In a world filled with wonderful, diverse and exciting wines, Australia has emerged as one of the world's leading producers of high-quality wines. With a rich tapestry of wine regions spread across the country each area boasts unique characteristics that contribute to the distinct flavours and aromas of their wines. In the spirit of our Australian Wine Sale we want to take you through our favourite Australian wine regions and help you choose the best wines suited to your tastebuds.
Nestled in South Australia, the Barossa Valley stands as a testament to Australia's winemaking prowess. Renowned for its robust Shiraz wines, the region's warm climate and ancient soils contribute to the bold and full-bodied nature of these reds. Barossa Shiraz is characterised by rich plum and blackberry flavours, accompanied by hints of chocolate and spice. The strong, structured tannins provide a long, lingering finish, making Barossa Valley Shiraz a favourite among those who appreciate a powerful and complex red wine experience.
Some of our favourite Barossa reds include; Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz, Jacob's Creek Johann Shiraz Cabernet 2013 and Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles Red Blend now.
On the western coast of Australia lies Margaret River, a region celebrated for its elegant and sophisticated wines. The maritime influence of the Indian Ocean creates a temperate climate, ideal for producing exceptional Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Margaret River Chardonnay is renowned for its balance of citrus and stone fruit flavours, coupled with a refreshing acidity. Meanwhile, Cabernet Sauvignon from this region displays blends of blackcurrant, mint, and fine-grained tannins, creating wines amazing wines that age beautifully over time.
Shop our most-loved wines straight out of the Margaret River including, Amelia Park Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Hayshed Hill Chardonnay (rated 97 points by James Halliday) and Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2020 (rated 99 points by James Halliday)!
In South Australia's Adelaide Hills, cool-climate perfection unfolds in every glass. Sauvignon Blanc sparkles with zesty citrus and vibrant acidity, while Chardonnay presents a delicate balance of tropical and stone fruit flavours. Adelaide Hills' Pinot Noir charms with red berry aromas and silky tannins, creating a symphony of cool elegance that beckons enthusiasts seeking a refreshing and sophisticated wine experience.
Here are our top picks from the Adelaide Hills, Bleasdale Vineyards Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris, Penfolds Reserve Bin A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2021 and Longview Macclesfield Gruner Veltliner.
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Heading to New South Wales, the Hunter Valley stands out as one of Australia's oldest wine regions, with a winemaking history dating back to the 19th century. Known for its iconic Semillon, the Hunter Valley produces white wines that are crisp and zesty. Semillon from this region is characterised by its citrusy notes, high acidity, and a unique ability to develop toasty, honeyed flavours with time in the bottle. Hunter Valley is known for its earthy and medium-bodied Shiraz, showcasing a balance that reflects the region's commitment to tradition and quality.
Enjoy our standouts from the Hunter Valley including, Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon and Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon 2017.
Venturing to Victoria, the Yarra Valley is celebrated for its cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in this region, with cool nights and moderate temperatures allowing for a gradual ripening process. Yarra Valley Chardonnay is recognised for its citrus and stone fruit aromas, coupled with a creamy texture and well-integrated oak. The Pinot Noir, on the other hand, displays vibrant red fruit flavours, silky tannins, and a lingering finish, making it a favourite for those seeking refined and nuanced wines.
Don't miss out on some of the best the Yarra Valley has to offer including, Giant Steps Rose, Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz and Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay.
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Whether you're drawn to the bold reds of Barossa Valley, the elegance of Margaret River, the tradition of Hunter Valley, or the cool climate wines of Yarra Valley, Australia offers a wine experience that caters to every palate. Make the most of our special offer this week and save on your favourite Australian wines.
Enjoy an extra $10 off any Australian wine when you spend over $100. The more Aussie wines, the more you save. This offer is available until January 31st 11:59 PM AEST. Offer excludes items already on promotion, Dozen Deals and bundles.