The Top 100 Wineries, featured in this edition, was one of the hardest tasks I’ve faced in my 20+ years of wi
There are so many great Australian wineries, and no matter how many times I re-configured the list, excellent producers always missed out. In quality terms, it’s tight at the top of Australian wine. The deciding factor was consistency; all the wineries listed are a case of ‘buy the range’ and not just the individual wines. For all the angst in the creation of this list, there’s also a joy to the release of it. The (often fanatical) hard work of these producers is worth celebrating.
More than anything though, I really hope that you find this list useful.
There’s plenty more of note in this edition — most particularly Cassandra Charlick’s important story on how to navigate your way around all the ‘sustainable’ words so prevalent on wine labels now. I also urge you to read the profile on winemaker Sierra Reed, and not because I was lucky enough to write it. Sierra is one of the most interesting winemakers in the land right now, from a wine-in-the-glass perspective, but wow does she have a personal story to go with it.
Lastly, this edition marks a change for this magazine from bi-monthly to quarterly. We’ll come out less often but, even so, we’re confident that we can deliver more winemaker profiles, travel pieces and wine reviews than we ever have.