The Australian wine industry is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine with approximately 750 million litres a year to the international export market with only about 40% of production consumed domestically. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism. 

 

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The Australian wine industry is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine with approximately 750 million litres a year to the international export market with only about 40% of production consumed domestically. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism. 

 

There is a A$2.8 billion domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming over 530 million litres annually with a per capita consumption of about 30 litres - 50% white table wine, 35% red table wine. Norfolk Islanders are the second biggest per capita wine consumers in the world with 54 litres. Only 16.6% of wine sold domestically is imported. 

 

Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totaling approximately 160,000 hectares; however Australia’s wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular Terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types. With the major varieties being predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Wines are often labeled with the name of their grape variety, which must constitute at least 85 percent of the wine.

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The wine displays intense blackberry and dark cherry fruit with a hint of spice. The rich fruit persists through the palate giving great length. The tannins are fine and soft adding to the wines weight, whilst the French oak complements the fruit adding to the overall complexity.

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Flying High Shiraz is a purple wine with red hues and a nose of ripe plums, chocolate and hints of liquorice. A soft palate of forest fruits with a smooth finish.

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Deep maroon, crimson and magenta hues. Spice and herb aroma displaying a rosemary fragrance mixed with plum and dark red fruits. Juicy berries up front greet explosive fruits coupled with fine drying tannins.

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Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of absolute dedication, built from the ground up according to a rigorous viticultural regime and uncompromising approach to winemaking.

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Tim Kirk has quickly become Australia's Shiraz-Superstar. With cool-climate vineyards that are managed pefectly and with expert guidance, Clonakilla is a must have for all serious wine lovers. Tim's Hilltops Shiraz has luscious dark Shiraz fruit, with blackberry, roasted meat and gentle spice in the background. The tannins are ripe, the fruit juicy, the...

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Comprising four varietal wines of distinction, the Family Cellar range was created to be something special from the outset. The marriage of magnificent fruit from sustainable, old vineyards and traditional, hand-crafted winemaking techniques ensure beautifully balanced, elegant table wines that display a true sense of place.

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The Bannockburn 'Estate' wines are from one of Victoria's greatest producers. This wine is an elegant Shiraz that shows white pepper and gamey undertones balanced by supple fruit and lingering tannins.

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The name for this wine is often joked about. Some thought the wine to be so big and heavy that your arm hardly worked after consuming a reasonable amount.

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Very deep red/purple, very good colour. Meaty reductive and very rich, fleshy and tannic wine, with again that special kind of bitterness that comes with high-alcohol wines of great tannin extract, but it is not at all astringent. The texture is velvety. So dense and thick you feel you could stand a spoon up in it. Sweet fruit and glycerol aplenty. A...

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Aromas of orange blossom, pineapple and passion fruit with underlying suggestions of baker's yeast, butterscotch and a pleasant lift of lemon zest. Light to medium-bodied, it is well poised in the mouth with a touch of creamy texture and refreshing acidity supporting the citrus and tropical flavors, finishing long.

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The nose exhibits fresh and fruit-driven characters: encapsulating strawberries and green raspberry from the Merlot, tomato leaf and juicy melon from the Cabernet Sauvignon, whilst the Cabernet Franc contributes spicy notes of aniseed, cinnamon and peppermint. On the palate, the rich berry flavours linger and the tannins are soft and spicy. There is a...

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Sweet plum characters on the palate, supported by fine tannins on the finish.

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