Australian Red Wines
Although Australia is an enormous country, its area under vine is relatively small when compared to European countries. No native grapes were present until the British settlers arrived and it was challenging for any living thing due to the conditions for survival.
Australian red wine industry is booming, which is thanks to its abundance of sunshine and the recognition of the need for cooler vineyard sites at altitude to prevent over ripening. Australia is producing better wines every year and, if you steer clear of the mass produced factory brands, you will find a variety of styles to suit every taste.