Australia has a diverse range of wine regions, each with its own unique climate and terroir, which produce a wide range of wine styles.
Shiraz, which is the most famous grape variety in Australia, is primarily produced in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Hunter Valley regions. The Barossa Valley styles tend to be the most powerful, while those from Hunter Valley are lighter in style, with flavors of red fruit and earthy notes. Look out also for the GSM blend, which originated from the French Rhone Valley
Sticky Shiraz is a unique style of wine that is produced in Australia, particularly in the Barossa Valley region. This wine is a fortified wine made from Shiraz grapes, and is known for its rich, sweet flavor and high alcohol content. The wine is aged in oak barrels, which give it a complex, nutty flavor.
Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily grown in the Margaret River and Coonawarra regions, and Chardonnay is widely grown in many regions throughout Australia. Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc are also popular in Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Adelaide Hills regions, and experimental winemakers blend them.
In addition to these grape varieties, Australian winemakers are highly experimental, and so you will find many new grape varieties such as Tempranillo, Arneis, and Zinfandel.