Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 1 to 5

Top Wineries of Australia 2024

1. Yarra Yering

Location: Yarra Valley

Best known for: Elegant, fruit-driven cabernet and shiraz varietals and blends, pinot noir and chardonnay, but especially the cabernet-based Dry Red Wine No. 1.

The top wines this year were three 2021s: Carrodus Cabernet Sauvignon (a jaw-dropping 99-pointer), Dry Red Wine No 1 and Dry Red Wine No 2; and two 2022s: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Expensive? Yes, but exceptional too!

2. Henschke

Location: Eden Valley

Best known for: Iconic Hill of Grace and Mt Edelstone single-vineyards shirazes, ageworthy rieslings and the full gamut of rich Barossa and Eden Valley red styles.

The sublime Hill of Grace 2018 topped the list for Henschke this year, followed by Julius Riesling 2023, Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2018, Tappa Pass Shiraz 2021 and Keyneton Euphonium 2020.

3. Wine by Farr

Location: Geelong

Best known for: Single-vineyard pinot noirs and chardonnays all from their own Moorabool Valley vineyards, also spicy shiraz and arguably Australia’s finest viognier.

The Shiraz 2021, and Côte Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 and Côte Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 were stand-outs this year, with the 2022 Chardonnay and 2021 Tout Près Pinot Noir also in the mix.

4. Penfolds

Location: South Australia

Best known for: Australia’s most famous wine, Grange shiraz, which heads an eye-watering array of monumental red wines—mostly shirazes—but also immaculate chardonnays Yattarna and Reserve Bin.

So many great wines to choose from! The Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 169 2021 pushed Grange 2019 for the top spot, as did the multi vintage chardonnay blend, Yattarna V. The RWT Barossa Shiraz 2021 and Yattarna 2021 also starred.

5. Oakridge

Location: Yarra Valley

Best known for: Superfine chardonnays, perfumed pinot noirs, elegant cabernet sauvignons and much more, all single-vineyard, with the 864 label topping the range.

Four 864 bottlings shone this year: 864 Winery Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, 864 Funder & Diamond Drive Block Chardonnay 2021, 864 Henk Vineyard Aqueduct Block Pinot Noir 2022 and 864 Oakridge Vineyard Close Planted Syrah 2021 were hotly pursued by the Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021.

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