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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.
  • Mr Riggs Three Corner Jack 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Like it's namesake, this red wine is difficult to ignore with ripe dark fruits and sensuous herbs and spices.
  • Santolin Cosa Nostra Pinot Gris 2017

    £15.50

    £15.50

    A beautifully textured Pinot Gris with herbal aromas and flavours of preserved pear and lychees.
  • Longview 'Rosato' Nebbiolo Rosé 2017

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Nebbiolo, typically from Italy, has gone on a journey to Australia to make a wonderfully balanced pale rosé with refreshing raspberries!

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  • 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 ...
  • Four Growers Shiraz Australian Red Wine

    Four Growers Shiraz 2015

    £6.50

    £6.50

    It is a little-known fact that The Four Growers was The Four Tops' prog-rock era. The Motown quartet had simply moved...
  • Giaconda Shiraz Australian Red Wine 2013

    Giaconda Shiraz 2013

    £70.00

    £70.00

    Many in the wine world have wondered why Australians took the Syrah grape and renamed it Shiraz. Some have said that ...
  • 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 Dolcetto Lagrein Red Wine

    Heartland 'Sposa e Sposa' 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...
  • 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, ...
  • La Bise 'The Kiss' Chardonnay 2017 White Wine

    La Bise 'The Kiss' Chardonnay 2017

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Hit Las Vegas based band the Killers famously once announced "it was only a kiss, it was only a kiss!" Understating s...
  • Longview 'Fresco' Nebbiolo 2017 - Front Bottle

    Longview 'Fresco' Nebbiolo 2017

    £18.00

    £18.00

    This wine is a bit of a curiosity, it’s kind of like when you go to a rave only to discover that your old English t...
  • Longview Nebbiolo Rosato Rose Wine

    Longview 'Rosato' Nebbiolo Rosé 2017

    £15.50

    £15.50

    This beautiful clear bottle is adorned with the image of Juno. That’s Juno the Queen of the Ancient Roman Gods and ...
  • Longview 'Vista' Shiraz Barbera 2016 - Front Bottle

    Longview 'Vista' Shiraz Barbera 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    Given that Australia is known internationally for its unique blends and forward-thinking wine-making, it makes sense ...
  • Longview 'Yakka' Shiraz 2015 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Longview 'Yakka' Shiraz 2015

    Now £14.50

    Was £16.50

    £14.50

    ***Silver at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** This wine takes its name not from the Aussie slang for ...
  • Longview Kuhl Gruner Veltliner White Wine

    Longview Kuhl Gruner Veltliner 2017

    £15.00

    £15.00

    The wine has a brilliant clarity and pale straw colour. Aromas of pear, white pepper, celery with hints of melon are evi...
  • 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...
  • Mr Riggs Piebald Shiraz 2015 Red Wine

    Mr Riggs Piebald Shiraz 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    Many of you may be under the impression that this wine is named after the experience of trying to bake a pie but bein...
  • Mr Riggs Three Corner Jack 2015 Red Wine

    Mr Riggs Three Corner Jack 2015

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Ben Riggs has hand-crafted a delicious Shiraz Cabernet Merlot blend here that pays homage to the prickly shrub known ...
  • Riggs Truant Shiraz 2015

    Mr Riggs Truant Shiraz 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Rigg’s Shiraz was a miscreant in his youth. Riggs would point to his French cousin Syrah, a model student, who had ...
  • Penfolds Grange Shiraz Australian Red Wine 2012

    Penfolds Grange Shiraz 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 Australian Red Wine 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...
  • Rolling Hills Chardonnay 2016 - Australian White Wine

    Rolling Hills Chardonnay 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    In every sport there are individuals that transcend the game; football had Pele, boxing had Ali, in darts there was P...
  • Rolling Hills Shiraz 2016 - Australian Red Wine

    Rolling Hills Shiraz 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    In the early 1980s people discovered the virtue of the Central Rangers. What would they be? You might rightly enquire...
  • 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...
  • Santolin Cosa Nostra Chardonnay 2016

    Santolin Cosa Nostra Chardonnay 2016

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Bridget Jones made many mistakes in her life; she entertained the thought of being with that foppish cad Hugh Grant, ...
  • Santolin Cosa Nostra Pinot Gris 2017 Vegetarian and Vegan Wine

    Santolin Cosa Nostra Pinot Gris 2017

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Pinot Gris? That sounds a bit like Pinot Grigio, any relation? Funny you should ask; Pinot Gris is like the Superman ...
  • Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir 2017

    Santolin Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir 2017

    £16.50

    £16.50

    "You come to my tasting note and you say 'Don Oddbins give me Yarra Valley Pinot Noir.' But you don't ask me with res...
  • Santolin Gladysdale Pinot Noir 2016

    Santolin Gladysdale Pinot Noir 2016

    £24.00

    £24.00

    If you happen to be a resident of the UK you might wonder what possesses people to move to Australia (other than, of ...
  • Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache 2015 Red Wine

    Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache 2015

    £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 ...
  • Yalumba 'The Caley' 2012 Vegan and Vegetarian Red Fine Wine

    Yalumba 'The Caley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    £225.00

    £225.00

    Is it a Kookaburra? Is it a boomerang? No, it's Aussie Superman! Here to save you from venomous snakes, poisonous spi...

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