Chenin Blanc, Australia

Chenin Blanc is an important white grape variety planted in the Anjou-Saumur and Touraine regions of the Loire Valley. In Australia, it is popular in Western Australia especially within the Swan Valley and Peel regions near Perth. Where they produce beautiful floral, tropical aromas, that are designed to drink young and fresh.

Its home in France is the Loire, where outstanding dry, sweet and sparkling wines are produced. The famous wines of Vouvray, Savenniéres, Samour and Coteaux du Layon are all made from Chenin Blanc. The best Loire Chenin Blancs have concentrated rich, honeyed fruit, together with refreshingly vibrant acidity.

Called Steen in South Africa, it is the most widely planted variety. The best examples come from Stellenbosch where it can also be oak aged to create a full-bodied style. The best producers keep their yields down, producing impressive wines. Chenin Blanc is also used as a cheap blending option with Chardonnay, Colombard, and Muscat.
The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful “New World” wine-producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.
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  1. Blind Corner Chenin Blanc 2019
    Blind Corner are the first to have their entire winery, band bottling line completely certified Organic & Biodynmaic. Hailed by Stellar Magazine's Mike Bennie as "legendary juice", this Chenin Blanc delivers a soft-tasting wine with a hint of citrus to bring ... Learn More
  2. CULLEN PET NAT NEW MOON ORGANIC CHENIN BLANC 2018
    2018 was one of the great vintages for Wilyabrup and Cullen Wines. The fruit for this wine was picked on a new moon in early February 2018. It is a “pétillant naturel” based on the méthode ancestrale, with the wine ... Learn More
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  3. CASTAGNA CHENIN BLANC 2018
    Hints of Chamomile tea develop into freshly picked honeysuckle with baked brioche notes. Apricot kernels surrounded by flavours of pink grapefruit and lemon pith. Australian lemon myrtle expressions layer upon grounding flavours like crystallised ginger and poached quince. This wine ... Learn More
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  4. LAS VINO 'THE CBDB' MARGARET RIVER CHENIN BLANC 2019
    Dynamic blend? This year’s release stays on the theme of the 2018. 100% Chenin Blanc. 100% sourced from one of the very few Biodynamically farmed vineyards in Margaret River hence the ‘Dynamic’ name. “FRESH” is the emphasis from Nic on this vintage ... Learn More
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