Australia

:: Australia :: Hunter Valley

 
 
Tyrrell’s Wines
Established in 1858, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s most successful privately owned wine companies.  The motto of ‘Nothing is great unless it is good’ has been a guiding beacon for Tyrrell’s Wines for more than 150 years and has resulted in many outstanding achievements, including a more recent accolade awarded the prestigious ‘Winery of the Year’ by James Halliday in 2010 Wine Companion.  www.tyrrells.com.au     Tyrrells List
 
Tyrrell’s Wines is a member of Australia’s First Family of Wines
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:: Australia :: Beechworth

 
Giaconda
“One of Victoria’s most brilliant wineries, Giaconda is fashioning hand-crafted, singular wines that are not only gorgeous to smell and taste, but innovative in both their blends and stylistic orientations. They combine the elegance and complexity of Europe, with the sensationally ripe fruit of Australia.” – Robert M. Parker, Jr.’s, The Wine Advocate
www.giaconda.com   Giaconda & Redbank List

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:: Australia :: King Valley

Redbank
Premium fruit from family owned vineyards in the cool climate King Valley region in North East Victoria is selected for the wines of Redbank. Small parcels of Shiraz from Heathcote are used to produce the award-winning ‘The Anvil’.
www.redbankwines.com    Giaconda & Redbank List  
 
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:: Australia :: South Eastern Australia

Oxford Landing Estates
Oxford Landing is a real place, a real vineyard. A place distinguished by clear blue skies, rich red soil and an abundance of golden sunshine. Established in 1958 on the banks of the majestic Murray River in South Australia, the vineyard was named Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties. Care and attention are the hallmarks of life at Oxford Landing. Many of the people who work here also live here, it’s home. They’re what we like to call ‘real people’, genuine, down-to-earth individuals who are unashamedly passionate about this special place and the grapes it produces.  www.oxfordlanding.com  Oxford Landing List 
 
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:: Australia :: Barossa Valley

Yalumba
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer.. Samuel named his patch “Yalumba” – aboriginal for “all the land around”. Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.  www.yalumba.com  Yalumba List
 
 Yalumba is a member of Australia’s First Family of Wines
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:: Australia :: Barossa Valley

 
John Duval Wines
John Duval is one of the world’s best known winemakers coming from a family that boasts four generations of South Australian vignerons and best known for his 16 years and stellar handiwork at Penfolds for Grange.. Named as International Winemaker of the Year 1989 and twice Red Winemaker of the Year in 1991 and 2000, John embarked on the development of his own label – John Duval Wines in 2003.  www.johnduvalwines.com  John Duval & Earthworks List 
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 :: Australia :: Earthworks

 
Earthworks
‘Earthworks’ presents the Best of the Barossa. Family owned and operated, Earthworks is made entirely from Barossa grapes from trusted family growers. ‘Earthworks’ embodies our fierce commitment to quality and a determination to preserve the independence and heritage of the Barossa. The wines at Earthworks are made at our cellars true to region, as long as we make a good drink to share with meals and mates.  John Duval & Earthworks List
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:: Australia :: Clare Valley

 
Jim Barry Wines
Situated in the cool uplands of the North Mount Lofty ranges about 50km north of Adelaide, the vineyards of Jim Barry were established in Clare in 1959. This is a family run winery committed to producing quality wines through an innovative approach to viticulture and winemaking technology. Jim Barry Wines’ philosophy to winemaking is very simple: own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavours possible and retain these flavours during winemaking.  www.jimbarry.com   Jim Barry List
 
Jim Barry is a member of Australia’s First Family of Wines
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:: Australia :: Eden Valley

 
Henschke
The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Established by Johann Christian Henschke in 1861, each generation built upon the reputation for quality. But it was fourth-generation Cyril Alfred Henschke who in 1958 created one of the world’s most highly sought after red wine – Hill of Grace. Today, fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively. Henschke is also one of the first producers from Barossa to adopt biodynamic practices in their estates.  www.henschke.com.au  Henschke List  
 
Henschke is a member of Australia’s First Family of Wines
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:: Australia :: Eden Valley

Pewsey Vale
With an altitude varying between 485 metres and 500 metres, Pewsey Vale sits 250 metres above the Barossa Valley floor. The cooler temperatures found at this height encourage a longer ripening period which extends well into autumn. This longer ripening period is essential for producing superior quality grapes with exceptional flavour and character-hallmarks of Pewsey Vale wines.  www.pewseyvale.com   Pewsey Vale & SnS List
 
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:: Australia :: Adelaide Hills

Shaw + Smith Wines
Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realize a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, a single vineyard Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and more recently small batches of Riesling and Pinot Noir.  www.shawandsmith.com    Pewsey Vale & SnS List
 
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:: Australia :: Margaret River

 
Vasse Felix
The internationally acclaimed wines of Vasse Felix come from the very first commercial vineyard in the Margaret River area of Western Australia planted in 1967. Nominated as one of Gourmet Traveller 2010 Winemaker of the Year, Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock creates a portfolio of Vasse Felix wines that represents a definitive expression of variety and sense of place. Vasse Felix continues to be one of the most highly reviewed and visited wineries in Australia, treating wine and food lovers from around the globe with an exquisite restaurant, a welcoming cellar door and art gallery and an unforgettable Margaret River experience.  www.vassefelix.com.au    Vasse Felix List
 
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 :: Australia :: Tasmania

Jansz
Just three words describe the thinking behind Jansz Tasmania. Time.. Patience.. Discipline. The vineyards lie in the Tamar Valley along the Northern Tasmanian route at the heart of Tasmania’s Pipers River region, an area known worldwide as “Sparkling Tasmania”. With a mantle of red basalt soils and a cool climate moderated by its close proximity to the ocean, it is ideal for the slow ripening of fruit and lingering acidity so essential to the production of premium sparkling wine. In fact, the area’s climate so resembled Champagne and Burgundy that several leading French Champagne houses considered basing new operations there.  www.jansztas.com   Jansz List  

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