6 Smashing Wines from Australia and New Zealand

New reviews of Cabernet, Pinot, Chardonnay and more for $30 or less
6 Smashing Wines from Australia and New Zealand
The striking Chateau Tanunda building was built in the late 1880s, but there were vines here as early as the 1840s. (Courtesy of Chateau Tanunda)
Jan 31, 2019

Today's selection, with wines from six different grapes, will give you a head start on your journey through the styles of Australia and New Zealand. Pick up a Cabernet or Shiraz to get you through the cold weather, or opt for a juicy white wine while pretending it's summer just like in the Southern Hemisphere right now. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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