Australia

There are things happening in Australia.  After years being dominated by big corporations that were the product of the takeover or merging of old companies, making wine that was often mediocre, Australia is now firmly focused on producing great wine, crafted by family firms.  Instead of growing what is commercially desired, winemakers are growing grapes that work in the land they are in, resulting in wonderful diversity.

Old family names are reappearing as craft producers rather than large volume manufacturers, new winemakers are taking the plunge and doing their own thing and grapes with Spanish and Portuguese origin are being put in the ground.  It really is exciting!

PRODUCERS

 ALPHA BOX & DICE (Various Regions) | ARCHITECTS OF WINE (Clare Valley) | BK WINES (Adelaide Hills) | BROKENWOOD (Hunter Valley) | BROTHERS WINE CO (Clare Valley) | DAVID FRANZ (Barossa Valley) | DUNE (McLaren Vale) | EVEN KEEL WINES (Mornington Peninsula) | FROM SUNDAYS (Various Regions) | GEYER WINE CO (Barossa Valley) | HAY SHED HILL (Margaret River) | HOLLICK (Coonawarra) | IRVINE (Eden Valley) | JAMSHEED WINES (Yarra Valley) | JUMPING CREEK (Yarra Valley) | KALLESKE (Barossa Valley) | KINGSTON ESTATE (Various Regions) | KOERNER (Clare Valley) | MAYER (Yarra Valley) | MINISTRY OF CLOUDS (Various Regions) | OCHOTA BARRELS (Adelaide Hills) | ROCK OF WISDOM (Barossa Valley) | SAMI-ODI (Barossa Valley) | SIGURD WINES (Clare Valley)

WINES