Australia has some of the world’s best wineries today, and its unique geographical location has played no small part in this achievement. In fact, several unique Aussie blends of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, and uvas roxas wines are among the finest specialties housed by companies like Underground Cellar. There are, however, some wine manufacturing regions in Australia which are said to be better than others, according to the opinions of several respected wine experts. Here are just some of them.
Yara Valley, Victoria
The Yarra Valley in Victoria is full of vineyards and wineries, but the Yarra Yerring stands out among them as the oldest, and possibly the best. Their amazing blends of pinot noir and uvas roxas in Bordeaux style are well established and well-loved all around. Another notable winery from the Yarra Valley which often comes up in discussions is the Tarrawarra Estate. They are more known for their Rhône white blends, and Barbera – Nebbiolo blends.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
The stunning valley on the bank of the North Para River is just as picturesque as it is famous for producing Australia’s finest wines. Most of Australia’s best wines come from the Barossa Valley region, but the following vineyards are known in particular for producing the best batches:
- Penfolds: Grange, Portuguese purple wine, chardonnays
- Yalumba: Eden Valley Riesling, Barossa Valley Special shiraz, and Coonawarra cabernet
- Langmeil: Eden Valley red wine, shiraz – grenache – cabernet mixes
Margaret River Wine Region, West Australia
Cullen Wines is among the best wineries in the Margaret River Wine Region, and they are especially famous for their ecofriendly vineyards, purple wines, and chardonnays. Other than the Cullen Vineyards, there is also the Vasse Felix cabernet malbecs and chardonnays to enjoy.
Even though Australia is not the first place that comes to mind when you think of fine wine, it seems that the land down under is indeed catching up in the game. Better wines are expected this year, especially from the already famous Barossa Wine valley. There are plenty to try before this though, so which will you go for?