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Australian Wines

The British introduced vines to Australia in 1788 and today, through no small effort on Oddbins’ part, the UK imports more wine from this country than any other. But in recent years the Australian wine industry has started to change dramatically…

The strength of the Australian dollar has meant much stiffer competition from Europe and there seems to have been a notable move towards a more Old World style. This has been coupled with a real effort on Australia’s part to promote their regionality. Although some in the wine industry argue that Australia doesn’t really have terroir, we strongly disagree with this. But it is not why we fell in love with Australia;

We fell in love with Australia because of the big personalities of its wines and winemakers, and we still believe that this is what makes the land down under truly great. So rather than ticking the regional boxes, we’ve filled our shelves with great producers who we think capture the true essence of Australian winemaking and really put their hearts and personalities into their wines, like Ben Glaetzer, Robert Oatley, Mike Brown at Gemtree, Bob and Cherie at Berton Vineyard and the Saturno brothers at Longview to name just a few. Although we usually embrace change, we want these wines to be big, bold, beautiful and unashamedly Aussie.

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  • Apostrophe Larry Cherubino 'Possessive' Red Blend Australian Red Wine  2014

    Apostrophe Larry Cherubino 'Possessive' Red Blend 2014

    £13.00

    £13.00

    You can be complex yet still approachable. Look at Living in The Past by Jethro Tull, a record so wonderfully catchy ...
  • Larry Cherubino 'Stones Throw' White Wine
    If the tiles fall correctly in a game of Scrabble, the word "Gewurztraminer" will earn you 729 points. If you run "Ri...
  • Berton Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 South Australian Red Wine

    Berton Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    £14.25

    £14.25

    Berton is a family-run set up that has risen promptly from humble beginnings in 2005. Having started on a plot of lan...
  • Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay White Wine

    Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2013

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Immediately upon opening are the delicious aromas of apple blossom and white peach, complimented by hints of crushed ...
  • Dalrymple Pinot Noir Red Wine

    Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

    This wine is produced from the pinot noir grape, giving its deep garnet colour. On the nose it has lifted ripe black ...
  • De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2014 - Half Bottle - 375ml
    Given the poise of this unctuous, zesty dessert wine we'll forgive you for pronouncing it's name wrong. Admit it. You...
  • Elderton Estate 'Greenock Two' GSM

    Elderton Estate 'Greenock Two' GSM 2013

    £22.00

    £22.00

    We all need a little TLC now and then. A bit of pampering. A brief brush with luxury sometimes to make us feel specia...
  • First Creek Hunter Valley Chardonnay

    First Creek Hunter Valley Chardonnay 2015

    £14.50

    £14.50

    We all accumulate stuff - books, records, candelabras...whatever. Every house needs just one more shelf. Liz Silkman ...
  • First Creek Hunter Valley Semillon White Wine

    First Creek Hunter Valley Semillon 2014

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Hunter Valley in New South Wales might not be the first place you'd think of if you wanted to plant a vineyard, even ...
  • First Creek Hunter Valley Shiraz Red Wine

    First Creek Hunter Valley Shiraz 2014

    £16.50

    £16.50

    "Own label wine brands." Words which, rightly or wrongly, send a shiver down many a spine. A phrase which sounds like...
  • Four Growers Chardonnay Australia

    Four Growers Chardonnay 2015

    £6.50

    £6.50

    Like King Solomon the Wise, winemakers have to be masters of judgement and balance. Leave the grapes on the vine too ...
  • Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2013 Australian Red Wine

    Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2013

    £67.00

    £67.00

    Amon-Ra: Powerful, compelling, almighty and worshiped in his home country and numerous places the world over. ...
  • Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz

    Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz 2014

    £28.00

    £28.00

    This wine was so named because it can only move diagonally. We therefore recommend that when setting the table, the w...
  • Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache Australia

    Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2015

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Braveheart taught us that Wallace was a pint sized, foul mouthed Australian with limited skills as a face painter. Al...
  • Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Red Wine

    Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    £14.50

    £14.50

    South and East of Adelaide down the coast of South Australia lie the regions of Langhorne Creek and Limestone Coast, ...
  • Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz

    Heartland Directors' Cut Shiraz 2013

    £22.00

    £22.00

    According to winemaker Ben Glaetzer, in films, the 'director's cut' is regarded as the definitive version, subject to...
  • Heartland Dolcetto Lagrein Red Wine

    Heartland Dolcetto Lagrein 2013

    £14.50

    £14.50

    This red is fast attaining cult status in our range. Ben Glaetzer, the winemaker behind this bright, perfumed and sen...
  • Jim Barry Mcrae Wood Shiraz 10

    Jim Barry Mcrae Wood Shiraz 2012

    £34.00

    £34.00

    An opaque wine made from the popular Shiraz varietal of Australia. Rich with aromas of fresh red fruits, plums and a ...
  • The Armagh

    Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz 2009

    £130.00

    £130.00

    Jim Barry's legendary Armagh is a forceful, powerfully tannic yet majestically elegant wine that will have no problem...
  • Longview 'Red Bucket' Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Longview 'Red Bucket' Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    £12.00

