Tag Archives: Hunter Valley

Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 41 to 46

Grosset: best known for riesling, under three main labels—Polish Hill, Springvale and Alea—but also stunning cabernet blend Gaia. Pfeiffer: best known for fortified wines. The Grand and Rare bottlings of muscat and topaque wowing our tastebuds. A. Rodda: best known for ultra-refined chardonnays from several regions, especially those from the Smith Vineyard. Pepper Tree: best known for a vast and impressive range covering many varieties and several regions. Seppelt: best known for two of the greatest of Great Western shirazes (St Peters Shiraz and Show Reserve Sparkling Shiraz) are simply outstanding. Moss Wood: best known for cabernet sauvignon is the clear stand-out at this legendary vineyard, while chardonnay and pinot noir can have their moments.

Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 17 to 22

Brokenwood: best known for some of the region’s finest and most ageworthy semillons and shirazes, especially reserve labels ILR semillon and Graveyard Vineyard shiraz. All Saints: best known for spellbinding old fortified wines, led by muscat and topaque/muscadelle under the Grand and Museum labels. Eisenstone: best known for shiraz and only shiraz, but what shiraz! Rieslingfreak: best known for riesling and only riesling, sourced from top growers in the Clare and Eden Valleys and issued under an astonishing array of numbered labels. Hardys: best known for iconic Thomas Hardy cabernet sauvignon and Eileen Hardy chardonnay and shiraz at the pointy end of pricing. Wolf Blass: best known for big, rich and long-living South Australian reds.

Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 11 to 16

Bass Phillip: best known for Australia’s most expensive pinot noir, some say its best, but the full range of pinot noirs and chardonnays are superb. Tyrrell’s: best known for a suite of single vineyard shirazes from the Hunter’s largest collection of centenarian vine plantings. Giaconda: best known for a statuesque, full-throttle, ultra-complex chardonnay that many rate Australia’s best.