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Winemaker of the Year



Peter Fraser is the 2016 Winemaker of the Year. There is a strong thread of karma in following Pete Fraser’s journey in life from a reserve infantry officer in the Australian Army to chief winemaker of Yangarra Estate Vineyard.

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Australian Vintage 2015: a snapshot



All the stars were aligned for an outstanding vintage in 2015 for most of the regions of South East Australia. The major exception was the Hunter Valley, brought down to earth by a rain-sodden summer (after two great vintages in ’13 and ’14).

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Ten Dark Horses



To qualify for this category, each winery has to have received a five-star rating for thefirst time, and have a history of lesser ratings. Every wine growing state is represented, and eight of the ten come from different regions (the remaining two with a spread of regions). The 2016 Dark Horse Winery of the Year was awarded to Terindah Estate.

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