Announcing the launch of the 36th Edition of Australian Wine Vintages

The 36th Edition of Australian Wine Vintages is now available and the 2019 Top 100 has been released. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about our awards and award winners.

Australian Wine Vintages (aka The Gold Book) is Australia’s longest running wine guide, first published in November 1979. Now, almost 40 years on, my tasting panel and I continue the tradition, tasting many thousands of Australian wines each year to establish an industry benchmark, with only the top 10% published in the book.

The awards are:

This award recognises our Top 100 wines tasted each year. To showcase the impressive depth and breadth of quality across the Australian wine industry each winery may appear only once in the Top 100 of each year. A placing in the Top 100 represents a wine is an outstanding synthesis of vintage, variety, region and style. Click here to see the 2019 Top 100.

The Gold Stars Award recognises those vignerons and winemakers with the ability to achieve consistently high standards, resulting in a wine that is truly among the world’s best. These wines consistently possesses great balance, complexity and length placing them among the world elite of wines.

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