Best Wines in Australia

  1. 01. Henschke - 2021 Peggy's Hill Riesling

    State: South Australia Category: White
  2. 02. In Praise of Shadows - 2020 'Mankai' - Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Garnacha

    State: South Australia Category: Red
  3. 03. Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur - 2016 Savagnin

    State: Victoria Category: White
  4. 04. Silent Noise - 2021 MF Grenache

    State: South Australia Category: Red
  5. 05. philip shaw wines - 2021 small batch/riesling

    State: New South Wales Category: White
  6. 06. Howard Vineyard - 2021 Cabernet Franc Rose

    State: South Australia Category: Rosé
  7. 07. Battles Wine - 2021 'Blendaberg' Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Grigio

    State: Western Australia Category: White
  8. 08. Hedonist - 2020 Ecology Grenache

    State: South Australia Category: Red
  9. 09. Liebichwein - Liebich Classic Frontignac

    State: South Australia Category: Fortified
  10. 10. Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Rose

    State: New South Wales Category: Sparkling

Category Winners


Light and Refreshing

  1. 01.

    Henschke - 2021 Peggy's Hill Riesling

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    philip shaw wines - 2021 small batch/riesling

    State: New South Wales
  3. 03.

    Moores Hill - 2020 Riesling

    State: Tasmania
  4. 04.

    Barossa Boy - 2020 Cheeky Tilly Riesling

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Vickery - 2021 Watervale Riesling

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    Galafrey Wines - 2020 Reserve Riesling

    State: Western Australia
  7. 07.

    Langmeil - 2021 Live Wire Riesling

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Zippy, fresh and textural. Lovely balance of fruit; acid and savoury. Sweet finish. Moreish.

  8. 08.

    Swinney - 2021 Riesling

    State: Western Australia
  9. 09.

    Corryton Burge - 2020 Kith Pinot Gris

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Quiet Mutiny - 2020 Charlotte's Elusion Riesling

    State: Tasmania

Medium Bodied & Textural

  1. 01.

    Battles Wine - 2021 'Blendaberg' Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Grigio

    State: Western Australia
  2. 02.

    Koerner Wine - 2020 Rolle - Vermentino

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Gilbert - 2018 Chardonnay LCR

    State: New South Wales
  4. 04.

    Save Our Souls - 2018 Chardonnay

    State: Victoria
  5. 05.

    Borrello Vineyards - 2020 Borrello Vineyards Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia
  6. 06.

    Hahndorf Hill - 2021 White Mischief Gruner Veltliner

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    Brothers Koerner - 2021 Pinot Gris

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Citrussy, driven stone fruits, hints of ripe tropical fruits with zesty mid-palate and a decent finish with that acid line. Drink now.

  8. 08.

    Voyager Estate - 2020 Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Good acid, waxy interest and sweet fruits. Crisp and refreshing, drink immediately.

  9. 09.

    Silent Noise - 2020 Cloudy But Fine Chardonnay

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Nichon - 2018 90% Semillon/ 10% Sauvignon Blanc

    State: South Australia

Full Bodied White Wine

  1. 01.

    Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur - 2016 Savagnin

    State: Victoria
  2. 02.

    Vasse Felix - 2019 Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia
  3. 03.

    Voyager Estate - 2019 Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia
  4. 04.

    Rogues of the Resistance - 2021 Pecorino

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    La Prova - 2021 Fiano

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    Mewstone - 2020 Mewstone Chardonnay

    State: Tasmania
  7. 07.

    Brave New Wine - 2020 Magical Animal / Chardonnay

    State: Western Australia
  8. 08.

    Dalwood Estate - 2020 Chardonnay

    State: New South Wales
  9. 09.

    Hahndorf Hill - 2019 Reserve Gruner Veltliner

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Bromley Wines - 2015 Alchemy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

    State: Victoria

Light and Refreshing Red

  1. 01.

    In Praise of Shadows - 2020 'Mankai' - Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Garnacha

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Penley Estate - 2021 Giliam Light Dry Red

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Silent Noise - 2021 MF Grenache

    State: South Australia
  4. 04.

    Howard Vineyard - 2021 Sangiovese

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Penley Estate - 2021 Francis Cabernet Franc

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    smallfry - 2021 jellyfish grenache

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    Brothers Koerner - 2021 Light Red (Pinot Noir/ Pinot Gris Blend)

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Dr. Edge Winemaking - 2021 Rouge

    State: Tasmania
  9. 09.

    Lansdowne Wine - 2021 New Pinot

    State: South Australia

Medium & Bodied Red

  1. 01.

    Hedonist - 2020 Ecology Grenache

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Silent Noise - 2021 FO Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Bondar - 2020 Rayner Vineyard Grenache

    State: South Australia
  4. 04.

