Australian Wine Regions
Australian Wine Regions by state - NSW | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

New South Wales

Hunter Valley

Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot. One of the oldest wine regions in Australia and home of our most celebrated white variety Semillon.

Mudgee

Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay. This old region has undergone a renaissance in the last 10 years where the reds have entered the top league.

Orange

Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot. One of the most promising regions to emerge in recent years. It has now become a food and wine Mecca.

Hilltops

Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot. Down south near Young. This cool climate site produces many long lived reds.

Griffith

Late harvest Semillon. This irrigated region is perfect for generating the Botrytis fungus to make the finest dessert wines. Think De Bortolli Noble One.

Tumbarumba

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling wines. Now the source of Penfolds flagship Chardonnay ‘Yattarna'. This lies near the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

Cowra

Chardonnay. This region is the source of great value Chardonnay.

South Australia

Clare Valley

Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet. The premier Riesling region in Australia and many argue the same for Shiraz. It is one of the most picturesque Valleys.

Barossa Valley

Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Merlot, Riesling, Semillon. Home of the big red! A lot of wine history here as well with some of the most geriatric vines in the country.

Eden Valley

Cabernet, Riesling, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Viognier. Next door to the Barossa and dramatically different in climate. While it is known for some of the most ageworthy Rieslings, Cabernets are among the finest in Australia.

Adelaide Hills

Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot. One of the largest districts in South Australia stretching from McLaren Vale to the Barossa (a four hour drive). The most prominent parts are closer to Adelaide such as Lenswood and Piccadilly.

McLaren Vale

Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet, Merlot. In recent years it has vied with the Barossa for King of the reds. One of the most beautiful coastal regions and great eating.

Langhorne Creek

Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot. Next door to McLaren Vale. Although it has a lot of history it is only in recent years we have seen success with some outstanding Cabernets.

Clarendon

Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot. Wines from this region were the first to impress US critic Robert Parker

Coonawarra

Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz. One of the best Cabernet districts in Australia. The cigar shaped strip of red earth (15 km long and 1 km wide) is the most expensive real estate in the Australian wine world.

Padthaway

Cabernet, Shiraz, Chardonnay. Along with Coonawarra is part of the Limestone Coast. The wines have some of the cool climate characters of Coonawarra but offer great early drinking.

Limestone Coast

Cabernet, Shiraz. Mt Benson and Wrattonbully are part of this exciting new outcrop neighbouring Coonawarra.

Tasmania

Pipers River

Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. Excellent cool climate wines that have French characters with bottle age.

Granton

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling. This new region has spawned a whole generation of wine show stoppers.

Tamar Valley

Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. One of the warmer parts of this cold state with wines that drink well in the short term.

Victoria

Yarra Valley

Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz. An all-round district producing some of Australia's finest Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Mornington Peninsula

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris (Grigio). This very cold, maritime district does best only with the cool climate varieties.

Geelong

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz. This cool climate region completes the Port Phillip Bay wine portfolio along with the Yarra and Mornington.

Macedon

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. A great sparkling wine region to challenge, dare I say... Champagne.

South East Gippsland

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Climatically extreme district which can turn out some of the finest Pinots in the country.

Pyrenees

Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz. One of the few districts suited well to Cabernet.

Goulburn Valley

Shiraz, Cabernet, Marsanne, Riesling. This Mediterranean climate produces an eclectic range of wine styles.

Great Western

Shiraz, Riesling, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay. Producing Shiraz of the highest pedigree to cellar. Rieslings are not too far behind.

Rutherglen

Muscat, Muscadelle (Tokay), Shiraz, Durif. They should rename this Fortified Valley as there is no peer in the country.

King Valley

Riesling, Shiraz, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, Barbera, Sangiovese. An incredibly variant region in climate which sees a lot of European varieties thriving.

Bendigo

Shiraz, Cabernet. The reds from this region are the stuff of legends. Not for whimps!

Western Australia

Margaret River

Cabernet, Semillon, Merlot, Chardonnay. One of the most spectacular districts to holiday in with equally spectacular wines.

Swan Valley

Verdelho, Shiraz. One of the hottest commercial wine districts. A Mediterranean style is evident in the food and wines.

Perth Hills

Shiraz, Verdelho. Slighter cooler than the hot Swan Valley yet producing similar generous wines.

Pemberton

Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Verdelho, Cabernet. This cool climate region has attracted winemakers from the nearby Margaret River to plant here.

Mount Barker

Riesling, Cabernet, Shiraz. The largest wine region in the world and is also known as Lower Great Southern. Rieslings are the best in the West.