The Makers

Australia

The Australian wine manufacturing industry is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine with just about 750 million litres a year to the global export market with only about 40% of production consumed locally. The wine industry is a major contributor to the Australian economy through manufacture, employment, export and tourism.

There is a A$2.8 billion home market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming over 530 million litres annually with a per capita consumption of about 30 litres – 50% white table wine, 35% red table wine.  Norfolk Islanders are the second biggest per capita wine consumers in the world with 54 litres. Only 16.6% of wine sold domestically is imported. Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 selected wine regions adding up just about 160,000 hectares; though Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The wine regions in each of these states manufacture diverse wine varieties and styles that take benefit of the particular Terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types. With the chief assortment being principally Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Wines are often labelled with the name of their grape variety, which ought to comprise at least 85 percent of the wine.


Wine Regions

South Australia Victoria New South Wales Western Australia South Western Australia
Adelaide Hills Alpine Valleys Hunter Valley Perth Hills Blackwood Valley
Barossa Valley Beechworth Mudgee Peel Geographe
Clare Valley Goulburn Valley Orange Swan Valley Manjimup
Coonawarra Grampians Riverina   Margaret River
Eden Valley Heathcote wine region New England   Pemberton
Langhorne Creek Henty Southern Highlands   Albany
McLaren Vale Mornington Peninsula Shoalhaven Coast   Denmark
Padthaway Pyrenees     Frankland River
Riverland Rutherglen     Mount Barker
Southern Fleurieu Strathbogie Wine Region     Porongurup
Wrattonbully Yarra Valley      
  King Valley      

 
Grape Varieties:

Shiraz Mourvedre Pinot noir
Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Sauvignon blanc
Merlot Sémillon Grenache
Riesling    

 
Popular Australian Wines sold in India:

  1. Angove's Coonawarra (2008)-Dry Red Wine -Cabernet Sauvignon
  2. Angove's Clare Valley (2008)-Dry White Wine-Riesling
  3. Peter Lehmann Wildcard Shiraz
  4. Peter Lehmann Wildcard Chardonnay
  5. Peter Lehmann Wildcard Cabernet Merlot
  6. Angove's Long Row (2008)-Dry White Wine-Sauvignon Blanc
  7. Oxford Landing Cabernet Shiraz
  8. Oxford Landing Chardonnay
  9. Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc
  10. Oxford Landing Shiraz
  11. Golden Mile Shiraz
  12. Golden Mile Chardonnay
  13. Angove's Chaik Hill Blue (2009)-Dry Red Wine -Shiraz Cabernet
  14. Angove's Chalk Hill Blue (2010)-Dry White Wine-Shiraz Cabernet
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