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AUSTRALIA'S BEST WINE

With over 60 wine regions across the country, Australia’s wineries produce some of the world’s top drops and we have the very best right here. Trust us.

Whether you’re partial to a red or white- from the vines of Tasmania’s Huon Valley, to the grapes of WA’s Margaret River - these award-winners will have you raising your glass for more.


Winning Wine
Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine & Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep Woods Estate Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep Woods Estate, Western Australia

This wine exhibits the hallmark characteristics of Cabernet Savignon from the region with bay leaf and dark chocolate aromatics and tightly knit, ripe tannins. Matured for 18 months in new and seasoned French oak prior to careful blending has resulted in a wine of power, finesse and unquestionable pedigree.

Deep Woods Estate is a boutique winery located on Commonage Road, Yallingup in the northern corner of the premium wine-growing region of Margaret River in Western Australia.

The team at Deep Woods is passionately focused on producing quality wines from their management of the vineyard to fruit selection and winemaking techniques, and consistently produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc primarily from estate-grown fruit.

www.deepwoods.com.au
James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir
Eddystone Point 2015 Pinot Noir
Eddystone Point, Tasmania

The fruit for this Pinot Noir was hand harvested predominantly from the Derwent Valley, East Coast and Coal River Valley regions in Tasmania. Intense aromas of raspberry precede subtle spice so typical of Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Already renowned for its outstanding fresh produce, pure water and pristine beauty, Tasmania is also home to some of Australia’s most respected cool climate wines. On the rugged, northern tip, Eddystone Point stands as a beacon – producing a wine range of outstanding quality, even by Tasmania’s high standards.

www.eddystonepoint.com.au
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Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz
Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard 2015 Shiraz
Punt Road Wines, Victoria

This wine described as 'Brambles, blackberry pie, star anise, crème de mûre, cocoa bean,” by the award-winning Winemaker Tim Shand, took home three major trophies at last year's Royal Melbourne Wine Awards - Best Shiraz, the Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard Trophy and the Kym Ludvigsen Trophy for Viticultural Excellence, recognising quality grape production.  

A family vineyard, orchard and winery with everything located on one historic property in Coldstream, Yarra Valley where ideas are born, all fruit is grown there, and everything is crafted on site. Led by a small team, they take pride in making site-driven, exciting wines that reflect the earthiness and personality of the Yarra Valley.

www.puntroadwines.com.au
Francois de Castella Trophy for Best Young White Wine
Seville Estate 2015 Chardonnay
Seville Estate, Victoria

This wine boasts structured melon/citrus fruit characters that are layered with toasty oak and lees complexity and will age gracefully.

Graham and Margaret Van Der Meulen purchased Seville Estate in December 2005, having followed their passion for cool climate wines.  Their vision is to build on Seville’s reputation for excellence in production of boutique wines.

www.sevilleestate.com.au
Victorian Trophy for Red Wines of Provenance
Castagna Genesis Syrah - 2012, 2005, 2002
Castagna, Victoria

The Red Wines of Provenance Trophy is awarded to three vintages of the same wine, within a ten year period, awarding consistency of quality and excellence.

The Castagna Vineyard (who have won this award two years running) is situated at an altitude of 500 metres, five-and-a-half kilometres outside the beautiful town of Beechworth in Northeast Victoria, high in the foothills of the Australian Alps.

Their soil consists mainly of decomposed granitic-loam on a base of clay. The climate is distinctly Mediterranean with hot days and cool nights during the important part of the growing season. The land is farmed biodynamically; using Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles, as they believe it is the best way to achieve optimum fruit quality that best expresses its terroir.

www.castagna.com.au
Bill Chambers Trophy for Best Fortified
Morris Old Premium Rare Topaque
Morris Wines, Victoria

With a bouquet of honey and butterscotch fragrance combined with oak and rancio, the palate is a concentration of flavours, smooth, silky texture and soft spirit on the middle palate leading to a relatively dry finish with lingering after taste. A superb Topaque of real quality and richness that will finish off your meal perfectly!

Morris Wines is a small Australian wine producer located in Rujtherglen in the North East of Victoria. For five generations, successive Morris family winemakers have lovingly crafted benchmark fortified and full bodied red wines using traditional techniques that have been handed down through the generations since 1859.

www.morriswines.com.au
Best Vermouth
Maidenii Sweet Vermouth
Maidenii, Victoria

With a wine base of Cabernet Sauvignon from Central Victoria, and along with Maidenii’s heroes strawberry gum, sea parsley, river mint and wattleseed, this sweet vermouth boasts grapefruit, mace and angelica root.

When Maidenii was conceived, there was no Australian Vermouth on the market. Their Vermouth uses fresh wine to make a vibrant product distinct from others and using unique Australian botanicals. Over the last few years, Maidenii has grown from a boutique product available to the lucky patrons at select bars into an awarded and sought after premium spirit distributed both in the new world and the old.

www.maidenii.com.au
Best Sparkling
Swift Cuvee NV
Printhie Wines, New South Wales

Lovely light golden colour typical of pinot noir dominant wines. It has a very fine bead which is crucial to the texture of the wine and the tension on the palate. The palate opens with some pinot richness as the taut chardonnay structure sweeps down adding depth and length of flavor and maintaining a balanced structure.

