Strictly speaking, Australia can not be classified as an Old-World Wine
producing nations as it began making wine just over 200 years ago. However, Australians
picked up the art of Wine making very fast and today it ranks among top ten Wine
producing nations in the world. Australian Wines compare favourably with that of the
Wines produced by France and Italy.
Wine industry is a major contributor to the Australian economy through
export, employment and Wine related tourism.
Wine is produced in virtually each and every region of Australia. Australia
is a large country which adds to the diversity of climate and soil. A variety
of soil types and varied climate helps growing a variety of grapes. This gives
Australia an edge over other Wine producing nations and it can produce majority
of the Wine types.