Australia’s white wine scene is fast becoming one of the most prolific and highly awarded in the New World wine market. There is a level of extraordinary quality in all that Australian white wine has to offer, and it is no surprise that the wine makers have adopted a unique approach which sets their whites a bar above the rest of the world’s. It’s also no coincidence that Australia’s taste for white wine has simultaneously developed to world-class levels. Today there are hundreds of grape varieties being grown in various regions, with more and more grapes being introduced each year.
With so much on offer, knowing a little about the different types of whites and the regions can help narrow your search for the perfect white among the hotbed of quality. The Aussies take great care in site selection and choice of wine making technique, giving us a fascinating menu to drink from.
As well as the traditional Chardonnays, Pinot Gris and Reisling, the Aussies are starting to explore which grapes grow best in each area, and there’s a panaoply of new grapes from Bianco d’Alessano, Friulano to Grenache Blanc. The wine lover is spoilt for choice when it comes to Australian whites.