DISCOVER OUR 2018 AWARD WINNERS...

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    St Hallett Lore of the Land Shiraz 750mL Winner Best Overall Wine!

    St Hallett Lore of the Land Shiraz 750mL

    $1999 across any 6
    or $22.21 each
    Winner Best Overall Wine!
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    Welcoming our 2018 winning wine, the team at St Hallett, headed up by Stuart Blackwell and Toby Barlow have done a fantastic job with this shiraz. Managing to raise the bar once again, we can't praise the wine highly enough! Our panel were simply blown away by the balance, depth and stunning vibrancy of this shiraz. Lush red fruit, spice and great texture lead to a mouth-wateringly moreish finish. Right away we knew this was a winner, an absolute standout! The Hampel and Fromm families of growers have been in the Barossa for five generations and know how to get the most from their vineyards. St Hallett then chooses the best from each for the Lore of the Land. The team at St Hallett never fail to impress, with the wine not only taking out top spot in our Best Value Red Wine category but also cleaning up Best Overall Wine. In a fiercely competitive final tasting, this Barossa beauty stood out as our clear winner. It’s the Lore, so why fight it?

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    Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 750mL Winner Best Premium Red Wine!

    Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 750mL

    $3799 across any 6
    or $42.21 each
    Winner Best Premium Red Wine!
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    Attention grabbing are two words that best describe Coal Pit Pinot Noir. It’s a wine with a big personality and aromatics which instantly captivate you. The palate displays excellent fruit-driven vibrancy, complemented by well integrated spicy oak for a memorable finish. This world class pinot noir wowed our judging panel no end. From the family owned Coal Pit winery in Central Otago, New Zealand comes our Best Premium Red. Meticulously crafted by winemaker Lynn Horton and viticulturist Gary Crabbe using world class fruit from their sustainably accredited vineyard. The winery only produce small volumes annually choosing to focus efforts ensuring no compromises are made to wine quality. Lynn and Gary work hard to manage the challenges of growing in the highest sub-region of Central Otago, creating a wine that shines from the fruit itself and is given just the right amount of oak. A world class pinot noir and one we’re lucky to have on our shelves.

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    Devils Corner Riesling 750mL Winner Best Value White Wine!

    Devils Corner Riesling 750mL

    $1699 across any 6
    or $18.88 each
    Winner Best Value White Wine!
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    An absolute standout and not just for its affordability! This riesling features gorgeously punchy, vibrant citrus character and trademark Tasmanian acidity giving it great backbone. Immensely drinkable, with lemons and lime character perfectly complemented by palate weight. A superb cool climate Tasmanian riesling. The untamed east coast of Tasmania is home to Devil’s Corner and attempting to tame this wild environment is chief winemaker Tom Wallace. Tom previously honed his skills completing vintages in California, Bordeaux and the Hunter Valley. He now does so at the Kayena Winery in the Tamar Valley where he oversees winemaking for Tamar Ridge, Pirie and Devil’s Corner. Given how well reviewed this riesling was, we can safely say he’s doing an excellent job producing absolutely stunning cool climate wines. Fortunately for us and thanks to Tom’s efforts, you won’t have to brave the wild to sample this award winner.

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    Robert Bowen Chardonnay 750mL Winner Best Premium White Wine

    Robert Bowen Chardonnay 750mL

    $4699 across any 6
    or $52.21 each
    Winner Best Premium White Wine
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    From one of the finest vineyards in Margaret River comes this knockout chardonnay. Having spent 10 months on lees, this wine shows extraordinary length and intensity and while it drinks very well now, it will also age beautifully. Rob claims this is one of the best chardonnays he’s ever produced and we couldn’t agree more! Robert Bowen doesn’t mind putting his own name to his chardonnay and it’s no surprise when it’s as good as this. Rob has been crafting chardonnay in Western Australia since 1981 and boy does it show! He lets the vineyards tell their own tales by harnessing what nature provides, protecting the fruit and the flavours of the grapes to produce the best wine possible from any site. Working with viticulturist and biodynamic enthusiast, Mike Saggers, the attention to detail is stunning and so is the chardonnay, with just the right balance of French oak. We can safely say the judges definitely enjoyed Rob’s chardonnay.

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    Charles de Cazanove Tradition Brut Vintage 750mL Winner Best Champagne!

    Charles de Cazanove Tradition Brut Vintage 750mL

    $5499 across any 6
    or $61.10 each
    Winner Best Champagne!
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    Taking out the highest score in its class, this vintage champagne is absolutely unmatched at this price. With the wine spending a remarkable 9 years on lees it is no surprise to find that the composition is largely chardonnay dominant allowing the wine to age so well. Our panel were instantly won over by this champagne! The quality of this 2007 vintage was unmatched thanks to the carefully selected chardonnay parcels and an incredible 9 years spent on lees. The nose is generous, with notes of almond croissant and candied fruit, with a hint of citrus zing. In combination these create a deliciously rich balanced palate. A must for your next special occasion. Adding to these credentials, it’s no surprise that this wine was crafted by the renowned Christophe Rapeneau, winner of the International Wine Challenge’s Sparkling Winemaker of the Year 2017.