    Harrison - 2020 Vento do Mar / Cabernet franc

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Murdoch Hill - 2020 The Phaeton Pinot Noir

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Subtle nose, wild cherry palate. Light on the palate but flavour is direct. Lean but beautifully formed – like a whippet. Negroni finish. YUM. You’ll want the whole bottle for yourself.

  6. 06.

    Hedonist - 2020 Tempranillo

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Outback Oz – walk through the scrub. Eucalypt across nose and palate. White pepper at tail. Very pleasant.

  7. 07.

    Langmeil Winery - 2020 Rough Diamond Grenache

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Has a dark brightness if such a thing is possible. A restrained nose, but a flood of mouth filling energy.

  8. 08.

    Murdoch Hill - 2020 The Apollo Pinot Noir

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Expressively fragrant and complex, there’s a ton of sappy perfume here and plenty of cherry fruit on offer, too. The palate is nicely articulated in that there’s detail and texture and interest here. This has a lot of appeal. Drink now.

  9. 09.

    Hither & Yon - 2020 Grenache Touriga ( 70%/ 30%)

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Best's Great Western - 2020 Cabernet Franc

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A dark eucalypt forest with woody and herbaceous qualities. Bright and fleshy, and packed with loads of personality and character, it features an exciting, dusty minerality that is rare in Australian wine.


Full Bodied Red

  1. 01.

    Little Frances - 2020 Greenock Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Masterstroke - 2019 Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Hither & Yon - 2020 Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  4. 04.

    Rose Kentish Wines - 2018 Shiraz Tempranillo

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Pyren Vineyard - 2019 Pyren Vineyard Union (34% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 1% Shiraz)

    State: Victoria
  6. 06.

    Chaffey Bros - 2019 Evangeline Syrah

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    Hesketh - 2019 G.A.R. Great Australian Red

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Penley Estate - 2019 Helios Cabernet Sauvignon

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Penley Estate - 2018 Eos

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Rose Kentish Wines - 2019 Tempranillo Shiraz

    State: South Australia

Sparkling - Charmat Transfer Method Traditional

  1. 01.

    Crescendo - Methode traditionelle Sparkling / Chardonnay Pinot Noir

    State: Western Australia
  2. 02.

    Langmeil Winery - 2020 Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Gilbert - 2016 Methode Traditionelle

    State: New South Wales
  4. 04.

    The Vegan Wine Project - Cuvée

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Jansz Tasmania - Premium Rosé

    State: Tasmania
  6. 06.

    Gilbert - 2016 Gilbert Blanc de Blancs

    State: New South Wales
  7. 07.

    Dunes & Greene - Dunes & Greene Prosecco

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    La Maschera - 2020 Prosecco

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Taylor Made - Prosecco

    State: Victoria
  10. 10.

    Lakey Farm - 2017 Ray-Monde Deux “Blue Devil” Sparkling Rose

    State: Victoria

Sparkling - Pet Nat

  1. 01.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Rose

    State: New South Wales
  2. 02.

    Break Free - 2021 Bliss Bomb Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia
  3. 03.

    Dhiaga - 2020 Hopscato

    State: Victoria
  4. 04.

    Minimum Wines - 2021 Hailstorm Special Pét Nat // Sangiovese/Chardonnay

    State: Victoria
  5. 05.

    EDAN WINES - 2021 Grenache Rose

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Riesling

    State: New South Wales
  7. 07.

    Hughes & Hughes - 2021 Soiree

    State: Tasmania
  8. 08.

    Vino Volta - 2021 Methode Ancestrale Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia
  9. 09.

    Little Brunswick Wine Co - 2021 Tidy Town Shiraz Pet Nat

    State: Victoria
  10. 10.

    Brave New Wine - 2021 Nat Daddy / Sauvignon Blanc/Shiraz

    State: Western Australia

Rose

  1. 01.

    Varney Wines - 2021 Entrada Grenache Rose

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Howard Vineyard - 2021 Cabernet Franc Rose

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Rose

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Pretty pale and pink. The palate is nice and soft but still holds a good acid line. Some phenolic to round it out. Very succulent, mouth watering and truly gluggable.

  4. 04.

    Jericho - 2021 Adelaide Hills Rose'

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Maidenii - 2020 Drii Rose by Maidenii Bottle

    State: Victoria
  6. 06.

    Chaffey Bros - 2020 Lux Venit Rose

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Shy nose, bronze and bitter the palate opens up into a delicious tasty explosion. Good length and phenolic interest.

  7. 07.

    Aziza's Rose 2019 - 2019 Shiraz

    State: New South Wales
  8. 08.

    Chaffey Bros - 2021 Not Your Grandma's Rose

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Voyager Estate - 2021 Rose

    State: Western Australia
  10. 10.

