Australian shiraz is loved around the world, but did you know that Down Under, they also love to make their signature wine into a bubbly? When you’re ready to transition from winter reds into something lighter, this sparkling red is the answer. The wines run the gamut from sweet to dry, and you can enjoy that celebrated shiraz spice with a fun frothy twist! Make sure to serve it cold, and you’ve got the perfect addition to any winter meal—at a bargain to boot. Sparkling shiraz can be tricky to find in the United States, but this Australian treasure is worth the hunt! Here are some of our favorites which you can order online.
THE CHOOK Sparkling Shiraz non-vintage (McLaren Vale, Australia) $15 is one of the most available here, and it won’t disappoint.
Molly Dooker’s gaining way as an Australian cult label, and their MOLLY DOOKER “Miss Molly” Sparkling Shiraz 2010 (South Australia) $25 lives up to the hype. Complex and surprisingly creamy, this sparkler is pure fun.
BLEASDALE “The Red Brute” Sparkling Shiraz non-vintage (Langhorne Creek, Australia) $18. lives up to its name, holding onto that bold, spicy kick you look for in a shiraz.
Or, sip something closer to home with WATTLE CREEK Sparkling Shiraz non-vintage (Alexander Valley, California) $35. Australian winemakers Christopher and Kristine Williams established Wattle Creek Winery in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, bringing a bit of the Land Down Under to California. Using great American grapes, you’ll still get the whole sparkling shiraz experience.