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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
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