    Bondar - 2021 Rosé

    State: South Australia

Vermouth

  1. 01.

    Adelaide Hills Distillery - Rosso Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Adelaide Hills Distillery - Dry Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Imperial Measures Distilling - 2019 SV Sweet Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  4. 04.

    The Craft & Co - Rose Vermouth

    State: Victoria
  5. 05.

    Maidenii - 2018 Maidenii Kina Quinquina Bottle (750ml)

    State: Victoria
  6. 06.

    Adelaide Hills Distillery - Rose Vermouth

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    Hughes&Hughes - 2019 Hughes&Hughes Riveaux Rd Vermouth

    State: Tasmania
  8. 08.

    Chalari Wines - 2020 Retsina

    State: Western Australia
  9. 09.

    Kangarilla Road Winery - 2018 The Veil Vermentino Under Flor

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Brave New Wine - 2020 Fizzard of Aus / Vermentino/Botanicals/Honey

    State: Western Australia

Skin Contact

  1. 01.

    worlds apart wines - 2020 hope forest

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Koerner Wine - 2020 Pigato - Vermentino

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lifted lime, tangerine and bitter apricot kernel. Nice and light phenolics. A summer sipper.

  3. 03.

    Fin - 2020 Mahady / Roussane

    State: Victoria
  4. 04.

    LA VIOLETTA - 2021 Lounge O

    State: Western Australia
  5. 05.

    Unico Zelo - 2020 'Esoterico' Amber Wine

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    Varney Wines - 2021 Riesling Fiano

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    smallfry wines - 2021 Tangerine Dream, semillon, pedro ximenez, riesling, roussanne, muscat

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Vino Volta - 2020 Different Skins Gewurtztraminer / Frontignac

    State: Western Australia
  9. 09.

    Frankly This Wine Was Made By Bob - 2019 Juice

    State: New South Wales

Fortified

  1. 01.

    Battle of Bosworth - 2019 Vintage Fortified Touriga

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Liebichwein - Liebich Classic Frontignac

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    SCION - 2020 Muscat X / Brown Muscat

    State: Victoria
  4. 04.

    Liebichwein - Liebich Classic Semillon

    State: South Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lovely raisin-driven oxidative nose, lifted and dense. Firm acid, bright - great line and length. Kudos.

  5. 05.

    CORYMBIA - Corymbia Extra Dry

    State: Western Australia
  6. 06.

    SCION - 2019 Muscat Nouveau / Brown Muscat

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Lifted, orange and mandarin aromatics. Lychees and white flowers. Beautifully well-balanced palate weight and shape. A joy to judge.

  7. 07.

    Mitchell Harris Wines - Blanc# 1 by the Maker, The Muse and the Alchemist

    State: Victoria
  8. 08.

    SCION - 2019 After Dark / Durif

    State: Victoria
  9. 09.

    Mitchell Harris Wines - 2015 Sabre Ratafia

    State: Victoria
  10. 10.

    Crittenden Estate Macvin #2 - Savagnin

    State: Victoria

Top 10 Red Wines

  1. 01.

    In Praise of Shadows - 2020 'Mankai' - Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Garnacha

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Silent Noise - 2021 MF Grenache

    State: South Australia
  3. 03.

    Hedonist - 2020 Ecology Grenache

    State: South Australia
  4. 04.

    Silent Noise - 2021 FO Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  5. 05.

    Bondar - 2020 Rayner Vineyard Grenache

    State: South Australia
  6. 06.

    Penley Estate - 2021 Giliam Light Dry Red

    State: South Australia
  7. 07.

    Masterstroke - 2019 Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Hither & Yon - 2020 Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Little Frances - 2020 Greenock Shiraz

    State: South Australia
  10. 10.

    Battle of Bosworth - 2019 Vintage Fortified Touriga

    State: South Australia

Top 10 White Wines

  1. 01.

    Henschke - 2021 Peggy's Hill Riesling

    State: South Australia
  2. 02.

    Crittenden Estate Cri de Coeur - 2016 Savagnin

    State: Victoria
  3. 03.

    philip shaw wines - 2021 small batch/riesling

    State: New South Wales
  4. 04.

    Battles Wine - 2021 'Blendaberg' Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Grigio

    State: Western Australia
  5. 05.

    Gilbert - 2021 Gilbert Petillant Naturel Rose

    State: New South Wales
  6. 06.

    Moores Hill - 2020 Riesling

    State: Tasmania
  7. 07.

    Heggies Vineyard - Cloudline Chardonnay

    State: South Australia
  8. 08.

    Koerner Wine - 2020 Rolle - Vermentino

    State: South Australia
  9. 09.

    Gilbert - 2019 Gilbert Chardonnay

    State: New South Wales
  10. 10.

    Break Free - 2021 Bliss Bomb Chenin Blanc

    State: Western Australia