with. Deep and dark red tones surround the full-bodied wine with violet reflections. In the typical bouquet of fully ripe cherries, plums and piquant spice, dark fruit aromas and an elegant tannin structure are already announced. The enjoyment of the Shiraz Benchmark is completed by a round finish, which harmonizes ideally with a roast or grilled meat.
Australian wines buy cheap online
Wines from Australia you will find cheap and uncomplicated on VINELLO. Order your Australian drops and experience the extra class that has captivated wine experts worldwide. Buy wine from Australia safely online and await the insured, climate-neutral and well-packed delivery. Pay how you want, send where you want. Noble and powerful red wines, fresh white wines and lively sparkling wines from Down Under - open the bottle, pour and enjoy. Cheers mate!
Australian red wine and its manifold tastes
Fruity, full-bodied, powerful: Australian red wine from the south of the country promises harmonious hours full of enjoyment! Australian red wine reminds many people of unforgettable holidays in Barossa Valley, the famous wine-growing region not far from South Australia. Anyone who has never been to the area, but tastes a glass of red wine from one of Australia's most famous wine-growing regions, will immediately feel a longing for more.
Fancy a wine trip to Australia? Why travel far and wide when Australian red wine comes straight to your door! Make yourself comfortable at home. With an exquisite Australian red wine - which you can buy online at Vinello - delicious food and lovely people.
A dry red table wine from Australia logically tastes different from a sweet wine from the sunny south of the country. Australian red wine dry, tart, sweet or heavy alcohol? What you like doesn't have to be liked by your guests. They may wonder:
Where does Australian red wine come from?
Which red grape varieties was the wine made from?
Was the Australian red wine aged in oak barrels?
Red wine connoisseurs are discerning gourmets and greatly appreciate a special Australia red wine. Especially if it is an elegant vintage red wine. They rely on Australian red wine and its diverse tastes out of conviction.
If you want to buy red wine from Australia online and give it as a gift, you should know the red wine taste of the wine lover. Wine that is rich in tannins is not tolerated by everyone. A sweet Australian red wine may taste excellent, but it goes into the blood quickly. So it is important to choose red, Australian wine wisely. Vinello is happy to advise you on the selection of Australian red wines!
Red wine from Australia and its grape varieties
Wine growing plays a major role especially in the south of Australia. In the west of the country the climate is rather moderate and not optimal for the cultivation of sensitive grape varieties. Therefore, there are only isolated wine regions there.
Syrah (Shiraz) has been one of Australia's most important red grape varieties since 1982. It is also the country's most popular grape variety. Other significant Australian red wine grape varieties are:
and Pinot Noir (also called Pinot Noir).
Australian red wine recommendation
If you would like to buy an exceptionally good Australian red wine online at wine shop , we recommend an Appassimento Shiraz from Swan Hill. This semi-dry red wine features a striking dark red colour and fruity flavours. Blackcurrant is clearly to be tasted. This Australian red wine (2015 vintage) owes its intense flavour to the red grapes, some of which were dried before pressing.
Australian red wine - quality has top priority
Although Australia "only" ranks sixth as a renowned wine producer worldwide, the country produces wonderful red and white wines of enormous quality. Moreover, there are renowned award-winning wineries in Australia's wine-growing regions, where vintners do not focus on "mass" but on "class". Australia's red wine quality is top priority!
Australia's quality red wines can be identified by the following classifications, among others:
"Label Integrity Program" - labels must identify grape varieties used, areas of origin and vintages
"Geographical Indications" System - includes the areas of origin at various levels
Blended wines are identifiable by the designation "South-Eastern Australia"
Australian top red wines bear the quality designations "Superior" or "Qutstanding".
If you order Australian red wine online in our wine shop, it meets all the prescribed quality criteria!
Australian red wine from the best vintages
Are you looking for a rare Australian vintage red wine? For Australian red wine vintage rarities, like the Shiraz "Grange" of the vintage 1955, which was known under the name "Grange Hermitage" until the vintage 1989, red wine lovers have to dig deep into their pockets. A bottle of the most famous Australian red wine is worth about 15,000 euro. The 1951 vintage wine from Australia's oldest and most famous wine estate, which was founded by Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold in 1844, which is available in a limited amount, costs much more.
Connoisseurs do not have to do without excellent vintage red wines from Australia, which are available in different flavours. Dry red wine as well as sweet wine and sweet, Australian red wine from excellent vintages can be found in our well sorted wine online shop. Guaranteed sensational, aromatic, spicy, of exquisite quality and delicate to the last drop!
Australian red wine, "Barbie" and pleasure
Australian holidaymakers will sorely miss "Barbie". This is the affectionate name given to the Australian barbecue, where sparkling wine, beer and red wine are not to be missed. Commonly known in Europe as a barbecue. Australian red wine or white wine? It depends on what's on the grill. Prawns, garlic bread or beef rump steak and garlic potatoes. A semi-dry Australian red wine with peppery notes, like the 2015 Shiraz from Swan Hill, tastes great with beef dishes.
Buy red wine from Australia at Vinello
Vinello pours you "pure wine" from Australia's finest red grape varieties! We have put together a great range of exquisite Australian red wines for all people who put enjoyment first. In addition we offer:
an excellent customer service
immediate delivery of the goods
a fair price-performance wine offer
and red wine with cork guarantee from the most popular wine countries in the world.
In our online wine shop you can buy exquisite, top class Australian red wine that doesn't cost a fortune and still provides a sensational taste experience.
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