Australia & New Zealand
Australia is a large country whose wine regions specialize in particular varietals. The Barossa Valley in South Australia is known for their Shiraz (Syrah) and Riesling. In the West you'll find Bordeaux Blends and unoaked Chardonnay. The cooler climate of Victoria truly benefits grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region outside Sydney produces Shiraz (Syrah) and Semillon wines that are cellar-worthy.
New Zealand is best known for its Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, Nelson, and Wairarapa. The cool regions of this island nation are great for grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling.