Winemaker of the Year 2021

As Heraclitus wisely pointed out: “There is nothing permanent except change.” At Gourmet Traveller WINE, we have made changes to the way we operate as challenges arise, but the most important things endure – including our Australian Winemaker of the Year Awards, now in their 24th year. Through thick and thin, our remarkable tasting panel, led by Peter Forrestal and including Toni Paterson MW, Huon Hooke, Peter Bourne, Nick Bulleid MW, Andrew Caillard MW and Sophie Otton, continues to make possible the important acknowledgement of this country’s finest winemakers and viticulturists. We profile our first four finalists for 2021: Matt Harrop (Curly Flat), Samantha Connew (Stargazer), Sue Bell (Bellwether) and John Hughes (Rieslingfreak): all high achievers doing wonderful work in regions far and wide.