Learn more about 1983 Australia
A varied vintage throughout Australia; Penfolds Grange, though, proved a great success.
The best examples came from New South Wales, with Hunter Valley Semillon standing out.
Coonawarra and the south-east of South Australia suffered heavily from the constant rainfall which triggered perhaps the worst botrytis infection ever witnessed there.
Victoria yielded one of its worst vintages on record, and the Margaret Rivers vintage was hot, dry and failed to impress.