Australian Embassy

Media Release - 03 April 2017

Australian Government celebrates fine Australian wine in Vietnam


As part of Taste of Australia 2017, the Australian Government in partnership with importers representing premium Australian wines, has delivered wine education and tasting events in HCMC and Hanoi.

The inaugural “Master class – Australian Wine Gems” was opened in Hanoi on Monday 3 April by the Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, during his visit to Vietnam.

The Master classes, presented by Mark Pygott, Master of Wine, took Vietnamese wine industry delegates on a journey through some of Australia’s 65 wine regions and showcased 14 premium Australian wines comprising many traditional and innovative varieties and blends.

“People all over the world, including here in Vietnam, trust Australian food and beverages to be premium quality, nutritious, clean and sustainably produced” said H.E. Mr Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam.

“Australia’s sheer size and geographic and climatic diversity mean it can offer an amazing variety of food and wine.

I think one of the great things about the Australian wine industry is our incredible diversity and the fact that we grow about 100 grape varieties across Australia.” he said.

Australian wines are renowned for their taste and value, as well as their diversity of style and sense of place or region.