Flagship Wines is proud of our Australian wine range which represents the main wine producing regions and also a large number of different grape varieties in addition to the stalwarts of Chardonnay and Shiraz. Our range has a number of the classics plus some interesting wines from smaller producers and more esoteric varieties.
White wines from Australia available in UK retailers in the 1990’s were mainly Chardonnay focused and lower price points that were big and clunky and in turn created the ABC club (anything but Chardonnay) as we’d all had enough of a good thing! Tides have turned as now many Aussie Chardonnays that we have in our range are elegant and in oaked or lightly oaked to enhance not dominate the flavours. We have introduced wines made from peachy Viognier and zesty citrus Riesling that grows well in the Eden Valley.
Shiraz and Cabernet with their big full ripe flavours continue to be pre-eminent in red wine Aussie wine ranges though some are now have more restrained flavours and undergo careful oak aging that lifts the grape flavours. In addition wines made from Tempranillo – Rioja with an Aussie twist, savoury Italian Sangiovese, and Cabernet with Portuguese Touriga Nacional are carving a niche for themselves.
The Barossa Valley has always been synonymous with Australian red wines together with McLaren Vale and Clare Valley for silky Shiraz. Coonawarra with its fine tannins and concentrated flavours and Margaret River in Western Australia have strong positions in our range. The Eden Valley with its cooler climate together with cooler Tasmania for Burgundian Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs as well as fabulous sparkling wines are well established.
All these wines are available online and in our store on Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts and to assist you in your selection our team are always happy to help so do contact us.
The perfect Australian wine for your menu
As well as being very enjoyable as a drink, Australian wine is a perfect accompaniment to many dishes. Our friendly team is available to advise which Australian wines best suit your menu, taste and budget. Please contact us to chat through the options – we love talking about wine!
Australian wines straight to your door
Our shop in St Albans, Herts is an Aladdin’s cave of wines simply waiting to be discovered. Or – you may prefer the convenience of your regular wine order being delivered to your home. Shopping online and our Wine On Tap service are the easy ways to receive your orders from Flagship Wines.
A gift of Australian wine
If you would like to buy a gift of Australian wine, we can arrange delivery throughout the UK.
Not sure which wine to choose? A Flagship Wines gift voucher is the perfect present! This gives the enjoyment of browsing through our website or store as well as the pleasure of the wine itself!
We hope you enjoy perusing through our Australian wines as much as we enjoy selecting the range for you. Remember – if you have any queries please contact us. We’re here to help.