Printhie is a 5-Star rated winery from the high-altitude, cool-climate Orange region of NSW, Australia.

www.printhiewines.com.au
Best Riesling
Pooley 2016 Riesling
Pooley Wines, Tasmania

Notes of jasmine, white florals, grapefruit, citrus leaf and lime zest on the perfumed nose. The palate is lively with mouth watering minerality and a lively acid line. Delicate flavours of lime, mandarin peel and white flowers dance across the palate. With good weight and texture – excellent line and length.

Pooley Wines is a five star rated multi award winning Tasmanian family winery located in the heart of the  Tasmania’s famous wine producing region, the Coal River Valley. Pooley Wines is a leading producer of premium world class cool climate wines.

www.pooleywines.com.au
Best Chardonnay
Corduroy 2014 Chardonnay
Snake + Herring, Western Australia

Chardonnay is described by Snake + Herring as the pinnacle of wines in Margaret River.  With finer, natural acidity and complex fruit flavours, this wine features melon and grapefruit flavours and layers upon layers, it is best served well chilled.

Based in WA, Snake + Herring endeavour to source the finest parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and dedicated people without regional restraint.

www.snakeandherring.com.au
Best Semillon & Best Mature Wine
Vat 1 2005 Semillon
Tyrrell's Wines, New South Wales

Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley NSW to their Heathcote vineyards in Victoria.

With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.

www.tyrrells.com.au
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Stella Bella 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Stella Bella Wines, Western Australia

Wine Writer James Halliday describes the Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc "Picked at precisely the right moment(s), allowing passionfruit, gooseberry and guava free rein, given context and structure by grainy acidity. A classy wine, don't leave it on the shelf."

Stella Bella means ‘Beautiful Star’ and their wines celebrate all things bright spirited and beautiful. The range consists of high-quality wines that possess all of the colour, character and seductive flamboyance that the labels suggest.

www.stellabella.com.au
Best Single Varietal White
Dalfarras 2016 Pinot Grigio
Dalfarras, Victoria

The Dalfarras Pinot Grigio is bright and appealing, with delightful citrus blossom, nashi pear and orange peel characters, finishing with juicy acidity.

Dalfarras is a celebration of wine, art and family; with Rosa - artist and Dal Farra before marriage, Alister - Tahbilk's Chief Winemaker, and their children Hayley and Matt - bringing a new generational philosophy and focus; offering a range of carbon neutral, premium wines under captivating and contemporary artworks.

www.dalfarras.com.au
Best Sweet White Wine
Morning Light Botrytis 2010 Semillon
McWilliam's Wines, New South Wales

Intense flavours of lemon marmalade, dried apricot and mango are found in this wine, with nuances of peach, red apple and exotic lantana fruit flavours.

Excellent complexity and length derived from the French Oak is highlighted with an excellent balance of sugar and acidity providing weight and length.

www.mcwilliams.com.au
Best Rose
Flametree 2016 Pinot Rose
Flametree Wines, Western Australia

This is a lovely dry savoury style of Rose with a textured palate and dry soft tannin finish.

Flametree Cellar Door and Winery is located at the gateway to the famous Margaret River wine region. The Flametree philosophy is based on producing distinctive regional wines that combine great structure and balance.

www.flametreewines.com
Best Single Varietal Red
Brown Brothers Cellar Door Release 2015 Nero d'Avola
Brown Brothers, Victoria

On the palate the dark berry flavours are immediately recognisable and quickly combine with the earthy, savoury characters that define classic Nero d’Avola.

Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies and have been making wine in Victoria for 125 years and whilst they are steeped in family heritage they have a history of innovation that inspires their future direction.

www.brownbrothers.com.au
Best Grenache or Red Rhone Varietal
Bleasdale 2015 GSM
Bleasdale Vineyards, South Australia

The philosophy of the Bleasdale winemaking team is to capture the essence of what makes Langhorne Creek red wines so attractive – vibrancy, harmony and texture. Bleasdale is rich in history and producing some of Australia’s most exciting, consistently impressive premium wines.

www.bleasdale.com.au
Best Shiraz/Cabernet Blend
S.C. Pannell 2015 Touriga Cabernet Mataro
S.C. Pannell Wines, South Australia

The aromatics profile, black cherries, blackcurrant, marshmallow, mint, with a medium to full bodied structure and long texture.

The S.C.Pannell winery was realised to focus on Stephen’s passion for the McLaren Vale region and its ability to produce dry - grown and environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache. Steve's holistic philosophy to winemaking starts with our climate, emphasises the importance on the vineyard, as well as wine's relation to food we love to grow, cook, and eat.

pannell.com.au
Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine
Yalumba 2015 Organic Shiraz
The Yalumba Wine Company, South Australia

Crimson red in colour with purple hues. Purple flowers such as violets and lavender are combined with blueberries, plums and forest floor aromas to create an appealing nose. These aromas are continued on the palate and are joined by a hint of all-spice and mulberry. A medium bodied wine with plush soft tannins and a bright, juicy persistent finish.

Yalumba is an industry leader in environmental stewardship; reducing carbon emissions, increasing biodiversity and exploring organic viticulture. These wines recognise our ongoing commitment to environmental management, crafted from certified organically grown grapes.

www.yalumba.com
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