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Nov 22nd – 28th

NATIONAL WINE WEEK 2021

Australia

Australia is the UK’s favourite wine country and the 4th biggest producer in the World, although it has only been making wine since the late 1800’s and is best known for big and robust, mouth-filling and fruity red and white wines, many of which also have strong oak flavours. 

The most widely grown varietals are Shiraz and Chardonnay, followed Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir. 

The majority of Australia’s vineyards are clustered in the south-eastern part of the continent. 

Although the style of Australian wine is changing to a more sophisticated and complex base, it is the uncomplicated and fruit-driven Chardonnay and Shiraz that have built the foundations for the Australian wine dominance of the UK.

In wine there is truth!

Roman proverb