Written by: Abby Clark
Bookings of Australian wine tours have swelled in the past decade. In part on the strength of inexpensive and flavorful below-$10 wines with eye-catching labels, the Aussie wine industry surged in the mid/late 2000s, and Australian wine took the world by storm.
Australia’s most popular grape is the Shiraz, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Semillon. Wine connoisseurs will attest that select Australian vineyards, of which there are upwards of 2,000, produce some of the finer wines in the world.