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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
2019 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy
Bleasdale Vineyards 2018 The Wild Fig SGM
Bleasedale Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA

Pretty blue and purple fruits with florals and cinnamon and pepper spices. The palate has juicy acidity, chalky tannins and a persistent finish.

Bleasdale is rich in history and produces some of Australia’s most exciting, consistently impressive premium wines. 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.

www.bleasdale.com.au
2019 Francois De Castella Trophy for Best Young White Wine
Shaw + Smith 2018 M3 Chardonnay
Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills, SA

Amazingly complex nose with citrus spice and plenty of complexity. Some smokiness shows through with a nice creamy mid palate and succulent core. Very concentrated and overall a very tight package with a long finish.

Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. They make wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, from varieties that suit the cooler climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in Lenswood and Balhannah.

www.shawandsmith.com
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2019 James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir
Pressing Matters 2017 Pinot Noir
Aziz Melick, Tasmania

Lovely bright colour. A complex flinty nose with good spice purity and gamey notes. Riper red fruits, particularly currants, add to the mineral acid line and fine tannins. A complex wine with plenty of drive.

Located only 30 minutes from Hobart in the Coal River Valley, the Pressing Matters vineyard focuses on two varieties, Pinot Noir and Riesling.

www.pressingmatters.com.au
2019 Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard 2017 Shiraz
Frankland Estate Wines, Great Southern, WA

Rich purple in colour, with opulent plum fruits, black olive and peppery spice. Well balanced with good length and fine tannins.

Frankland Estate is buried deep in the heart of Western Australia’s most isolated wine region. Founded in 1988, today Frankland Estate is a tightknit family affair producing distinctive and flavoursome wines. The Mediterranean climate of warm days and cold nights, combined with the unique ironstone soil found in their Isolation Ridge Vineyard produces Shiraz of power, refinement and finesse.

www.franklandestate.com.au
2019 Bill Chambers Trophy for Best Fortified
Morris Old Premium Rare Muscat, NV
Morris Wines, Rutherglen, Victoria

Lusciously sweet with raisin, treacle and toffee characters. Incredible viscosity with a persistent sticky date finish.

For over 155 years, the Morris family have earned their esteemed position as one of the most prominent wine-making families in Australia. Today, David Morris continues their wine making history, combining tradition with contemporary techniques, ensuring that the Morris name remains one of Australia’s most iconic and respected wine family dynasties.

www.morriswines.com
2019 Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard Trophy
Handpicked Capella Vineyard 2017 Chardonnay
Handpicked Wines, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Intense lemon and ripe citrus fruits with hints of struck match. Palate is fine and poised with a saline finish.

Near the shores of Western Port on the Mornington Peninsula is Handpicked Wines’ Capella Vineyard, a small ultra-premium vineyard with 5.2 ha of Pinot Noir and 1.6 ha of Chardonnay. Planted in 2009, the vines have already produced several exceptional vintages.

www.handpickedwines.com.au
2019 Kym Ludvigsen Trophy for Viticultural Excellence
Karl Roberts
Capella Vineyard, Handpicked Wines, VIC
2019 Victorian Trophy for Red Wines of Provenance
Paringa Estate 2018, 2013 & 2008 Pinot Noir
Paringa Estate, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Paringa Estate winery was established by owner and winemaker Lindsay McCall in 1985 and is situated on the Mornington Peninsula in beautiful Red Hill amongst ten acres of vines. Most famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they also produce one of the country’s top cool climate Shiraz.

www.paringaestate.com.au
2019 Victorian Trophy for White Wines of Provenance
Seppelt Drumborg 2019, 2011 & 2005 Riesling
B Seppelt & Sons, Henty, VIC

Founded in 1851, Seppelt is one of Australia’s most historic and pioneering wine producers. From the cool Grampians country, the wild Henty hinterland and the famous Cambrian soils of Heathcote, Seppelt specialises in crafting cool-climate style wines that express the unique personalities of some of Victoria’s finest vineyards.

www.seppelt.com.au
2019 Best Sparkling
Brown Brothers NV Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot Meunier
Brown Brothers, South East Australia

A nice complex nose with a good creamy mid palate and plenty of toast and brioche notes. Very rich and luscious style and nicely rounded.

Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine brands celebrating 130 years in 2019. They pride themselves on their traditions; however they are not a traditional wine company. They are a fourth-generation family steeped in their unique heritage, with a history of innovation that inspires their future direction.

www.brownbrothers.com.au
2019 Best Riesling
Wirra Wirra The Lost Watch 2019 Riesling
Wirra Wirra, Adelaide Hills, SA

Super bright colour. A punchy citrus wine with slatey aromatics and nice chalky characteristics. This seamless wine has a very pure and long line with a lemon and lime textural palate.

McLaren Vale is home to and where the majority of fruit is sourced for crafting Wirra Wirra’s famous red wines. They also source premium white grapes from a select group of vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, a cooler climate grape growing region, to make an award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay.

www.wirrawirra.com
2019 Best Chardonnay
Handpicked Capella Vineyard 2017 Chardonnay
Handpicked Wines, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Intense lemon and ripe citrus fruits with hints of struck match. Palate is fine and poised with a saline finish.

Near the shores of Western Port on the Mornington Peninsula is Handpicked Wines’ Capella Vineyard, a small ultra-premium vineyard with 5.2 ha of Pinot Noir and 1.6 ha of Chardonnay. Planted in 2009, the vines have already produced several exceptional vintages.

www.handpickedwines.com.au
2018 Best Semillon
Tyrrell’s Belford 2014 Semillon
Tyrell's Vineyards, Hunter, New South Wales

Beautiful pure fruit and a lovely dried hay character with crunchy acidity and good length.

Established in 1858, 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.

www.tyrrells.com.au
2019 Best Sauvignon Blanc
The Yard Channybearup 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Larry Cherubino Wines, Pemberton, WA

Fresh citrus and ripe feijoa fruits, herbal blackcurrant leaf notes and clean acidity.


Larry Cherubino Wines began in a spare room in 2005 and lot has happened since. The range has grown, and along the way, they’ve been honoured to be listed as Winery Of The Year by respected wine critics such as James Halliday and Matt Skinner.

www.larrycherubino.com
2019 Best Pinot Gris / Grigio
Tar & Roses 2019 Pinot Grigio
Joval Family Wines, Victoria

Lovely texture and weight, with ripe fruits and a pretty floral element.

With wines produced from fruit grown in Heathcote, Strathbogie Ranges, Alpine Valleys and extending to Priorat in Spain, Tar & Roses reflects the partnership between Don and Narelle, the multi-regions of Spain, Italy and Australia, and traditional winemaking alongside the new.

www.jovalwinegroup.com.au
2019 Best Single Varietal White
Hahndorf Hill White Mischief 2019 Gruner Veltliner
Hahndorf Hill Winery. Adelaide Hills, SA

This floral wine shows pure and lifted varietal notes. Rich with spice and white pepper there is plenty of white peach and fruit sweetness also. A nice fresh line with plenty of length and presence.

A boutique vineyard is located at the edge of the historic, German-heritage village of Hahndorf in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Here they are growing and pioneering the Austrian grape varieties of Blaufrankisch, Gruner Veltliner, Zweigeltand St Laurent.

www.hahndorfhillwinery.com.au
2019 Best White Blend
Houghton Margaret River 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Houghton Wines, Margaret River, WA

Pale straw in appearance with intense citrus fruits, herbaceous nettle and green grass notes with vibrant acidity.

Houghton was established in 1836 and is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries. The Swan Valley site’s colourful history includes tales of pioneer Scots, bandits, and generations of winemaking craftsmanship.

www.houghton-wines.com.au
2019 Best Sweet White Wine
Riversdale Estate Botrytis 2014 Reisling
Riversdale Estate, Tasmania

Rich lime curd, apple and toast with bright acidity and great balance.

Riversdale Estate is the largest privately owned vineyard in the Coal River with 40 hectares of vines.

riversdaleestate.com.au
2019 Best Rosè
Brokenwood 2019 Rosato
Brokenwood Wines, Beechworth, VIC

Textured and restrained with bright red fruits, delicate spice and a savoury dry finish.

Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia’s most reputable wine labels.

www.brokenwood.com.au
2019 Best New South Wales Shiraz
Montrose Black Mudgee 2018 Shiraz
Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee, NSW

Deep in colour and intensely complex with spicy ripe dark fruits and silky tannins.

