Wine is a huge thing in Australia. Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, is famous for its crisp wines. Tourists love driving around Adelaide as the city is a good mix of fun and sophisticated, and the people are very hospitable.

Fine wine can be hard to find, but not in South Australia. Adelaide Hills, which is just a few kilometers away from the city of Adelaide, hosts a number of excellent wineries. Today, we will discuss the top brands of wines in Australia, so you know which one to order the next time you are out with your special someone.

Penfolds Wines

Penfolds is known for their crisp and flavourful wines. They recently won the “Most Loved Wine Brand” in the 2016 Australian Drink Awards, and they very much deserve it. Their Grange line is one of their famous wine lines, and critic Hugh Johnson even called it the “only first growth of the Southern Hemisphere”. The company has been producing wine for over a century and half, and they get better and better in time. Their wines’ spices and smoothness will definitely sweep you off your feet.

James & Co.
James & Co.’s wines are made with bright red fruits with multiple layers of spice, macerated cherries, and a touch of charcutrie that gives it a savoury and dry European feel. It tastes amazing especially when paired with grilled Italian sausages, Pancetta, and Porcini Mushroom Risotto.

La Violetta
This wine brand is not for the faint of heart. With their rebellious and dark aura, it is sure to excite those who love adventures and exploring. Their wines are carefully fermented in a barrel along with protective sulphur to bring life and texture to the wine. Their wines’ complex, drawn out, and savoury taste will have your taste buds tingling with excitement.

Crawford River Riesling
Their wines are so finesse and aromatic, you will instantly be reminded of a bouquet of flowers once you open a bottle. The taste is not extremely dry, and is soft and balanced. Their wines are best paired with fine grilled steaks with overflowing barbecue sauce.

Ben Haines Wines
Their wines get better when aged for a long time, say six to seven years. The owner, Ben Haines, is an expert when it comes to grapes, wine, and entrepreneurship. He gets his fruits from the Yarra Valley and experiments with the grapes’ subtle flavours, adding some citrus, beeswax honey thread, jasmine, spring flowers, and other spices to the mix. If you want to give yourself a treat, then you should try their Warramunda Encore Marsanne. It is best to drink this one along with roast chicken with preserved lemon stuffing.

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