Wine List
of the Year

The wait is over. Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards have been decided. An expert team of judges have cast their eye over the nation’s leading lists to come up with the very best restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs in which to enjoy the greatest wines, aperitifs and digestifs the world has to offer.

See the winners
The Judy Hirst Award for the Sommelier Responsible for the Winning List

Riedel revolutionised glassware when Claus Riedel designed the first collection of varietal-specific stemware in the 1970s. Each Riedel in the family’s history has contributed to the company’s success and made it the industry leader it is today.

Best City Restaurant List

AquaBotanical harvest water from the freshest Australian fruit and vegetables to create the world’s first Botanical water. AquaBotanical has a clean, subtle, silky mouthfeel and neutral taste. It’s perfect for pairing with food and wine.

Bass Phillip
Best Victoria List

Bass Phillip is a tiny wine business focused on the highest quality with very simple priorities in both vineyard and winery: all estate-grown without irrigation; no toxic substances; minimal intervention and strict quality control.

Fever Tree
Best Aperitif List

If three-quarters of your drink is mixer, then why choose anything, but the best? Fever-Tree is committed to sourcing only the world’s finest natural ingredients from small specialist suppliers to make its premium range of mixers.

Best List of Wines by the Glass

Henschke Best List of Wines by the Glass Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturist wife Prue are acclaimed for crafting wines that focus on purity and terroir from sustainable vineyards, including single-vineyard icons, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone.

Huntaway Reserve
Best Club Restaurant List

Exclusively available to on-premise customers, Huntaway Reserve was established over 20 years ago to handcraft expressive, food-friendly wines that reflect the natural characters of key subregions of New Zealand.

James Squire
Best Beer List

James Squire has been crafting beers in honour of Australia’s first brewer since 1988. A risk-taker, mould-breaker, convict turned brewer, James’ life was full of flavour. It is this thirst for life that continues to drive the brand and the beers today.

Best New South Wales List

Rich in history and tradition, Katnook Estate lies in the heart of Coonawarra. Home to some of Australia’s finest terra rossa vineyards, Katnook is internationally recognised for wines of great complexity and distinction.

Kurrajong Kitchen
Best Food and Wine Matching

Kurrajong Kitchen brings you the old adage of “Break Bread and Share” by traditionally baking flatbreads that chefs seek and consumers enjoy. Since 1993, age old traditions, baked to share.

Jack & Jill by Scotchmans HillL
Best New List – Tony Hitchin Award

Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of Bellarine Peninsula and since 1982 has been producing highly awarded, premium, cool-maritime-climate wines. Jack & Jill by Scotchmans Hill is an exciting new addition to the portfolio, created exclusively for on-premise customers.

Tripod Coffee
Best Hotel Restaurant List

Tripod Coffee has sourced the highest quality coffee to create the perfect range of recyclable Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules. Roasted locally using artisanal techniques, the coffee has been individually selected to heighten the experience of drinking coffee extracted from a capsule.

Tulloch Wines
Best Country Restaurant List

 Over four generations and 120-plus years, Tulloch Wines has been crafting classic and emerging wine styles tailored especially for wine lovers. These wines reach beyond the bottle to create better lives of wine, food, family and friends.

Villa Maria
Best Pub Restaurant List

A leader in sustainability, innovation and quality, Villa Maria is recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. Truly exceptional wine made by passionate people encapsulates Villa Maria’s success story.

Wine Australia
Best Listing of Australian Wines

Wine Australia is pleased to support the Best Listing of Australian Wines Award, which recognises the commitment of local sommeliers to showcase the quality and diversity of Australian wines.