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Wines from Australia for sale at Hic!

Australia’s wine industry has been remarkably successful over the past 30 years and as such it is now the world’s fourth largest wine exporter, selling a variety of its wines in over 100 countries.

Australia was the first of the ‘new world’ wine producing countries to understand how to appeal to a growing number of modern wine drinkers, with its inexpensive, easy-drinking, wine styles. Its innovative strategy of producing and labelling wines according to grape variety proved highly popular and saw Australia steal valuable market share from traditional producing countries France, Italy and Spain.

In recent years grape gluts, climatic extremes and economic issues have challenged the Australian wine industry, forcing it to consolidate to maintain sales in increasingly price-competitive wine export markets. Australia’s challenge therefore was to raise its reputation for premium wine and thereby command prices that enable reinvestment in its wine industry long-term. The good news is that many independent wineries in Australia are now doing just that.

Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular Terroir such as: climatic differences, topography and soil types.

Australia offers a wide range of wine styles at all prices, from many different grape varieties and regions. Whilst it has enjoyed tremendous success with inexpensive branded Chardonnays and fruity Shiraz-Cabernet blends, there is much to discover from Australia’s wide array of higher quality wines too.

Some of the country’s wines have become benchmark ‘classic’ styles such as Barossa Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Clare Valley Riesling. Australia also makes sparkling wines, the best using the traditional Champagne method, while sparkling red Shiraz is an Aussie icon and party classic. There are Aussie sweet wines too, such as soft-textured late-harvest Rieslings, fortified tawnies and Rutherglen Muscat, Australia’s unctuous, toffee-flavoured classic.

 

Katnook Estate Founder's Block Cabernet Sauvignon | Half Bottle

£7.95
The Katnook Estate Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original... Read More...

Katnook Estate Founder's Block Chardonnay | Half Bottle

£7.95
The Katnook Estate Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original... Read More...
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Dowie Doole Spitting Spider Shiraz 2016

£8.95
Rich, juicy and velvety smooth - suitable for your every mood... Read More...

Dowie Doole Spitting Spider Unoaked Chardonnay 2016

From £8.95 - per bottle
A lively, refreshing unoaked Chardonnay perfect for all occasions... Read More...

Thorne Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2018

From £8.95 - per bottle
Australia’s signature red wine blend with rich berry fruit flavours and silky soft palate... Read More...

Deakin Estate Artisan's Blend Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 2018

From £8.95 - per bottle
Vegan friendly, fresh, fruity and textural white wine blend from Australia... Read More...

Deakin Estate Artisan's Blend Shiraz Viognier 2018

From £8.95 - per bottle
An elegant, rich and fruity vegan friendly red wine from Australia... Read More...

Thorne Hill Chardonnay Sémillon 2018

From £8.95 - per bottle
A luscious white blend the type of which first put Australian wine on the map... Read More...

Long River Shiraz 2019

From £8.95 - per bottle
A worthy successor to the sadly departed Spitting Spider Shiraz!... Read More...

Stone The Crows Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

From £9.50 - per bottle
Stone the Crows!...a worthy reaction to a wine as good as this... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Foundstone Pinot Grigio 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyards Foundstone Pinot Grigio displays subtle aromas of freshly cut lime... Read More...

Deakin Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
Vibrant, refreshing and great value, all-occasion Aussie Sauvignon Blanc... Read More...

Deakin Estate Riesling 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
Lively, fresh and fragrant wine perfect with seafood or spicy Asian dishes... Read More...

Deakin Estate Viognier 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
Rich, fruity and exotic award winning Viognier with zingy tropical fruit flavours... Read More...

Deakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
Smooth, rich and powerful the perfect partner to chargrilled steaks... Read More...

Deakin Estate Merlot 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
Smooth, soft and juicy Merlot perfect with roast lamb... Read More...

Deakin Estate Shiraz 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
A rich, smooth and juicy Shiraz the perfect red for a BBQ Read More...

Deakin Estate Chardonnay 2018

From £9.95 - per bottle
A fresh, balanced, elegant and vegan friendly Aussie Chardonnay... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Foundstone Merlot 2018

From £9.99 - per bottle
Easy drinking Merlot with notes of plums, chocolate and a hint of vanilla... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay 2019

From £9.99 - per bottle
A fruit driven and zesty style of unwooded Aussie Chardonnay... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Foundstone Shiraz 2018

From £9.99 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Foundstone Shiraz offers an abundance of expressive aromas, predominantly of... Read More...

Dowie Doole Hooley Dooley 2017

From £10.95 - per bottle
A delicious red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve The Black Shiraz 2017

From £11.75 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve wines have been chosen as wines that consistently... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Vermentino 2016

From £11.75 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Vermentino is a quintessential Vermentino with delicate citrus... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Durif 2017

From £11.75 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Durif is a red wine made from the... Read More...

Tahbilk Cane Cut Marsanne 2013 | 500ml

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One of the world’s rarest grape varieties, with its origins in the Northern... Read More...
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Chapel Hill Verdelho 2017

£12.00
£14.75
The Chapel Hill Verdelho is a white wine which delivers a refreshingly complex... Read More...

Elderton E Series Shiraz Cabernet 2016

From £12.00 - per bottle
E is for excellence, it is for excitement, evolution, epicure, elegance and euphoria.... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Botrytis Sémillon Reserve 2015 | Halves

£12.50
The Berton Vineyard Botrytis Sémillon is sourced from the Griffith area of the... Read More...

Tournon Mathilda Shiraz 2017

From £12.95 - per bottle
The Tournon Mathilda Shiraz by M. Chapoutier is named for Michel’s daughter Mathilde,... Read More...

Tournon Mathilda Blanc 2017

From £12.95 - per bottle
Tournon Mathilda Blanc is a white wine blend of Viognier (75%) and Marsanne... Read More...
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d'Arenberg The Noble Wrinkled Riesling | Halves

£13.00
Grapes affected with Botrytis are small and wrinkly, inspiring the name of d'Arenberg's... Read More...

Tahbilk Viognier 2019

From £13.50 - per bottle
Originating in Condrieu in France’s Northern Rhone Valley, Tahbilk’s first plantings of Viognier... Read More...

Tahbilk Marsanne 2018

From £13.50 - per bottle
One of the world’s rarest grape varieties, with its origins in the Northern... Read More...

The Lane Block 1A Chardonnay 2018

From £14.50 - per bottle
Minimum intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to do the talking... Read More...

Larry Cherubino Apostrophe Possessive Red 2018

From £14.50 - per bottle
The Larry Cherubino Apostrophe Possessive Red is a blend dominated by Shiraz, with... Read More...

Hewitson Miss Harry Harriet's Blend 2016

From £14.50 - per bottle
Miss Harry is the nickname of Harriet Hewitson and this wine is a... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Barossa Shiraz Reserve 2016

From £14.75 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Barossa Shiraz Reserve is an award winning red wine from... Read More...

Berton Vineyard Eden Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2017

From £14.75 - per bottle
The Berton Vineyard Eden Valley Reserve Chardonnay displays generous aromas of freshly cut... Read More...

Chapel Hill The Parson Shiraz 2017

From £14.75 - per bottle
The Chapel Hill Parson Shiraz is the perfect introduction to McLaren Vale Shiraz... Read More...