As a country, Australia is known for many things: koalas, kangaroos, and sheep. But one thing that's slowly rising to prominence is our wine industry. We have some of the best wines in the world, and if you're looking to try them out then look no further! I've compiled a list of my favorite Australian wines along with where they are available so you can get your hands on some delicious bottles ASAP.
1. Penley Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra 2019, $28
A family owned winery in Coonawarra, Penley Estate has been making wine for over 100 years. It's one of the most awarded wineries in Australia, with over 250 awards to its name since 1992. The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit sourced from multiple vines throughout the region—the best grapes Penley Estate could find. This wine is aged in new French oak barrels for 10 months before bottling and release.
The result is an elegant red wine bursting with ripe black fruit flavor and balanced acidity. On the nose, aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and raspberry emerge above hints of toast and vanilla that add complexity to this medium-bodied offering. If you're looking for an easy drinking style that doesn't compromise on quality or price point then look no further than this delicious drop from one of South Australia's most respected producers!
2. Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2018, $40
Jim Barry is a well-known Australian winery that produces a wide range of wines. One of them, Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2018, is from South Australia and it’s a red wine.
This wine is made from Shiraz grapes grown in warmer regions with longer growing seasons than other types of grapes. It has been aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels before bottling and release.
Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz 2018 tastes like blackberries and cassis (a type of berry) with hints of woodiness and spice on the finish. It pairs nicely with steak dishes but also goes well with rich chocolate desserts like cheesecake or tiramisu!
3. Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo 2017, $18
This wine is made in Spain, but it's a great choice for people who want to explore wines from other parts of the world. It's a red blend of two grapes—tempranillo and garnacha—and has an alcohol content of 14%. This means it's rich and full-bodied, with earthy flavours and aromas that range from fruit to leather. This kind of wine usually tastes best when served chilled (ideally at about 6°C), so make sure you're well stocked up on ice cubes before you crack open this bottle!
4. St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2017, $19
With a bold, rich palate that hits all the right notes, this wine is sure to be a favorite of yours. It tastes like blackberries and blackcurrants with hint of spice. The alcohol content is at 13%, making it perfect for any cocktail occasion you’re attending in your home country.
The best thing about this wine? It’s made in Australia! This means it’s easy to find and inexpensive too—only $19 per bottle!
5. Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling 2017, $25
If you're looking for a great value for money, look no further than the Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling 2017. This medium-bodied wine features a crisp and fruity flavor profile, with plenty of acidity to keep it light and refreshing on the palate. The finish is long and lingering, leaving you with lingering notes of citrus zest that are sure to please even the most discerning palates.
Whether you're looking for an entry-level bottle or an affordable gift for your favorite wine aficionado, this one should fit the bill nicely!
6. Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2019-2021 ,$27
This wine is the best-priced Pinot Noir from Australia. It has a lovely, deep red color and an intense aroma of cherry, plum and vanilla. The taste is juicy, with ripe berry flavors that complement the smooth tannins. This wine will pair well with poultry or pork dishes, seafood pasta and creamy cheeses such as brie or camembert. It's also great for drinking on its own after dinner for an elegant finish to your meal!
This pinot noir can be purchased online at https://www.wineuniverse.com/au-yering-station-village_village_pinot_noir_2019202021
7. Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2016-2017 ,$30
Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2016-2017
This wine is a great tasting and affordable option for any wine collector looking to expand their collection. It’s also one of the most popular Australian wines at the moment, so it won’t be hard to find. You can purchase it online or in stores like Binny's Beverage Depot, Spec's Wine Spirits Beer or Total Wine & More retail stores across America
8. Domaine A Platinum Meridien Pinot Noir 2017, $30
Wine: Domaine A Platinum Meridien Pinot Noir 2017, $30
From Australia, this wine can be purchased at these websites or stores listed below.
9. Tyrrell's Hunter Valley Semillon 2017-2020 ,$17
Tyrrell's is a family owned winery, and the Semillon grapes used to make this wine come from their own vineyards in New South Wales. The resulting product has a dry, crisp taste, with notes of citrus and apple. The Hunter Valley region of Australia is known for producing some of the best semillon wines in the world, so if you're looking for an affordable summertime drink to enjoy while relaxing on your porch or by the pool, this bottle is perfect!
10. Mitolo Wines Jester Shiraz 2018, $21
Mitolo Wines is a family-owned winery based in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Brian Mitolo and his wife Fiona in 1999, who fell in love with the region while living there for several years. They currently make some of Australia's best wines: their Jester Shiraz 2018 is one of them!
This Shiraz is full-bodied, dark red with a hint of spice on the finish. It pairs well with food like grilled meats or aged cheese but also goes great on its own—it's hard to go wrong here!
The Mitolo Wines website has this wine available for purchase online for $21 USD per bottle (about $25 AUD)
These are the best Australian wines and places to buy them.
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