Australia is the success story of the New World wine producing countries, as the country has become one of the best wine tourism destinations in the world
Wine enthusiasts dedicated enough to travel to the underside of the world can discover some of the oldest Shiraz vineyards, award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir– as well as a full diary of wine tasting festivals on their next wine holiday in Australia.
Australia has a number of wine regions are largely concentrated in the southern part of the island, close to coastal areas where a Mediterranean climate encourages viticulture – half of the nation’s vineyards are found in the state of South Australia alone. The latitudes close to the equator leads to warm climatic conditions, tempered by the maritime influences or the high-altitude. Wine growers have recently been looking for cooler sites at high altitude or regions on the island of Tasmania.
Australia has more than 37,000 hectares of Syrah (or Shiraz), making it the most important grape variety in Australian viticulture. The typical wines of the country are woody, powerful, with ripe fruit flavors. The vineyards then host Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which are often used to make blends of Bordeaux grape varieties. Pinot Noir has become very popular to meet the demands of consumers around the world. Among the white varieties, Chardonnay is the most cultivated. The Sémillon is used to create wines of high standing, especially in the Hunter Valley. The Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc blend makes it possible in Australia to obtain wines with tropical flavors. The country also specializes in aromatic wines made using Riesling in the Eden Valley or Clare Valley. Australia is also developing dessert wines and sparkling wines that are increasingly sought after by consumers around the world.
You can plan your wine holiday in Australia in the wine regions around the city of Adelaide – Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale, New South Wales, Victoria as well as Western Australia. Wine holidays in Hunter Valley will take you to the land of lush green vineyards where the first vines in the country were planted, a wine holiday in Clare Valley will see you tasting some of the finest Riesling produced in the country, if you wish to taste the famous Australian Shiraz a wine holiday in the McLaren Vale is ideal and a wine holiday in the Barossa Valley will give you a taste of premium wines produced in Australia today.
At Wine Paths, our local expert can arrange exclusive wine experiences in these wine regions and more, in Australia. Typical wine holiday packages will include elaborate tastings, luxury accommodation, gourmet cuisine and unique experiences. But in addition to this, all of our private tours can be entirely tailor-made to meet your exact requirements, ensuring every detail is taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy the matter at hand – sampling fine wines while surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.