This category lists wineries and informational resources relevant to Australian wine and wine country.

Overview of The Australian Wine Industry

There are over 30 major winemaking regions in Australia, and over 1000 wineries in the country. Except for Tasmania, the premium growing regions of Australia lie above 40 degrees of latitude, which is above the zone normally considered cool climate. The warm growing climate is ideal for wine production and in 1999 Australia produced almost AUS$3.5 million (US$2.2 million) worth of wine.

The major export markets are the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. In 1997-98, exports reach 192.3 million liters to a value of US$544.2 million.

Some of the better known wine producing areas in Australia are:

  • South Australia--The Barossa, Clare Valley, Riverland, Southern Districts and Coonawarra
  • Victoria--Northeastern Victoria, Great Western and Mornington Peninsula
  • New South Wales-The Hunter Valley and Riverina
  • Western Australia--Swan Valley and Margaret River

While the majority of wineries are privately owned small or boutique ones, four companies (Southcorp, BRL Hardy, Orlando Wyndham, and Mildara Blass) account for around 70 percent of total Australian production. There are ten Australian wine companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Information provided by cscott. Sources: Australian Wine Institute, US Department of Commerce.

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Wine Australia
Industry peak body; with production overview, statistics, maps, regulations, and news.
Angove's Winemakers and Distillers
One of Australia's largest privately-owned wine companies, Angove's has strong interest in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking. They offer a broad range of wines, ports and brandies.
Australian Vintage
Producers of the McGuigan, Miranda, and Tempus Two labels; with news and a company profile.
Burton Premium Wines
Sources grapes from several wine growing regions in Australia including the McLaren Vale and the Coonawarra. Wines include Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Casella Wines
Producers of the Yellowtail, Yendah, and Mallee Point labels; with tasting notes, news, and company history.
De Bortoli Wines Pty Limited
Established in 1928, this family-run company has vineyards and wineries in Riverina and the Yarra Valley which produce a broad range of varietal wines. Cellar door sales and tours are available.
Hardy Wine Company
One of the country's largest wine producers, under numerous brand names. A division of Constellation Brands. Includes information about their brands, winemakers, and environmental policies.
Jacob's Creek
Australia's largest wine brand. Site provides Australian wine introduction, Jacob's Creek virtual tour, history, global availability, tasting notes of all ranges, guestbook, news and events.
Kreglinger Wine Estates
Producers of the Ninth Estate, Pipers Brook, and Norfolk Rise labels; with winemaker profiles and tasting notes and news.
Well-known world brand. Site lists wineries, styles and regions, winemaker and vineyard information, winery history, winery visitor information, and news and events.
McWilliam's Wines Group
Producers of the McWilliam's, Evans and Tate, and Lillydale labels; with profiles and company history.
Poole's Rock Group
Producing the Cockfighter's Ghost and Firestick labels; with tasting notes, history and news.
Rathbone Wine Group
Producers of the Xanadu, Parker, Yering and Mount Langi Ghiran labels; with descriptions.
Seppelt Australia
National wine producer with vineyards in many Australian regions. Offers a complete showcase of wines from m├ęthode champenoise and premium table wines to fortified wines.
Treasury Wine Estates
National producer; with news, list of brands, and wine clubs.
Trentham Estate Wines
With vineyards in New South Wales and Victoria; with tasting notes, cellar door information, and news.
Wingara Wine Group
Producers of the Katnook Estate and Deakin Estate labels; with news and distributor list.

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