One of Mudgee’s pre-eminent wineries, Montrose was established in 1974 and is now under the custodianship of the Oatley winemaking family. During the 1980’s the intensely flavoured and deeply coloured Montrose Shiraz was called “Black” Shiraz by its fans.

www.robertoatley.com.au
2019 Best South Australian Shiraz
The Lane Vineyeard 'Block 5' 2018 Shiraz
The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills, SA

Brightly perfumed with lifted red and blue fruits, spice and black pepper.

The Lane Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, is 400 metres above sea level. Shaped by this altitude and southerly latitudes the cooler climate is ideal for growing grapes destined to become wines with impressive structure, minerality and natural acidity.

www.thelane.com.au
2019 Best Victorian Shiraz
Paringa Estate Peninsula 2018 Shiraz
Paringa Estate, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Spicy pepper and delicate florals, very driven with fresh acidity and grippy tannins.

Paringa Estate winery was established by owner and winemaker Lindsay McCall in 1985. Situated on the Mornington Peninsula in beautiful Red Hill amongst ten acres of vines. Most famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir,
they also produce one of the country’s top cool climate Shiraz.

www.paringaestate.com.au
2019 Best Western Australian Shiraz
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard 2017 Shiraz
Frankland Estate Wines, Great Southern, WA

Rich purple in colour, with opulent plum fruits, black olive and peppery spice. Well balanced with good length and fine tannins.

Frankland Estate is buried deep in the heart of Western Australia’s most isolated wine region. Founded in 1988, today Frankland Estate is a tightknit family affair producing distinctive and flavoursome wines. The Mediterranean climate of warm days and cold nights, combined with the unique ironstone soil found in their Isolation Ridge Vineyard produces Shiraz of power, refinement and finesse.

www.franklandestate.com.au
2019 Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Associated Varieties
Xanadu 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Xanadu Wines, Margaret River, WA

Elegant cassis and menthol with well integrated oak and ripe tannins.

A highly respected winery tucked away in Australia’s south-western corner, Xanadu has an ongoing commitment to crafting exciting wines of outstanding quality.

www.xanaduwines.com
2019 Best Grenache
Seldom Inn by Geddes 2018 Grenache
Geddes Wines, McLaren Wines, SA

Beautiful colour with pretty florals and fragrant spice. Very elegant with plenty of fruit and a savoury edge. This wine has layers of lovely tannin and a long finish.

Based in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, Geddes Wines is the passion of winemaker Tim Geddes. The philosophy behind the label “Seldom Inn” was from the Late Pat Geddes who was one for living life and being a larger than life character.

geddeswines.com.au
2019 Best Single Varietal Red
Seppeltsfield Village Barossa 2019 Nero D'Avola
Seppeltsfield Wines, Barossa Valley, SA

Rich blue and black fruits with sweet spices, fresh acidity and soft tannins.

Established in the Barossa Valley just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia and steeped in rich Barossan heritage, the estate is considered a national treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry.

www.seppeltsfield.com.au
2019 Best Shiraz/Cabernet Blend
Tamburlaine Marlowe - Act One 2018 Shiraz Cabernet
Tamburlaine Organic Wines, NSW

Concentrated black fruits, with well integrated oak and lovely balance and freshness.

Tamburlaine Organic Wines produce award-winning wines of terroir while limiting their impact on the environment. Working to leave the Hunter Valley and Orange vineyards in the best condition possible for generations to follow.

tamburlaine.com.au
2019 Best Red Blend
The Wild Fig 2018 SGM
Bleasdale Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA

Pretty blue and purple fruits with florals and cinnamon and pepper spices. The palate has juicy acidity, chalky tannins and a persistent finish.

Bleasdale is rich in history and produces some of Australia’s most exciting, consistently impressive premium wines, capturing the essence of what makes Langhorne Creek red wines so attractive.

www.bleasdale.com.au
2019 Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard 2017 Shiraz
Frankland Estate Wines, Great Southern, WA

Rich purple in colour, with opulent plum fruits, black olive and peppery spice. Well balanced with good length and fine tannins.

Frankland Estate is buried deep in the heart of Western Australia’s most isolated wine region. Founded in 1988, today Frankland Estate is a tightknit family affair producing distinctive and flavoursome wines. The Mediterranean climate of warm days and cold nights, combined with the unique ironstone soil found in their Isolation Ridge Vineyard produces Shiraz of power, refinement and finesse.

www.franklandestate.com.au
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