Australian Wine Varieties

Australian Wine Varieties

When people go searching for Australian wine, they tend to select from only two categories of wines: Merlot and Pinot Noir. They feel that these are the most popular Australian wine brands. Is this really the case? Are there any other Australian wines worth trying?

Australian Wine Varieties


Both Pinot Noir and Merlot come from France, are red grape varietals. Which Australian grape variety is your favourite? The long list of Australian white wine varieties makes it difficult to choose one. Have you even tried many of them? What makes them different?


Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are both grape varieties from the same vineyard in Australia. Pinot Noir is made from Merlot grapes and Chardonnay, which comes from the same vine as Cabernet Sauvignon, a variety of red grapes. If you want to get an idea of how Australian wine tastes, then you can compare the Australian red and white wine varieties against the French ones. Although they have the same acidity, Australian red wines are more delicate. The Australian white wine has a more berry-like taste than the French, but they have citrusy flavors.


Although each variety has its own unique characteristics, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir share many similarities. Both varieties are French. Pinot Noir consists of mostly the same components as Cabernet Sauvignon, including a blend of vinifera and pinot noir grapes, as well as elements of Chardonnay and oak. When picking out Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, pick those with a high content of resins. The grapes have been infused with grape juice for several weeks. These resins give wine its youthful, fresh aroma. Pinot noir grapes are from Burgundy, France. Pinot Noir is slightly less flavorful than Cabernet Sauvignon and has an earthier aroma.


Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are both full-bodied wines, with medium to full flavors. Their aromas are herbal and woodsy. Merlot has a slight fruitiness, and a soft tannin. Cabernet Sauvignon is very spicy, and the tannins give it its flavor. The alcohol content in these wines is close to one hundred percents.


Of course, since there are so many Australian wine varietals available, you can choose according to your taste. If you like Merlot, then you’re in luck: this grape produces lovely, clean, crisp Merlots that are great when used as a varietal. Or, if you prefer Cabernet, you’ll find many selections in Adelaide Hills vodkas and juices. The official Cabernet Reserve is an area where Cabernet Sauvignons are aged in Adelaide Hills by winemakers for future release. These wines can be purchased from late spring to the end of the summer.


South Australia is home to some outstanding wine regions. It has some of Australia’s most stunning vineyards. Take the Yarra Valley for instance: rich, deep-colored wines with lush vegetation are often found in these gorgeous reds. You can also find sparkling wine from the desert as well as white wines and rose wines. You might also be interested in pinot noir or stray in cooler areas of Australia, such as Flindersville or Kew Gardens, in Melbourne’s east or Flindersville, in the state’s northwest.


Another region worth mentioning is Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Its pinot noirs, straps and many other varieties are of world-class quality. You might want to sample their breakfast tea, too, if you can: rich, aromatic chardonnays are ideal after a long walk on the beaches. You can’t go wrong with wine at any of the winery tours in Australia, so set up a trip to Adelaide or Melbourne today and start exploring the different options. You won’t regret it!