Which are Australia’s oldest wineries? The Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Directory has a useful list of the 29 earliest established wineries.
Western Australian wines shone brightly at the 2018 Perth Royal Wine Awards.
Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Chardonnay 2015, Hunter Valley, AUD $75
Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016, Heathcote, AUD $25
Tyrrell’s Wines celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, and to mark this milestone a back-tasting was held of the last 14 vintages of Vat 47 Chardonnay.
Where to start? Best Australian wines? Best imports? Best current release wines? Best value for money wines? There are simply too many ways to tackle the question.
The Tyrrell family has bought a prized lower Hunter Valley property, the Old Hillside vineyard.
My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
Judging at a wine show is always a thrilling experience.
Tickets are available for the Sydney Royal Wine Show public tasting, on July 29, from 2-6pm.