Here's an exclusive collection of affordable – and delicious – wines from an array of awarded Australian producers.
From Taltarni Vineyards
2015 Blanc de Blancs – Not only is the 2015 vintage of the highest accolade, the previous 2013 release was also highly awarded. RRP $26.
2013 Cuvee Rose – Another award winner from Taltarni, this salmon-coloured sparkling has aromatic notes of bread crust and nuts, with hints of rose water. RRP $26.
2017 Fume Blanc – Well balanced with a generous front palate that extends into a mouth-filling grapefruit acid, this wine lingers with a soft creamy finish. RRP $26.
2017 Sangiovese – A long subtle palate drives this medium-bodied wine with cassis, cherries and blueberries, and oak on the finish. RRP $26.
2017 Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot – Fruitful on the nose, with lovely textural and structural components, this blend is a new world approach to traditional Bordeaux blends. RRP $26.
From Vasse Felix
2018 Classic Dry White – Fermented under cool conditions to ensure the fruit remains pristine, with a portion of 42 per cent wild fermented to add complexity and extra textural dimension. RRP $19.
2017 Classic Dry Red – A great example of how soft, fruit-driven yet structured and flavourful Margaret River shiraz can be. RRP $19.
2018 Filius Chardonnay – The 2018 vintage has gentle fruit sweetness with a tangy twist, toasty nuances and a fleshy, mango-like palate texture. RRP $28.
2016 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon – From the wow-factor 2016 vintage, this release is luscious and juicy upfront, with impressive length and a dusty, dry finish. RRP $28.
2018 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Powerful, aromatic, and structured. RRP $26.
From Petaluma Wines
2017 White Label Sauvignon Blanc – This wine displays fresh tropical fruits and exotic herbaceous characters, with crunchy lime and lemon blossom. RRP $24.
2018 White Label Dry Rose – Vivid strawberry and cranberry fruit flavours present, with lively grapefruit and white flowers, and a hint of pot pourri. RRP $24.
2017 White Label Shiraz – This shiraz shows a rich spicy pepper, with typical bright cherry and berry fruit flavours. RRP $27.
2017 White Label Chardonnay – A chardonnay that displays stone fruits and citrus, creamy texture and lovely soft acidity. RRP $24.
2017 White Label Pinot Gris – Lovely crunchy pear and delicate florals combine, with high natural acidity and minerality, producing an easy-drinking style. RRP $24.
From Centennial Vineyards
2018 Single Vineyard Winery Block Pinot Grigio – The palate is juicy, light and crisp. Red apple and kiwifruit flavours run the full length of the palate. RRP $25.99.
2018 Reserve Single Vineyard Grüner Veltliner – Yellow apple, green pear, green bean, and white pepper are common descriptors of this wine. RRP $28.99
2017 Bridge Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot – Redcurrant and earthy plum flavours feature throughout, with the nose revealing aromas of mint, raspberry, plum, bay leaf, espresso and dark chocolate. RRP $24.99
2016 Road Block Chardonnay – The palate is soft and gentle, with juicy yellow apple and nectarine flavours. Its lightness makes for an easy-drinking style. RRP $25.99.
2016 Single Vineyard Shiraz – The medium-bodied palate has a fleshy and satisfying mouth feel, with dark berries and black olive throughout, concluding with a ripe tannin finish. RRP $24.99.
This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with Taltarni Vineyards, Vasse Felix, Petaluma Wines and Winery and Centennial Wines.