A huge range of climates leads to wines of every style imaginable.The vast and varied landscape of Australia makes it an incredibly exciting place to buy wine from. Hot and sunny vineyards produce ripe, juicy, approachable and affordable wines, while cooler regions in the hills or next to the sea produce lighter, more elegant and restrained ones. In between, countless micro-climates offer a huge range of styles, quality and value.
Look to the regions of Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria for varieties that suit cooler conditions and you'll find fresh Pinot Noir, zippy Sauvignon Blanc and supremely classy Riesling. Margaret River is known for wines made in the 'Bordeaux' style, but are slightly richer than their northern hemisphere cousins. However, the warmer regions - Barossa, Hunter and Coonawarra - still bring us the styles that made Australia famous: big, age-worthy Shiraz, bold Grenache, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon and fruit-packed Chardonnay.