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Top Wineries of Australia 2020: Ranks 24 to 21

Poonawatta: best known for old-vine Eden Valley shiraz is the specialty, The Centenarian and 1880 shirazes both from the estate vineyard. Silkman: best known for multi-award-winning winemaker Liz Silkman. She excels at shiraz, semillon and chardonnay, especially the Reserve labels, but her Reserve Shiraz Pinot Noir (current vintage 2017) is a ground-breaker. Vinden Estate: best known for regional favourites. Shiraz and semillon are the standard-bearers, although tempranillo and chardonnay also wowed us. Mount Mary Vineyard: best known for the magnificent five-variety cabernet blend Quintet, a Yarra benchmark. The 2017 scored well but the 2017 chardonnay is at least as impressive.

Top Wineries of Australia 2020: Ranks 40 to 37

Crittenden Estate: best known for pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. Pepper Tree: best known for Coquun, the first nations name for the Hunter River, is Pepper Tree’s top shiraz and the 2018 is their highest-scoring wine. Soumah: best known for pinot noir, chardonnay and viognier from their Hexham Vineyard, the top label being Equilibrio, the 2018 chardonnay the star act. Stonier: best known for chardonnay and pinot noir, appearing each year under a varied array of single-vineyard labels.

The whole 22 yards

A mixed case of Brokenwood’s famous Cricket Pitch blend landed on my doorstep, including a number of releases from the early 2000s, with the current 2017 release the youngest wine.