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South Australia Dominates Top Wineries of Australia 2019 List Including No.1

The awards recognise a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine.

The Real Review has revealed its list of top Australia wineries for 2019, and South Australia has not only scored #1, but the rest of the list is packed with fantastic SA wineries.

Coming in at #1 was Penfolds, alongside two other South Aussie wineries in the top 5.

  1. Penfolds (Barossa)
  2. Morris (Rutherglen)
  3. Wynns Coonawarra Estate (Coonawarra)
  4. Tyrell’s Wines (Lower Hunter)
  5. Hardys (McLaren Vale)

The Real Review review around 10,000 wines each year, and award The Real Review Certificate of Excellence to a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine. The Top Wineries list is a national benchmark that shows where your favourite winery is ahead of its peers.

Certificate recipients are determined by a proprietary algorithm, which takes into account the rating and recency of reviews by The Real Review team over the assessment period.

South Australia once again featured heavily in their list, with dozens of our favourites making an appearance in the list.

Here’s where SA ranked:

1.Penfolds (Barossa)
3. Wynns Coonawarra Estate (Coonawarra)
5. Hardys (McLaren Vale)
7. Torbreck (Barossa Valley)
8. Henschke (Eden Valley)
15. Taylors (Clare Valley)
16. Yangarra Estate Vineyard (McLaren Vale)
17. Head Wines (Barossa Valley)
20. Chateau Tanunda (Barossa Valley)
23. Bekkers Wines (McLaren Vale)
26. Wolf Blass (Barossa Valley)
33. Hentley Farm Wines (Barossa Valley)
35. Shaw + Smith (Adelaide Hills)
36. Pewsey Vale (Eden Valley)
39. Wendouree (Clare Valley)
40. Grosset (Clare Valley)
41. Jim Barry Wines (Clare Valley)
56. John Duval Wines (Barossa Valley)
58. Saltram (Barossa Valley)
62. Yalumba (Barossa Valley)
64. Poonawatta (Eden Valley)
65. Hayes Family Wines (Barossa Valley)
70. Rhythm Stick Wines (Clare Valley)
76. Aphelion (McLaren Vale)
77. Quin Wines (Barossa Valley)
78. Mount Horrocks (Clare Valley)
81. Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard (McLaren Vale)
82. Bellwether (Coonawarra)
85. d’Arenberg (McLaren Vale)
90. Jim Brand Wines (Coonawarra)
92. St Hallett (Barossa Valley)
93. Bird in Hand (Adelaide Hills)
94. Gemtree Vineyards (McLaren Vale)
95. Thistledown Wines (McLaren Vale)
96. Tapanappa (Adelaide Hills)
99. Patrick of Coonawarra (Coonawarra)

See the full ist here (it goes up to #328)

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