Australia has more than 60 designated wine regions spanning from coast to coast and has developed a worldwide reputation for its award-winning wines.
Altitudes vary from vineyards planted at sea level to those planted at 1000m, climates vary from cool coastal-influenced regions to the hotter interior regions and with some of the oldest landmass in the world, with soil types that are extremely complex. These variations produce the different characteristics of each region – and with it the different styles.
Australia produces just 4% of total world wine production, but is the 5th largest exporter by volume. Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the top 3 planted varieties.
South Australia´s Barossa has some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines, over 150 years old. Whilst iconic Hunter Valley Aged Semillon or award-winning Sauvignon Blanc in Western Australia’s Margaret River are just the beginning of what´s on offer in the whites department. With the motto “Variety is the spice of life”- one can truly enjoy discovering the diversity of Australia accompanied with a glass of wine.
Downunderwines has pre-selected wines from the most renowned areas and wineries, offering a versatile and broad selection of the best Australia has to offer.