Must Try and Finest Aussie Wines of 2018 – Go Try Them All!

Must Try and Finest Aussie Wines of 2018 – Go Try Them All!

Australian wine industry continues to move ahead by leaps and bounds year after year. The country is today one of the largest producers and exporters of all kinds of wine varieties in the world. About 40% of all the Aussie wines produced are consumed domestically. Going by a 2017 report, Australian vines grow on 135,133 […]

2018 Wine Trends

Australian wine industry continues to move ahead by leaps and bounds year after year. The country is today one of the largest producers and exporters of all kinds of wine varieties in the world. About 40% of all the Aussie wines produced are consumed domestically. Going by a 2017 report, Australian vines grow on 135,133 ha of land area. 1.98 million tonnes of wine grapes were crushed through the year to produce 1.37 billion litres of wine. Of this, 58% were red wines, while 42% were the white ones. Australian economy got richer by about $40 billion in 2017 alone, thanks to the overall Aussie wine sales around the world.

These numbers surely look fascinating. These symbolise the hard work that has gone into the production of wines after years of planting the wines, crushing, cellaring, and then producing the perfect vintage. The numbers also point towards the fact that people have started opening to Aussie wines that until a few decades ago were nowhere in the picture. The scenario has changed a lot, with many more vineyards and wineries coming up all across the country.

This brings us to wonder, which Aussie wines should be on the list to try out this summer. Of course, the options are in plenty, yet you can use a headstart to sip on a few fine wines that are sure to leave a lasting impression. These “hidden beauties” featured among the top picks in the 2018 Australia Day annual tasting event. Take a quick look:

d’Arenberg Artisans The Money Spider Roussanne 2017
Wine Colour: White
Grape Used: Roussanne
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Region: McLaren Vale
Best Before: 2020

Long Gully Road Semillon 2015
Wine Colour: White
Grape Used: Sémillon
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol Content: 11.9%
Region: Barossa Valley
Best Before: 2028

Ministry of Clouds Tasmania Chardonnay 2016
Wine Colour: White
Grape Used: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Region: Tamar Valley
Best Before: 2025

Payten and Jones Major Kong Shiraz 2015
Wine Colour: Red
Grape Used: Shiraz (Syrah)
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol Content: 13%
Region: Yarra Valley
Best Before: 2022

Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2016
Wine Colour: Red
Grape Used: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Region: Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills
Best Before: 2021

The Story R. Lane Vintners Westgate Vineyard Shiraz 2015
Wine Colour: Red
Grape Used: Shiraz (Syrah)
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol Content: 14%
Region: Grampians
Best Before: 2030

Which one’s your favourite among these Aussie wines? If you have another wine that you would like us to include in the list, do mention its name in the comments section. If it’s really good, our team will happily include it in our compiled list of 2018 favourites.

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