Learn more about 1995 Australia
A challenging year as a consequence of the severe drought which affected South-East Australia. In South Australia the Barossa Valley was hit by spring frosts. There was subsequently some limited rainfall but it then remained bone-dry until the harvest. Quantities in the Barossa and Clare Valleys were down by 36% on 1994 levels but the quality was surprisingly high.
A small crop in Victoria, even though it was less affected by the summer droughts than its neighbouring states. Some very good wines were produced, with the Yarra Valley Pinot Noirs being the pick of the pack.
In Western Australia the summer was dry but not as dry as the rest of the country and consequently the crop shortfall was less than elsewhere. Quality was high across the board, although the whites in particular were outstanding.