Australia is home to the world’s most famous and beloved wines. In the vineyards present all over the small continent, it seems as if magic is performed to create the perfect and heart – warming wines. In just 200 years, a small bunch of minor industries has turned into a gigantic business that is now being acknowledged worldwide. There are more than 60 wine regions across the whole country, producing award – winning wines with the utmost perfection and finesse.
The strange thing here is that in the beginning, there were no native Australian varieties of grapes suitable for wine production. Grapes used to be imported from England and most of the wine manufactured with these grapes was shipped back to the United Kingdom. The first commercial vineyard was set up in 1791 at Camden Park. There was no turning back after this.
Over the centuries, Australian vineyards have flowered and blossomed to create world – class wines. Few of the best Australian wines are:-
98 Penfolds 2008 Grange Shiraz: This classy wine from South Australia is a full bodied and elegantly – textured $850 worth package that tastes of intense berries, vanilla and toasted coconut.
94 Leeuwin Estate 2010 Art Series Chardonnay: Being one of the finest Chardonnays in Australia, the 2010 Art Series offers exciting aromas of peach, pink grapefruit and wood smoke along with intense citrus and stone fruit flavoursdominating this Margaret River wine.
93 Angove 2010 Warboys Vineyard Grenache: This intense, full – bodied, creamy – textured wine gives hints of vanilla, roasted meat and plum and has been created from vines planted way back in 1964.