Australia holds a significant role as a major wine-producing nation, valued for both its high quality and substantial output. In 2020, it generated an impressive 10.6 million hectoliters of wine. Among these, red and white grape varieties shared the spotlight in a ratio of roughly 60% red to 40% white.
With its expansive expanse and diverse array of climates and geographical settings, Australia stands as one of the world’s most adaptable countries for cultivating grapes for wine. In Australia, the grape variety Syrah goes by the name Shiraz, denoting a slightly distinct wine style. Despite being the same grape, Syrah is associated with a cooler-climate and more delicate approach to winemaking, whereas Shiraz suggests a more robust and intense warm-climate expression