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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
2017 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy & Best Grenache
Turkey Flat 2016 Grenache
Turkey Flat Vineyards, Barossa Valley, South Australia

The fruit for this wine was predominantly sourced from 98 year old Grenache vines grown on the Turkey Flat Vineyard. These old vines produce fantastically concentrated fruit which translates into a style of Grenache for which Turkey Flat has become famous. Turkey's Flat suggest this wine is best matched with tapas, lamb, tomato-rich dishes, food to be eaten in the sun, the wine cooled just slightly on that hot summer's day. 

www.turkeyflat.com.au
2017 Francois De Castella Trophy for Best Young White Wine & Best Chardonnay
"The Royals" Queen of Hearts 2016 Chardonnay
House of Cards, Margaret River, Western Australia

Aromas of nectarine, pear and orange blossom. It has a rich and creamy palate showcasing an abundance of fleshy stone fruits, meringue and spice. The House of Cards team suggest this is eaten with twice-cooked pork belly with the intensity of the wine matching the intensity of the dish - otherwise grab a triple cream brie with white peach for a delicious afternoon.

www.houseofcardswine.com.au
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2017 James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir
Heemskerk 2016 Pinot Noir
Heemskerk Wines, Tasmania

heemskerk is an established, premium Tasmanian wine producer celebrating new world winemaking techniques and old-world influences that capture the integrity, purity and elegance of Tasmania's cool climate. A wonderful Southern Tasmanian compote of pure, fresh cherry fruit flavours - plush and generous with fine silky tannins and spice.

www.heemskerk.com.au
2017 Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Section A8 2015 Syrah
De Bortoli Wines, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Produced by the Secion A8 north-east facing vineyard that was planted in 1971, this medium red with garnet edge. Bright, lifted, aromatic, graphite, generous flavours, wild herb, white pepper, autumnal, violets. It will continue to develop beautifully over the next 10 years.

2017 Victorian Trophy for Red Wines of Provenance
2015, 2010 and 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
Portet Winemakers, Yarra Valley, Victoria

This award recognizes a Victorian winery for their consistent high quality wine production, with three different vintages over 10 years.  Portet Winemakers from the Yarra Valley were this year winners with their 2015, 2010 and 2001 Dominique Portet Cabernet Sauvignon. Ninth-generation winemaker Dominique Portet chose the cool climate of aptly named Coldstream in the Yarra Valley as home to the winery he founded in 2000. Now son Ben – generation 10 – heads the winemaking team.

dominiqueportet.com
2017 Victorian Trophy for White Wines of Provenance
Granite Hills 2016, 2008 and 2004 Riesling
Granite Hills Winery, Macedon Ranges, Victoria

This trophy recognizes a Victorian winery for their consistent quality production of wine over two vintages across 10 years. This year's winner Granite Hills Winery, Macedon Ranges won for their 2016, 2008 and 2004 Riesling. The stony granite soils, high altitude and cool night temperatures impress the fruit of these 46 year-old Riesling vines with a special refinement and persistence of flavor.

www.granitehills.com.au
2017 Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard Trophy & Best Riesling
Iron Knob 2017 Riesling
Longview Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Iron Knob block is situated on the south-east facing slope of Longview's estate, this block consists of iron stone soil throughout the top soil, hence the name ‘Iron Knob’. Boasting aromas of nectarine and apricot with a zesty lemon and lime crisp finish.

www.longviewvineyard.com.au
2017 Kym Ludvigsen Trophy for Viticultural Excellence
Longview Vineyard
Longview Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Kym Ludvigsen Trophy recognises the grape-growing in the process of making wine. The Iron Knob block is situated on the south-east facing slope of Longview's estate, this block consists of iron stone soil throughout the top soil, hence the name ‘Iron Knob’. Boasting aromas of nectarine and apricot with a zesty lemon and lime crisp finish.

www.longviewvineyard.com.au
2017 Bill Chambers Trophy for Best Fortified
Old Premium Topaque NV Muscadelle
Morris Wines, Rutherglen, Victoria

Over 155 years, the Morris family have earned their esteemed position as one of the most prominent wine-making families in Australia. Topaque wine takes on a caramel hue from its extended time in oak and displays candied fruits, honey, toffee and a distinctive cold tea character on the palate. The perfect way to end a meal!

www.morriswines.com
2017 Best Vermouth
2017 Sweet Vermouth
Maidenii, Victoria

Along with Maidenii’s heroes strawberry gum, sea parsley, river mint and wattleseed, Maidenii Sweet Vermouth boasts grapefruit, mace and angelica root. This vermouth has been perfectly balanced both as a vermouth or as a component in cocktails!

