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Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 47 to 52

Stargazer: best known for superb rieslings, tensioned chardonnays and delicate, ethereal pinot noirs from the Coal River Valley. Rockford: best known for Basket Press Shiraz and sparkling Black Shiraz are institutions. S.C. Pannell: best known for an expanding and ever-amazing range of grenache and shiraz. Jim Barry Wines: best known for a vast array of labels, including uncountable rieslings all of which are superb. Bekkers Wines: best known for just four wines: grenache, syrah, a syrah grenache blend and the new Clarendon Syrah. Chatto Wines: best known for pinot noir, the obsession of Jim Chatto.

Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 35 to 40

Yangarra: best known for Rhône varietals of great distinction, especially grenache, shiraz, mourvèdre, red and white blends and preservative-free versions. D’Arenberg: best known for a mind-numbing profusion of labels with many eccentric flourishes, focused on Rhône and Mediterranean varieties. Polperro: best known for a dazzling line-up of single-vineyard pinot noirs from elevated Red Hill sites. Langmeil: best known for an extraordinary line-up of reds covering a wide range of price-points. Shaw + Smith: best known for increasingly impressive Lenswood Vineyard pinot noir and chardonnay. John Duval Wines: best known for classic Barossa full-bodied reds, playing to the regional strengths of shiraz, grenache, mataro and blends thereof.

Top Wineries of Australia 2024: 23 to 28

Pooley: best known for riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir—and these days even shiraz—sourced from the Pooley family’s own vineyards in the Coal River Valley near Hobart. Wendouree: best known for traditional full-bodied Clare reds from their own very old vineyards and made in their timeless stone winery. Ten Minutes By Tractor: best known for cool-climate, high-altitude chardonnays and pinot noirs from several estate-owned vineyards. Wynns Coonawarra Estate: best known for cabernet sauvignon and shiraz under several labels topped by flagship blends John Riddoch cabernet and Michael shiraz. Dandelion Vineyards: best known for rugged, full-bodied shiraz, grenache, mataro and blended reds, but also very smart merlot and cabernet. Hickinbotham: best known for impressive single-vineyard reds of cabernet, shiraz, grenache and blends from a mature vineyard at Clarendon.