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Red Wine Varieties

Find out more about Australia’s extensive wine range

From Shiraz to Semillon, Viognier to Petit Verdot, Chambourcin to Chardonnay, Australian wines cover an extensive range. Each variety has individual subtleties to explore, so delve into our list and discover what makes each variety unique.

Red wine varieties (View varieties)
Australia is blessed with red wine in every conceivable style, hailing from a diverse number of regions. Overseas we are best known for Shiraz and this grape more than any other has cemented our place in the fine wine world. Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are hot on its tails, while Merlot still suffers from a PR crisis. There is a whole host of new varieties such as Tempranillo, Barbera, and Sangiovese starting to really make an impact.