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    Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 750mL Winner Best Sparkling Wine!

    Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 750mL

    $1999 across any 6
    or $22.21 each
    Winner Best Sparkling Wine!
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    Bird In Hand’s Sparkling Pinot Noir blew the panel away. Pouring an unusual pink hue for a sparkling not labelled as a rosé. Featuring beautiful crisp acidity that is perfectly balanced by its creamy texture and lengthy finish. This is one sparkler you shouldn’t let through your fingers. Nestled among the Adelaide Hills, Bird in Hand winery has the ideal location to produce stunning wine, particularly sparkling. Bird In Hand wines are developed under the watchful eye of Head Winemaker and Master of Wine Kym Milne who boasts more than 30 years’ experience in the industry. Kym also picked up this years and Vintage Cellars Winemaker of the Year for his amazing consistency and his ability to make wines we quite simply want to drink. The Adelaide Hills is famed for its sunny days and cool nights and it’s this cool climate that produces fruit with fantastic fresh character and refreshing acidity that we love.

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    Chateau Cavalier Grand Cavalier Rose 750mL Winner Best Rose Wine!

    Chateau Cavalier Grand Cavalier Rose 750mL

    $2999 across any 6
    or $33.32 each
    Winner Best Rose Wine!
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    At Vintage Cellars we love the rosés of Provence and this one excelled above all others. A great wine reflects its terroir and a truly great one can transport you there when drink it. You need only take one sip of the Grand Cavalier rosé and you’re instantly in Provence, enjoying the sun and sea. Winemaker Thomas Lancray was able to adapt to the dry and hot vintage of 2016 to produce an elegant wine filled with loads of complexity and personality. This is an immensely pleasurable wine, incredibly accessible and easy to love. Pouring a beautiful salmon pink is a good start and this rosé doesn’t stop there. Featuring a body of subtle fruitiness balanced by a hint of spice and great structure that provides great length. An incredibly enjoyable wine and a very well-deserved winner!

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    Chemins de Gascogne Cotes de Gascogne 750mL Winner Best International Wine

    Chemins de Gascogne Cotes de Gascogne 750mL

    $1299 across any 6
    or $14.43 each
    Winner Best International Wine
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    Truly the most versatile white we saw in in the entire tasting line up! This wine from the foothills of the Pyrenees holds appeal for both sauvignon and chardonnay drinkers alike. In the south-west of France life is simple and joyful. It’s also a perfect way to describe the Chemins de Gascogne. Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, the vineyards are subject to very warm summer days and very cool nights. The grapes are harvested during September in the dead of night to preserve the aromatics. The wine, a blend of chardonnay and the local colombard grape, exhibits every bit of this labour of love. Our golden child from south-west France, we were blown away by this textured and zippy white with its unique orchard fruit flavours. Simply delicious!

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    Bonpas Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 750mL Winner Best International Red!

    Bonpas Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 750mL

    $1699 across any 6
    or $18.88 each
    Winner Best International Red!
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    The panel loved this wine because of its fantastic balance and potential versatility. A great wine for mid-week pizza but also equally up to the task of roast chicken at Sunday lunch. This is Grenache driven wine at its best. We absolutely love the distinct black fruit and sweet spice combination which drives extraordinary length on the finish. An international superstar! Bonpas has delivered a Cotes du Rhone that lives up to the region’s reputation and then some. Aromas of sweet spices and ripe red fruits dominate the nose, blackcurrant and spices on the palate, with velvety tannins and some serious length. Credit has to be given to Plan de Dieu terroir with its clay soils with rounded pebbles, and good exposure to sun and wind. It’s a wonderful expression. Every mouthful of the Bonpas speaks volumes about the Cotes du Rhone, and we like what it’s saying.

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    Mountain Goat Summer Ale Can 375mL Winner Best Craft Beer!

    Mountain Goat Summer Ale Can 375mL

    $6299 each
    Winner Best Craft Beer!
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    With over 20 years of brewing expertise, it’s no surprise Mountain Goat made it onto the podium. The Summer Ale’s unique blend of Aussie & Kiwi hops wowed the judges, delivering a delightfully refreshing and aromatic brew. Mountain Goat has released their popular Summer Ale in cans. A Fresh, dry aromatic ale brewed with a blend of Aussie and Kiwi new world Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops. Prefer to buy a 6 Pack? Simply visit your local store for this and many more craft beer specials. • Carton of 24 x 375mL Cans.

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    Tuatara Tomahawk APA Bottle 330mL Winner Best International Beer

    Tuatara Tomahawk APA Bottle 330mL

    $9099 each
    Winner Best International Beer
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    Winning a second year in a row, this larger than - life American Pale Ale commanded full attention at judging. It uses big, bold American hops to create a citrus orange flavour explosion. This larger-than-life American Pale Ale uses big, bold American hops, including the aptly named Tomahawk, to create a citrus orange flavour explosion. Upfront is a palate of citrus with pine notes, malt sweetness and a balanced hop finish. This is the beer for the true craft hop-heads this year – delicious! IBU: 50 • Carton of 24 x 330mL Bottles.

