The definitive guide to Australian Wines
By James Halliday
The nomination of the best wineries of the regions has evolved into a three-level classification. At the very top are the wineries with their names and stars printed in red, these have been generally recognised for having a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. Next are wineries with their stars (but not their names) printed in red, and which have had a consistent record of excellence for at least the last three years. Those wineries with black stars have achieved excellence this year (and sometimes longer).
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