Nearly 2,500 miles separate Sydney in the east and Perth in the west. Across this huge distance, Australia offers winemakers a whole smorgasbord of unique and varied terroir. And it's not just about Shiraz; there are over 100 grape varieties grown across the country's 65 wine-producing regions. Australia also has a long history of making great wine, with the so-called "First Families of Wine" tracing their history back to the mid-1800s.
Established wineries like Henschke and d'Arenberg have been joined by more recently established producers like Torbreck, Cullen, Grosset and Two Hands - all making superb wines and regularly winning awards on the international stage.