Australia is well-known for its numerous quality grape-growing regions around the country and produces 1.2 to 1.3 billion litres of wine per year. Of this incredible figure, 800 million litres of Australian wine is exported, making the country the 5th largest wine exporter in the world. No matter where in the world you are, you will be sure to find one of these popular choices gracing the shelves of your local liquor store.
Lindemans Early Harvest Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Lighter in calories and alcohol content, this crisp sem-sav is an easy-drinking wine bursting with citrus flavors. The fruity, tropical notes make this the perfect wine for those summer afternoons on the deck while you are soaking up the sun.
Eileen Hardy Shiraz
Hailing from a lush vineyard in South Australia, this full-bodied and lush Shiraz is an award-winning feat of the Hardys Estate. Named for the matriarch of the Hardy family, this drop pairs perfectly with BBQ meats and strong hard cheeses.
Voted as the most loved wine in the world for the 4th year in a row, this popular Chardonnay is an all-time favorite with its silky smooth taste and rich creamy finish. This is a sure-fire winner for your next dinner party.
Jacobs Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon
The complex and layered flavors of this beautiful red come from the fact that this vintage is aged in Irish whiskey barrels during the finishing processes. The ideal accompaniment for a Sunday roast or a rack of lamb.
McGuigan Cellar Select Noon Harvest Merlot
A light red, picked during the daylight hours in the Adelaide Hills that is known for its inherent sweetness. As a full-bodied drop, this is a fantastic wine to pair with chicken dishes be it for lunch or dinner.
Champagne Peligri Brut Prestige
Aged for only 3 years, this champagne represents all that is good about Australian life in a bottle. With a rich and powerful palate, there is no better drop to toast with when your Melbourne Cup bet comes out as a winner.
De Bortoli Melba Amphora Cabernet Sauvignon
Named for a renowned Australian opera singer, De Bortoli has pushed the limits of modern technology paired with traditional winemaking techniques to create a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon with bright edges. The gentle earthen nature makes this a great wine for picnics.
Wine Gang Rose
A light Rose which boasts red apple and raspberry flavors make this an Australian favorite. This is an ideal year-round wine that pairs beautifully with a cheese platter or appetisers for a fresh afternoon beverage. This is a great drink for when your girlfriends gather together to catch up.
Kingston Echelon Petit Verdot
Pioneered in the Riverlands in the 1990s, Kingston’s Petit Verdot is a late-ripening variety that produces layers of bright berry fruits and herbs on the nose which follow through to the palate. Pair with spicy foods or game meats for the perfect balance.
The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Labelled as Halliday’s 2022 Cabernet Shiraz of the Year, The Caley is lovely to drink now or can be aged from 5-30 years. Hailing from the Barossa Valley this dense and aromatic wine is perfect for celebrating in style.
With all of Australia’s wine making expertise, you are guaranteed to enjoy every drop of these top drops. Keep an eye out in your local wine store and choose something that will enhance your next meal.