Australia's
Wine List
of the Year
Awards
2018

See the winners

The wait is over. Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards have been decided. Our panel of expert judges have studied lists from all over the country to determine the most exciting collections of wines, spirits and beers.

Gourmet Traveller
WINE

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.

gourmettravellerwine.com

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.

drinkscentral.com.au

Riedel

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.

riedelglass.com.au

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.

wineaustralia.com

Vintec

Vintec is Australia’s leading specialist in climate-controlled wine storage cabinets.Designed to suit the modern lifestyle and recreate the perfect storage conditions for your wine, Vintec wine cabinets can be built into your kitchen or add a stylish feature to a living room. Vintec is recommended by the most respected wine critics.

vintec.com

Transtherm

In a tradition of excellence, Transtherm wine cellars have been hand-built in France for over 30 years using only the finest craftsmanship and materials. Trusted by wine collectors and high-end restaurants, Transtherm is the “Rolls Royce” of wine cellars, perfect for long-term storage and the steady maturation of your treasured wines.

transtherm.com

Alkoomi Wines

Alkoomi Wines is one of WA’s largest family owned and operated wine producers, and is currently run by the second and third generation; owners Sandy and Rod Hallett, with their daughters Laura, Emily and Molly. Together they passionately follow in the footsteps of Alkoomi founders Merv and Judy Lange, who pioneered the Frankland wine region with our first plantings in 1971.  Alkoomi today has 106 hectares of estate vineyard and together with winemaker Andrew Cherry are committed to our ethos of favouring quality over quantity, and to managing the property in an environmentally sustainable manner, with the aim of producing fruit which displays a sense of place and purity.

alkoomiwines.com.au

Bass Phillips

Bass Phillip is a tiny wine business focussed 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.

bassphillip.com

The Botanist

The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity. A progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of our Isle of Islay. 22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds and peels during an achingly slow distillation. This first and only Islay Dry Gin is a rare expression of the heart and soul of our remote Scottish island home.

thebotanist.com

Curly Flat

Established in 1989, Curly Flat Vineyard is located in the Macedon Ranges, producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Gris. Our cool climate site results in grapes with great natural acidity and wines of impressive longevity.  Owner Jeni Kolkka and the team led by Matt Harrop seek, without compromise, to distil the essence of site and season.

curlyflat.com

Delamere Vineyards

Delamere is a true Tasmanian Grower Producer. 100% Family owned and run, 100% grown, made and bottled at our Pipers River Estate. Join us on this journey to unlock the inherent beauty of our site, as we encapsulate the story of each season in our wine.

delamerevineyards.com.au

Greystone Wines

Greystone’s 40-hectare organic vineyard is perched on the unique limestone hills of Waipara, North Canterbury. Winemaker and viticulturist planted the vineyard together in 2004 and in just over ten years have grown these vines to produce a catalogue of New Zealand’s most acclaimed wines.

greystonewines.co.nz

Henschke Wines

Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturist wife Prue are acclaimed for crafting wines with a focus on purity and terroir from environmentally sustainable vineyards, including single-vineyard icons, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. The Henschke winemaking tradition spans six generations, from vineyards in Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills.

henschke.com.au

Hugel wines

The first traces of the Hugel family in Alsace can be traced back to the XVth century. Some two centuries later, Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, which had been devastated by the terrible Thirty Years War.In 1639 he was made a freeman of the city and soon took charge of the very powerful Corporation of Winegrowers. In 1672 his son built a fine house in the Rue des Cordiers, and over the doorway was carved the family crest which was the origin of the company’s logo still used today.

hugel.com

Kurrajong Kitchen

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

kurrajongkitchen.com.au

Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery. The Lord is recognised around the world for its award-winning natural ales, wine list, food and accommodation.

lordnelsonbrewery.com

Louis Bouillot

Faithful to the spirit of Louis Bouillot, the bubble creator himself, the company continues to pursue new discoveries through some delicious and audacious cuvées that are a tribute to Burgundy and its varietals. Empowered by more than 130 years of history and expertise, creativity and respect for the terroir are the fundamentals of the Louis Bouillot philosophy.

louis-bouillot.com

Majella Wines

The Lynn Family first planted vines on their “Majella” property back in 1968. Situated on the eastern edge of the famous “Red Strip”, the vineyards became well known for the production of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz fruit. In 1991 Majella produced its first commercial bottling, the 1991 Majella Shiraz, followed by the first Majella Cabernet Sauvignon in 1994. Since then the winery has gained a reputation for wines of superb quality, typically Coonawarra, with great depth of colour and flavour and gaining numerous awards in Australia and Internationally. Majella has won over 70 trophies and 600 awards globally, going from strength to strength, adding great lustre to Coonawarra’s reputation for producing some of the world’s greatest wines.

majellawines.com.au

Moppity Vineyards

A family owned & run winery, Moppity Vineyards are winning some of the biggest prizes in Australian wine-making. Located in the cool climate wine region of Hilltops in Southern NSW, the Moppity Vineyards style is to produce elegant, pure, expressive wines of world-class quality that encapsulate a harmonious union of power & elegance.

moppity.com.au

Penfolds

Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking with a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. Penfolds collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottling of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia’s most iconic wine.

penfolds.com

Restaurant & Catering

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the national industry association representing the interests of over 45,000 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses across Australia. R&CA delivers tangible outcomes to small businesses within the hospitality industry by influencing the policy decisions and regulations that impact the sector’s operating environment.

rca.asn.au/rca

Tyrrell's Wines

For 160 years Tyrrell’s has been one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies, with vineyards extending from their historic Hunter Valley home to Heathcote in Victoria. Headed by fourth generation family member Bruce, and son Chris, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines.

tyrrells.com.au

Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix is Margaret River’s founding wine estate and was established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity. Pristine isolation, twin oceans and ancient soils make Margaret River a wine paradise and ideal for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The wines are grown in Vasse Felix’s four vineyards situated throughout Margaret River.

vassefelix.com.au

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 Marias success story.

villamaria.co.nz