Shiraz is undoubtedly the most important grape variety in Australia. We know that most of the Shiraz planted in Australia comes from 6 cuttings that James Busby brought from the Hermitage hill in the French Rhone Valley in the 19th century. Because the variety is so flexible in terms of climate and soil, it has been continuously planted in Australia for the last 160 years. Shiraz has the remarkable ability to retain the core of his character while still showing many different faces. Worldwide, other countries are trying to overtake Australia. Unlike 25 years ago, Shiraz now has international status. However, Australia continues to lead the way with new plantings and continuous improvements. Australia also honors the precious resource, the old tendrils.

Source: Wikipedia