The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Ever wanted a cheat sheet of Australia’s most significant wines? Inspired by one reader’s question, we challenged wine authorities to name the six wines they believe sum up what local producers
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Wine writer Jeni Port provides us with three important lessons in Australian wine, including its spirit of innovation, diversity of styles and rapid adaption.
Wine writer Tyson Stelzer points to three wine styles unique to Australia, as well as the advantages we have over Old World counterparts.
Esteemed winemaker Vanya Cullen, of Cullen Wines in Western Australia’s Margaret River, lists six wines significant to the past, present and future of Australian wine.
Award-winning sommelier, owner of Melbourne's Bar Liberty and collaborator on various wine projects, Banjo Harris Plane is on the frontline of Australian wine. Here he talks current trends.
Ned Goodwin is a Master of Wine and Companion contributor. His selection of six Aussie wines addresses the link between region and varietal, and looks to fresh styles and future trends.
Wine writer Ralph Kyte-Powell looks to noble varieties for his ultimate Aussie six-pack, including top examples of those classic wines we're known for worldwide and a nod to Australia's wine history.
The chief winemaker for Wolfblass Wines, Chris Hatcher, pinpoints icon producers and classic Australian styles for his round-up of wines.
Winemaker for Wynns, the landmark Coonawarra winery renowned for its cabernet sauvignon, Sue Hodder shares six wines that are close to her heart.
Iain Riggs, of iconic Hunter Valley winery Brokenwood, is an active wine show judge across Australia. This is his take on Australian winemaking and defining wines.
Long-time contributor to Halliday magazine and new reviewer for the Companion guide, Jane Faulkner selects six Aussie wines that stand out from the crowd.
Brian Croser is a legend of Australian wine and a trailblazer in his work to identify exceptional vineyards for varietals – one of his keys to selecting great wine.
Winemaker Kathleen Quealy is a respected voice in the local industry. Here, her message is that an intimate knowledge of site is integral to achieving great wine.
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