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K1 by Geoff HardyWine of the Week

Bright hue of moderate depth; a classy example of the variety, trimming its cassis fruit with a touch of black olive/earthy austerity feeding into the fine-grained tannins running through the length of the palate. Will breeze through the years ahead.

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Winery of the Year

The story of Keith and Alison Hentschke’s Hentley Farm should be compulsory reading for anyone seeking to establish a truly great vineyard, winery, and wine business from the ground up.

Keith started by enrolling in Agricultural Science and Wine Marketing at Roseworthy College, and on graduation was awarded the Gramp Hardy Smith Memorial Prize for Most Outstanding Student. His first job was with Elders, but he then moved into the wine industry in senior production and operational roles with Orlando Wyndham.

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FeaturedGet award winning wines in the air with Qantas epiQure

Australia produces some of the best wines in the world, and James Halliday has been involved in the industry for upwards of 50 years. 

Like James, Qantas embraces the great Australian wine producers so we were excited to have them on board as our major sponsor for this year's James Halliday Wine Companion Awards. Here James speaks about the award winners and how Qantas Frequent Flyers can access the best wines while on the ground and in the air.

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Ten Dark Horses 2015

The 2015 Dark Horse Winery of the Year was awarded to Haselgrove Winery. They were selected from an unusually large number of contenders, due in no small measure to the general outstanding 2012 vintage. View the complete list of Ten Dark Horse Wineries.

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Ten Best New Wineries 2015

The award for 2015 Best New Winery went to Flowstone Wines. Each of the wineries in this category has made its debut on Wine Companion with a five-star rating. View the full list of Best New Wineries.

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