Wine List
of the Year

See the winners

The wait is over. Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards have been decided. Our panel of expert judges have cast their eyes over the nation’s top lists and now reveal the best restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs in which to explore the most exciting wines, spirits and beers from home and abroad.

Gourmet Traveller

Long-term Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards official consumer media partner, Gourmet Traveller WINE has continued to be Australia's leading and most authoritative wine magazine for 20 years, and is read by over 99,000 people who enjoy celebrating both the local and international wine scenes.

Drinks Association

The drinks association is Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards official trade communications partner. The drinks association provides services and information to an extensive cross section of the on-premise drinks community – in excess of 13,000 restaurants, clubs, pubs, hotels, resorts, bars and wine bars.


Celebrating 260 years in 2016, the Riedel brand is known for innovation and design. An industry leader since the introduction of grape-varietal specific stemware in the 1980s, Riedel invests heavily in research and development to bring the very best products to market for wine and beverage enjoyment.

Wine Australia

Wine Australia is pleased to support Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards, which recognises the commitment of Australian sommeliers to support local winemakers, showcase the premium quality and diversity of Australian wines and share the stories that make our wines unique.


Glass is the definitive Sydney dining experience by celebrity restaurateur Luke Mangan. The 240-seat restaurant provides guests with an unprecedented dining experience, offering simplicity, quality and consistency in all aspects of food, wine and service.


Antipodes fine artisan water offers the highest degree of purity and pristine mineral flavours subtle enough not to alter the palate, making it the perfect partner to fine food and wine.

Bass Phillip

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


Bollinger has been part of the Champagne region for more than 180 years. Over the decades, the family has built up an impressive heritage, devoted to the service of what has become one of the most emblematic houses the Champagne region has ever known.

Chambers Rosewood

Six generations of The Chambers Family have been producing wine in the Rutherglen Region since 1858. Internationally recognized for their Muscat and Muscadelle (Topaque) fortified wine, they also produce a wide range of table wines such as Roussanne, Cinsault and Gouais..


Grandin was founded in 1886 in Les caves de La Bouvraie. Today, Grandin produces elegant sparkling wines, according to the rigorous standards
of the Méthode Traditionelle. This strict standard is enforced to ensure Grandin’s signature style is revealed year after year.


Henschke is acclaimed for crafting wines with a focus on purity and terroir from environmentally sustainable vineyards, including icons, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. The Henschke winemaking tradition spans six generations and includes vineyards in Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.


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

Kurrajong Kitchen brings you the old adage of "Break Bread and Share" with the traditional baking of flatbreads that chefs seek and consumers enjoy. Since 1993, baked to share.

Mount Langi Ghiran

Mount Langi Ghiran is set against the backdrop of the rugged granite cliffs and spectacular mountain forests of the Great Dividing Range. The vineyard encapsulates an extraordinary sense of place and produces some of the finest
Australian cool-climate shiraz.


Petaluma crafts ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting the best sites within a particular region suited to a chosen variety. Our 'distinguished vineyards' philosophy and attitude towards instinctive viticulture and winemaking is as uncompromising today as it was almost 40 years ago.

Thomas Wines

Thomas Wines is one of the Hunter Valley’s most renowned winemakers, nationally and internationally acclaimed for it’s exceptional, single-vineyard Hunter Valley wines, many of which offer both pure drinking pleasure, as well as remarkable cellaring potential.

Villa Maria

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.