2017 Best Sparkling
Arras Grand Vintage 2008 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
Hourse of Arras, Tasmania

Begun in 1988 by Ed Carr, the House of Arras' philosophy is simple - create world class sparkling wine. Using cool climate fruits from across Tasmania grown in a pristine environment Arras wines are complex with the Grand Vintage produced Methode Traditionelle and aged for a rich full bodied taste.

houseofarras.com.au
2017 Best Semillon
McGuigan Bin 9000 2013 Semillon
McGuigan Wines, Hunter, New South Wales

A light wine when young with a clean fresh finish, the McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon takes on a golden colour after some bottle ageing and develops delicious honey and toast characters - perfec to pair with chicken, fish or when enjoying a cheese platter.

www.mcguiganwines.com.au
2017 Best Sauvignon Blanc or Blend of Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc
Sidewood Estate, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Leading with lychee and passionfruit, this wine is light and cleansing on the palate and is overflowing with vibrant flavours of the tropics.  This wine works with a wide range of foods, from light Thai salads or fresh seafood, to natural oysters with lemon juice, adding freshness without overwhelming the delicate flavours of any dish.

2017 Best Single Varietal White
Norfolk Rise 2017 Pinot Grigio
Norfolk Rise Vineyard, Limestone Coast, South Australia

Norfolk Rise is located emerging wine region of Mt Benson on South Australia's Limestone Coast.  Their unique microclimate on the coastline and free draining soil produces exceptional fruit and extraordinary wines. Aromas of white nectarines, spiced apples, figs and floral scents are reminiscent of spring making this wine a great pairing for fresh seafood and salads.

www.kreglingerwineestates.com
2017 Best Sweet White Wine
Noble One 2015 Semillon
De Bortoli Wines, Riverina NSW

De Bortoli have been family winemakers since 1928 producing some of Australia's very best wines over many decades.  Darren De Bortoli created Noble One in 1982 and it is one of the most awarded wines in history and remains the benchmark of Australian Botrytis dessert winemaking. A medley of botrytis fruit flavours including citrus, stone fruit and a touch of butterscotch it is a definite must-try for the sweet wine enthusiast.

www.debortoli.com.au
2017 Best Rose
2017 Nebbiolo Rosato
Longview Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

We couldn't describe it any better - so we will let Longview explain this delicious drop -

"Salmon pink, savoury and super sexy, the Nebbiolo grape makes lip-smacking Rosé for grown-ups.

This beautiful bottle is printed with fine, filigreed artwork representing the Queen of the Ancient Roman Gods, Juno - goddess of Heaven, Matrimony and Women and was the daughter of the all-powerful Saturn, God of Harvest."

www.longviewvineyard.com.au
2017 Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Blend of Associated Varieties
Deep Woods Estate 2015 Reserve Cabernet Merlot
Deep Woods Estate, Margaret River, Western Australia

Deep Woods just continue to produce beautiful red wines and this is another winner- it drunks wonderfully now or will cellar for up to 10 years.  Spicy and flavoursome the wine exhibits dark chocolate and licorice aromas with ripe blackcurrant and red fruit.

www.deepwoods.wine
2017 Best Single Varietal Red
Cockfighters Ghost Single Vineyard 2016 Sangiovese
Agnew Wines Pty Ltd, McLaren Vale, South Australia

With intense aromas of red cherries, cranberries and charcuterie, this deep crimson red wine was produced with wine sourced from vineyards located in the heart of Blewett Springs, McLaren Vale, before being transported to the Hunter Valley for crushing and fermentation.  You can enjoy it now or in the next 5-10 years if cellaring.

cockfightersghost.com.au
2017 Best Shiraz/Cabernet Blend
Oddfellows 2015 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon
Eskadale Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Oddfellows began in 1998 with a strong ethos of producing premium quality wines that highlight the potential of the Langhorne Creek region.

www.oddfellowswines.com.au
2017 Best Red Blend
YRB 2017 Pinot Shiraz
Medhurst, Yarra Valley, Victoria

Medhurst describe the YRB range as a pure expression of their site and the season. This medium bodied, dry red is a blend of 50% Pinot and 50% Shiraz, to satisfy any red drinker! Highly aromatic with blue and red fruits and lovely spices.

www.medhurstwines.com.au
2017 Mature Wine
Tyrrell's VAT 1 2009 Semillon
Tyrrell's Vineyards, Hunter Valley, NSW

One of Australia's first families of wine, Tyrrell's has been a family run winery for over 150 years and the continue to issue out delicious wines that age incredibly well in the bottle - like this one. Classic citrus, floral and honey aromas dance across the palate with this dry, full flavoured wine.  Buy it to drink now, or keep it to enjoy the deliciousness in years to come.

www.tyrrells.com.au
2017 Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine
Pig in the House 2016 Shiraz
Windowrie Estate, Cowra NSW

Located in Cowra, the Pig in the House vineyard has been organically farmed for over 10 years to produce some of the best organic wines on the market.  This 2016 Shiraz is no exception, with its dark berry fruits of blackberry and cherries and aromatic spices.  Sure to please any red wine drinker.

www.piginthehouse.com.au
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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
2016 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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