Happy Australia Day the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over Australia. And luck for us the first settlers to this large mass of land in the PAcific brought with them the vine. The first exports of Aussie wine were in 1820s when Gregory Blaxland exported his wines, and the rest they say is history so in honour of this country’s proud wine heritage why not raise a glass of Shiraz or Chardonnay and celebrate Australia day!!!