    £12.00

    ***Silver at the International Wine Challenge 2015* Founded by brothers Peter and Mark Saturno, after they ti...
  • Longview The Whippet Sauvignon Blanc Australian Wine

    Longview 'The Whippet' Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    ***Commended at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Well. When we got into the business of selling wine,...
  • Longview Yakka Shiraz Australian Wine

    Longview 'Yakka' Shiraz 2015

    £16.50

    £16.50

    ***Silver at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** This wine takes its name not from the Aussie slang for ...
  • Longview Devil's Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon

    Longview Devil's Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    £16.50

    £16.50

    Bolt the doors and check under the stairs, for we have a spine-chilling tale to tell about the Devil's Elbow. Naaaat....
  • Mitolo 'The Nessus' Shiraz Red Wine

    Mitolo 'The Nessus' Shiraz 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    During the wine making process Mitolo enjoy a 'hands-off' approach, which we are certain doesnt follow through to its...
  • Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2012

    Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2012

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Penfolds take their red wines very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that there's hardly anything about the Bin 138 t...
  • Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2014

    Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2014

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Go ahead and close your eyes, then take in a big whiff of this Aussie white. Brioche, honey dew, guava fruits and... ...
  • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2013

    Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2013

    £45.00

    £45.00

    We've fallen a little head-over-heels in love with the Penfolds Bin 389... This dark horse seduces your sense...
  • Penfolds Grange 2012

    Penfolds Grange 2012

    £400.00

    £400.00

    Penfolds Grange instantly expresses its exuberance from the moment that the dense and dark liquid hits the glass....
  • Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2013

    Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2013

    £100.00

    £100.00

    RWT: Rather Wonderful and Terrific.* A bright, deep red in colour, Penfolds RWT Shiraz is abundant with fruit...
  • Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling Australia White Wine

    Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    The Eden Valley is one of those rare places in the world that has nigh on perfect conditions for growing the delicate...
  • Pinot Pinot - Pinot Noir 2016

    Pinot Pinot - Pinot Noir 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    To be or Pinot to be, that is the question. Poor old Hamlet just couldn't decide what to put on the table for his ann...
  • Robert Oatley Vineyards 'Signature Series' Chardonnay 2015

    Robert Oatley Vineyards 'Signature Series' Chardonnay 2015

    Now £12.50

    Was £13.50

    £12.50

    ***Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014*** Benevolent King Bob led Australian troops (i.e. Chardonnay...
  • Robert Oatley Vineyards 'Signature Series' Pinot Noir

    Robert Oatley Vineyards Signature Series Pinot Noir 2015

    Now £12.50

    Was £13.50

    £12.50

    History is scattered with memorable "Larrys": there's Lawrence of Arabia, DH Lawrence, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Lle...
  • Robert Oatley Vineyards 'Signature Series' Shiraz

    Robert Oatley Vineyards Signature Series Shiraz 2014

    Now £12.50

    Was £13.50

    £12.50

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Only a fifth of the wineries in James Halliday’s ...
  • Rogers & Rufus Rosé Wine

    Rogers & Rufus Rosé 2016

    Now £12.00

    Was £12.50

    £12.00

    There is a remarkable amount of stereotypes that grow up like weeds around what we drink. Rosé suffers from la...
  • Salena Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 White Wine

    Salena Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £7.75

    £7.75

    In Greek, 'Salena' means 'Moon'. In Latin, 'Salt.' Two things of pure whiteness. One, ethereal, mysterious and fascin...
  • Salena Estate Shiraz Cabernet Red Wine

    Salena Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Ever dreamt of being at a random party and you meet a giant blueberry? Me neither, but if we did (we're pretending we...
  • Salena Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

    Salena Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    £10.00

    £10.00

    The Brits call em Wellingtons. The Aussies call em gumboots. Either way this wine wears a big pair of these at all ti...
  • Salena Overland Petit Verdot Red Wine

    Salena Overland Petit Verdot 2014

    £10.00

    £10.00

    A cracking Australian red that's somewhat of a trampoline (or sling shot?)! Firstly, get ready to be plunged into lay...
  • Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache Red Wine

    Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache 2012

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Hey, where d'you think you're going? Why not stick around a while? Yeah, I know, there are only two of us here, just ...
  • The Barry Brothers Red Australian Wine

    The Barry Brothers Red 2014

    £17.50

    £17.50

    This red isn't like every other Tom, Dick and Harry. However, it has been passed down from Jim to Peter and Tom Barry...
  • Yalumba The Scribbler 2012

    Yalumba 'The Scribbler' Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2012

    £16.00

    £16.00

    This rich, energetic red testifies to just how smart the Yalumba crew are at making wine. But describing those wines ...
  • Yalumba Signature Shiraz Cabernet Red Wine

    Yalumba 'The Signature' Cabernet Shiraz 2013

    £37.00

    £37.00

    The basic story of all Mad Max films is about a guy who's wine collection goes missing and as a result, he burns down...

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