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14 Best Australian Red Wine Brands

Wine me, dine me, with this fine selection of Australian red wine.

14 Best Australian Red Wine Brands

Australia may have been late to the wine-producing party compared to its European counterparts, but it has quickly become one the largest exporters of the good stuff on the planet. It’s easy to understand why, too, with every state producing wine – each with their own world-famous wine regions – and some of the most perfect climatic conditions for growing several grape varietals.

Australia has a huge presence worldwide when it comes to red wine in particular, with ShirazPinot NoirCabernet Sauvignon and Merlot being the varietals Down Under is best known for. As far as producers are concerned, the most famous producer in Australia is, without doubt, Penfolds.

The Penfolds Grange is the most well-known bottle to come from the Adelaide-based producer, which changes from year to year since it made from grapes harvested from a relatively wide area, at least compared to other expensive and collectable wines.

So with so much red wine being produced in Australia, it’s certainly a tricky task for the average consumer to find the best. Naturally, the easiest thing you can do is go to wine tastings, visit wine bars or buy bottles from either physical wine stores or online, trial a few and see how they taste.

But to make your search for the best Australian red wine that little bit easier, we’ve compiled some lists of the best Australian wineries who are absolute masters at making red wine. Whether you salivate at the thought of a Shiraz, love a mouthwatering Merlot or are into something a little more titillating such as a Tempranillo, these are top red wines australia has to offer.

Find a producer you like the sound of? Head to one of the best bottle shops in Sydney or Melbourne to pick up a few bottles of wine for yourself.