Australian wines have long established a reputation for high quality and originality. Most of the vines are grown in the southern regions, where a subtropical climate prevails. It influences famous grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache, Shiraz, Colombard, Semillon, Chardonnay, and Riesling. They make bright and original drinks with a very specific bouquet. Australian red wines are characterized by the notes of chocolate, dark forest berries, earth and different shades of spices. White wines have hints of juicy tropical fruits, citrus, vanilla and flowers.