100 Best Australian Wines

I started my 100 Best Australian Wines initiative back in 2004 in order to highlight the finest Australian wines sold in the UK.

In the first few years I simply handed out an A4 sheet to all-comers with 100 wine names on it.

The Report

Today, 100 Best takes the form of a 25000+ word Report which also points out other wines of interest from the wineries who make the grade.

This Report is published in booklet form and is also available to download free of charge for website Members.

The Roadshow

I launch each year’s collection of 100 Best Australian wines in May, at Australia House in London, and then from September to March I take a large selection of the wines on a global Roadshow, taking in Australia, China and, of course, the UK.

The UK Roadshow events are all extraordinary and no two are the same.  I visit all corners of the country partnering with the finest wine merchants, art galleries, museums, town halls and restaurants.

Whether the events are walkabout, free-pour style, tutored masterclasses or fine wine dinners, the wines that accompany me on the Roadshow are always of the highest quality imaginable and in 2018/19 over 2500 people tasted wines ranging from £10 – £150 across all styles of wine from all corners of the Australia.

100 Best Australian Wines Reports

The Fifteenth Edition of my 100 Best Australian Wines represents the finest one hundred Australian wines available on the shelves in the UK for the coming twelve months.

It is designed as a balanced, modern collection of all styles of wine, including sparklers, whites, reds, sweet and fortified wines.

I endeavour to cover all price points and as many regions as possible in an effort to give you a complete Australian ‘wine list’ for the next twelve months’ worth of entertaining, cellar-building and championing. This document is, in effect, my snapshot of what is going on in Australia right now at the highest echelons of winemaking skill.

It goes without saying that every wine listed here has won its place by gaining immense scores in my notes and it has been confirmed by the various UK agents that they all have sufficient stock to see us through to the New Year and hopefully beyond.

As always, these are the only criteria for inclusion. As you read through these notes you will find that there are an additional 89 wines which appear in the copy making a grand total of 189 wines, of 100 Best grade, which appear in this Report. It is my great pleasure to bring these amazing wines to your attention.

All of my Premium Reports, including 100 Best Australian Wines, are available exclusively (and free of charge) to website Members.

Absolutely fascinating. I have phoned my friend to say I am not going to make dinner because I want to taste every wine. The way your notes bring the wines to life is amazing.

Steven SpurrierDecanter & Wine Legend

The entire list is mesmerizing; your words conveying such focussed insight, with wonderful expression.

Keith TullochWinemaker

Nobody does anything like this for any other country in the world.

Dan JagoCEO, Berry Bros. & Rudd

Always a brilliant event, Matthew’s notes really make you want to drink the wines!

Christelle GuibertDecanter

I really enjoyed the 100 Aussies and I also really enjoyed your tasting notes – full of energy and precision.

Christian SeelyAXA Millésimes

It was genuinely one of the best wine evenings that I have attended.

Jon CarsonCarson Wines

A great line up of wines; you and the whole industry should be very proud.

Adrian AtkinsonWakefield Wines
Matthew Jukes Report - 100 Best Australian Wines 2018-19