Hall of Fame of Australian Wines 2010

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 CULLEN – 2007 Cullen, Diana Madeline, Margaret River

 

DE BORTOLI – 2005 De Bortoli, Reserve Chardonnay, Yarra Valley

 

FOX GORDON – 2008 Fox Gordon, Eight Uncles Shiraz, Barossa Valley

 

HARDY’S – 2006 Hardy’s, Eileen Hardy Chardonnay

 

JACOB’S CREEK – 2009 Jacob’s Creek, Steingarten Riesling, Barossa

 

KNAPPSTEIN – 2009 Knappstein, Ackland Vineyard Riesling, Clare Valley

 

MCWILLIAM’S – 2004 McWilliam’s, 1877 Cabernet / Shiraz

 

MITOLO – 2006 Mitolo, GAM Shiraz, McLaren Vale

 

PENFOLDS – 2006 Penfolds, St. Henri Shiraz

 

PETER LEHMANN – 2004 Peter Lehmann, Stonewell Shiraz, Barossa Valley

 

ST. HALLETT – 2006 St. Hallett, Old Block Shiraz, Barossa Valley

 

THE LANE VINEYARD – 2009 The Lane, RG Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills

 

TYRRELL’S – 2003 Tyrrell’s, Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley

 

WIRRA WIRRA – 2007 Wirra Wirra, RSW Shiraz, McLaren Vale

 

YALUMBA – 2008 The Virgilius, Eden Valley Viognier

 

These fifteen magnificent producers have had one or more wines in every 100 Best Australian Wines list since this initiative’s inception in 2004.  They are the inaugural members of my Hall of Fame.  The wines on show this evening have been chosen by the producers themselves and they will be used as the vanguard of my continued push to celebrate and educate the world about fine Australian wine.  This launch event is not a tasting as such – these wines are to be savoured, swallowed, debated and hopefully adored.  They reflect what is exciting, engaging, passionate and essential about each of these wineries and they also show why these committed companies have gained a place in the very highest echelons of the world of wine.

 

 

 

      Matthew Jukes 18th May 2010