Discover these gorgeous Australian made wines designed to uplift your autumn 2022!
What do you look for in a glass of wine? Is it fruity flavours or delectable dryness? Perhaps you yearn for something sweet? Whatever your predilections, we’ve sourced the best red, white and sparkling Australian made wines for the 2022 autumn season.
While wines are wonderful additions to after-work sessions, they also help enhance your home cooking skills. Match a juicy steak with a hearty red wine like a cabernet sauvignon, or pair your grilled barramundi with a pinot grigio. Better yet, why not savour your wine over a cheeseboard!
Now, let’s cheers to the season with our list of the best Australian made wines for autumn 2022!
Best Australian Autumn Red Wines:
Bulletin Place Merlot 2018
Merlot is the kind of wine that deserves to be sipped on its own. Especially rich and creamy ones like this. The Bulletin Place Merlot is quite deep in its eccentricities, featuring an abundance of vanilla and cream on the nose, with a perfect combination of grape, blackberry and mouthwatering caramel on the palate. A delicious drop that goes with any kind of affair – most especially a juicy roast lamb.
Nine Stones Shiraz 2017
The Nine Stones Shiraz is grown and fermented in the Hilltops wine region in New South Wales, boasting a cool climate to bring a truly acidic wines. Expect hues of bright purple and dark red, matched with a youthful and intensely aromatic palate. Within the bottle are notes of chocolate, minty, black cherries and sprinkles of pepper to swoon it all together. One of our favourite wines for autumn 2022.
Greenock Estate 'Heritage 7' 2016
Greenock Estate ‘Heritage 7’ is a unique blend of seven premium grape varieties: Cabernet Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Malbec. It’s a combination that balances the flavours of Spain, France and Italy all under the guide of Australian winemaking. With aromas of fruit cake and mixed spice, it is a magical drop that pairs well with woodfired pizza.
Word Search Cabernet Sauvignon NV
With South Australia being a warm climate wine region, wine lovers can expect this Cabernet Sauvignon to be quite full-on when it comes to flavour. Expect black fruit notes matched with the distinct taste of oak, making the Word Search Cabernet Sauvignon a perfect accompaniment to a juicy filet mignon or prime rib dish. Or simply sip over a selection of crossword puzzles and word searches.
Best Australian Autumn Sparkling Wines:
Moppity Lock & Key Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay 2021
The Moppity Lock & Key Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay is a delightfully fragrant blend from New South Wales, revealing a pale straw colour with pink tinges. Crafted from 85% Hilltops Chardonnay and 15% Tumbarumba Pinot Noir, it boasts a lovely brioche nose with notes of strawberries and red fruits, with plenty of fresh citrus characters on the palate. Best sipped over a cheese board.
Wirra Wirra Vineyards Mrs Wigley Moscato 2021
Make your desserts a little more sweeter with the Wirra Wirra VIneyards Mrs Wigley Moscato. This hand-picked rosé wine has a perfume of crushed grapes, rosewater, lychee and fresh musk, paving the way for a delicious and juicy palate of fresh berries. A wine we recommend discovering this autumn, drinkers will find that these elements are complemented by a creamy texture and refreshing acidity with a light spritz, pairing beautifully with any creamy dessert.
Best Australian Autumn White Wines:
Whispering Lizard Estate Chardonnay 2019
The Whispering Lizard Estate Chardonnay uses grapes sourced from Cowaramup Bay in the heart of Margaret River. It’s an unwooded Chardonnay, meaning it is not fermented in oak barrels, which is what usually happens with Chardonnay. Expect pear scents on the nose, leading to a dry and medium-bodied palate of white peach flavours. With a touch of fine tannins, this baby is best matched with grilled fish.
King of Clubs Pinot Grigio 2020
In the past decade, Australian Pinot Grigio has become a popular staple in the market. They’re refreshing, light but, at the same time, very flavoursome. The King of Clubs Pinot Grigio is a passionate drop from south-east Australia, featuring a vibrant fusion of peach, pear and green apple. It’s a perfect after-work tipple, but also matches well with light pasta dishes and supple homemade salads.
Salmon Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This is one of the most popular wines featured on this list. Meet the very elegant Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from Salmon Bay, featuring citrusy aromas of lemongrass, apple, and lemon juice, fusing with rich nuances of tropical fruits. The finale is crisp and clean, driving home the beauty of this wine. If you must match this wine with a dish, why not try it with a healthy serving of freshly peeled prawns. By far, one of the best Australian made wines for autumn 2022.
Peter Thompson Silex Riesling 2018
Made in the foothills of Mt Gambier in south-east South Australia, the Peter Thompson Silex Riesling is delicately aromatic and dry. With a light straw colour, it offers citrusy flavours on the nose, as well as yeast characteristics of malt and honeycomb. The palate is a tangy mix with a hint of sweetness, and is best served with either grilled chicken, tarty tuna, or salmon.
Why not match these Australian made autumn wines with our Guide to the 7 Best Wine and Cheese Pairings! And if you’re considering lowering your alcohol intake, here are The 10 Best Low Alcohol and Non-alcoholic Australian Wines 2022.