Introducing The Real Review Certificate of Excellence
We review around 10,000 wines each year, and are delighted to see so many wineries producing wines of outstanding quality.We are bringing the focus back to where it should be: quality and consistency.
However, in a marketplace obsessed with price, it can be difficult for these wineries to be recognised, and continue to be recognised, for quality and consistency.
We want to change that by introducing The Real Review Certificate of Excellence, Top Wineries of Australia and Top Wineries of New Zealand, new initiatives that aim to identify, promote and reward wine excellence.
The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine. The Top Wineries list is a national benchmark that shows where your favourite winery is ahead of its peers. We are bringing the focus back to where it should be: quality and consistency.
The Real Review Certificate of Excellence is an annual award that helps build and reinforce a winery’s reputation. Certificate of Excellence recipients are determined by a proprietary algorithm, which takes into account the rating and recency of reviews by The Real Review team over the assessment period. To qualify, a winery must have a minimum number of commercially available wines reviewed and maintain a minimum rating average.
Awarded wineries receive a beautifully debossed Certificate, suitable for framing, and a high quality, double-sided window sticker for cellar doors, so keep your eyes out for them the next time you visit!
The Real Review Wine Team
Toni Paterson MW, Wine Writer