Wine Submission FAQ

When should I send samples?

You should send it in advance of wines being released if possible.


Please note that we have changed locations for our delivery of samples! Wine samples can be sent to:

Porter’s Liquor

Attn: The Gold Book

119 Harris St

Pyrmont, NSW, 2009

(Note: Please do not ship styrofoam containers)


How many samples do I ship?

One bottle of each vintage.


Is there a fee for submitting samples?

Submitting your wine to Rob Geddes is free.


What do I have to include with my wine submission shipment?

  1. Winemaker:
  2. Cellar Door Hours:
  3. RRP’s:
  4. Do you also serve food or have accommodation at your winery?
  5. What vintages you will be sending (or if a vintage was not made, so we can keep our records up to date)

For each wine please include a label only image in jpeg or tiff format. You are welcome to include NV labels if this is easier.

This can be on paper or sent via the application form


How many bottles are required of each wine tasted?

Only one bottle of screw cap wine is required. Please send 2 if cork finished if possible.


Can I contact you to find out if you received my wine or when the review will appear?

Yes, we will be happy to answer. Contact


Will I be notified if my wine is reviewed?

All wines are tasted and reviewed according to work load and travel, best give us a month.

Reviews appear in Thirst of the Month, Australian Wine Vintages and Australian Wine Vintages app.

Features on wineries and regions appear in ABC Radio National Night Life, Wine In China Magazine, as well as our WeChat, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.


Is there any fee associated with your reviews?

There are no fees associated with the reviews.


Can I purchase your reviews?

Please contact for individual reviews,or consider our trade package (Thirst for Trade).


Can I submit older vintages of my wines?

Yes, by submitting more than one vintage it is easier to create an entry suitable for the book.


Is there a limit on how many wines I can submit?

No limit. You can send as many wines as you want. For wines bottled more than once per vintage.


If I choose not to submit my wine, will you purchase it and review it anyway?

We do purchase wine for reviewing. However, we also try many wines at different events and tastings. These may get referenced in the app.


How do I find out if my wine has been reviewed and the score it received?

Please contact for confirmation or individual reviews, or consider our trade package (Thirst for Trade).


Where will the reviews of my wines appear?

It will be in our database. It will also be in the app. The best wines reviewed will be included in the Gold Book.




May I contact Rob Geddes to find out if my wines have been delivered or reviewed?

Please contact