Australian Wine Guide Recommendations

Australian Wine Guide 5th Edition (2011) Chardonnay Ratings


Cullen Kevin John (Margaret River), Curly Flat (Macedon Ranges), Freycinet (Tasmania)

Howard Park (Western Australia), Lakes Folly (Hunter Valley), Pierro (Margaret River)

Printhie MCC (Orange), Salitage (Pemberton), Sandalford reserve (Margaret River)

Sandalford (Pemberton), Spring Vale (Tasmania), Willow Creek (Mornington Peninsula)


Highly Recommended

10 Minutes By Tractor McCutcheon (Mornington Peninsula), Bloodwood (Orange)

Canoblas Smith (Orange), Cassegrain Fromenteau  (Tumbarumba), Cockfighters Ghost (Adelaide Hills)

Curlewis (Geelong), Giant Steps Sexton (Yarra Valley), Heemskirk (Tasmania)

Hungerford Hill (Tumbarumba), Kooyong Clonale (Mornington Peninsula)

Kooyong Faultline (Mornington Peninsula), Paringa Estate Reserve (Mornington Peninsula)

Penfolds Bin 311 (Tumbarumba), Pirie (Tasmania), Pooles Rock (Hunter Valley)

Pulpit Rock (Southern Highlands), Ross Hill Pinnacle (Orange), Salitage unwooded (Pemberton)

Sandalford Prendiville (Margaret River), Seville Estate Reserve (Yarra Valley)

Shadowfax (Victoria), Tamar Ridge (Tasmania), The Lane Beginnings (Adelaide Hills)

Wignalls unwooded (Albany), Willow Creek Cistercia (Mornington Peninsula)

Yarra Yering (Yarra Valley), Yeringberg (Yarra Valley)


Outstanding Cellar Doors - by region

The following wineries have been awarded 'Outstanding' rating for their selection of wines and are regarded as 'must visit' when you next plan a trip. Unless otherwise stated, cellar doors are open to the public - click on hyperlinks for more information.

Hunter Valley - Brokenwood, Lake's Folly, McWilliam's Mount Pleasant, Tyrrell's

Canberra Distict - Clonakilla

Riverina - De Bortoli

Sunbury - Craiglee (by appointment)

Yarra Valley - Coldstream Hills, Yeringberg (by appointment), Foxeys Hangout

Mornington Peninsula - Stonier Wines, Yabby Lake (not open)

Macedon - Bindi Wine Growers (not open), Curly Flat (by appointment)

Nagambie Lakes - Tahbilk

Grampians - Seppelts, Best's, Mt Langi Ghiran

Rutherglen - Stanton and Killeen, Campbells

Beechworth - Giaconda, Castagna, Golden Ball (all by appointment), Pennyweight, Sorrenberg, Savaterre 

Gippsland - Bass Phillip (by Appointment), Phillip Island Vineyard

Barossa Valley - Grant Burge, John Duval (not open), Penfolds, Torbreck, Seppelts

Eden Valley- Henschke, Yalumba

Adelaide Hills- Shaw and Smith, the Lane,

Clare Valley - Grosset, Kilikanoon, O'Leary Walker

McLaren Vale- Hardys

Coonawarra - Highbank, Parker Coonawarra Estate, Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Wrattonbully - Tapanappa (not open)

Swan Valley - Houghton

Pemberton- Picardy

Margaret River- Cape Mentelle, Cullen, Leeuwin Estate, Pierro

Tasmania- Domaine A, Freycinet, Pirie Estate, Spring Vale


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