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    Kirin Megumi Bottle 330mL Winner Best Imported Beer!

    Kirin Megumi Bottle 330mL

    $4699 each
    Winner Best Imported Beer!
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    It’s always been a favourite of ours and Kirin passed again with flying colours. Innovative Japanese brewing techniques result in a brew that is unique, balanced and pure. A dedication to Japanese craftsmanship, Kirin embodies the Japanese spirit of ingenuity where brewers respect time-honoured traditions. Kirin keeps all ingredients in their purest natural form, and only extract the first press of liquid from the malt, much like extra virgin olive oil. It is the only beer in the world to use the “first press” brewing method, resulting in a unique, balanced and pure taste. • Carton of 24 x 330mL Bottles.

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    Pirate Life Throwback IPA 3.5% Can 355mL Winner Best Mid Strength Beer!

    Pirate Life Throwback IPA 3.5% Can 355mL

    $8199 each
    Winner Best Mid Strength Beer!
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    We’re always on the hunt for the latest in craft beer and Pirate Life delivered above all else. We were particularly impressed by the Throwback IPA’s balance of full on flavour and sessionability all at once. Designed for intelligent and sexy humans who like to be able to throw back a few cans of a zealously hopped ale, endowed with an ample malt chassis, and still get on with their day. IBU: 35 • Carton of 24 x 355mL Cans.

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    Loch Lomond 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700mL Winner Best Old World Whisky!

    Loch Lomond 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700mL

    $6999 each
    Winner Best Old World Whisky!
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    From the producer of some of Scotland’s finest and rarest single malts comes this 12 year old beauty. We love the exquisite layered palate of peach, pear, vanilla and smoke. A real delight. The exquisite 12yo single malt has a deep fruit character of peach and pear layered with a vanilla sweetness and characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond whiskies. • World’s Best Single Malt Distillery 2017 Berlin Spirit Awards. • Gold Medal 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. • Distillery heritage amongst the oldest in Scotland dating back to 1772.

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    Yamazaki Distillers Reserve Whisky 700mL Winner Best New World Whisky!

    Yamazaki Distillers Reserve Whisky 700mL

    $10999 each
    Winner Best New World Whisky!
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    This whisky is spiratual and deep, its signature multi-layered taste is highly praised by whisky connoisseurs around the world. The Distiller's Reserve is mild with fresh fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and Mizunara (Japanese oak). This is a must for any whisky lover. Limited Stock | Available in selected stores only.

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    Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 700mL Winner Best Australian Gin!

    Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 700mL

    $6999 each
    Winner Best Australian Gin!
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    A real classic, yet something that delighted even our most hardened gin fanatic. Australian whole oranges support the spicier botanicals like cardamom to deliver exciting intensity of flavour. A truly masterful gin that would fascinate and delight even the most hardened gin fanatic. Starting with pure, triple-distilled Yarra Valley water, the Rare Dry is emboldened with European Juniper berries, South-East Asian spices and two distinct native Australian botanicals: lemon myrtle and Tasmanian pepperberries. Distilled together with whole organic oranges to add a highly aromatic character, it’s no surprise this home-grown beauty shone on the world stage, scoring double gold at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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    St George Terroir Gin 750mL Winner Best International Gin!

    St George Terroir Gin 750mL

    $6499 each
    Winner Best International Gin!
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    Already an international favourite, St George continued their success at our judging. The Terroir Gin is uniquely earthy and herbaceous, stimulating palates and senses alike. St. George Terroir Gin is one special Gin. Distilled using a wide, interesting range of botanicals including; Douglas fir, California bay laurel and roasted coriander, we’ve never tasted anything like it! St George Distillery was founded in 1982 and its one of the first American craft distillery. They’ve grown from a dedicated eau de vie distillery into a diverse operation that makes a range of craft spirits. Their Terroir gin is one of the most distinctive gins made in America. Inspired by the wild beauty of the Golden State, this is a profoundly lush and aromatic gin with a real sense of place.

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    Archie Rose Original Vodka 700mL Winner Best Vodka!

    Archie Rose Original Vodka 700mL

    $6499 each
    Winner Best Vodka!
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    We’re extremely proud to announce an Australian vodka as top of its class. Archie Rose delivers again with a beautifully crisp, clean finish that lingers well after each sip. Using twice carbon-filtered Sydney water and our preference for pure Australian wheat, our Original Vodka has a subtle natural sweetness. Ever since their inception, Archie Rose has been a champion of the local spirits industry. Their commitment to exceptional quality spirits is only matched by their passion for putting Sydney and Australia on the global spirits map. Head Distiller, Dave Withers, says their goal was to create “…A range of progressive gins, vodkas and whiskies that showcased the incredible raw materials we have access to here in Australia.” One thing’s for sure, Archie Rose is a champion that all spirits lovers can believe in.

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    Mr Finch Apple Cider Bottle 330mL Winner Best Cider!

    Mr Finch Apple Cider Bottle 330mL

    $4199 each
    Winner Best Cider!
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    The best cider we’ve seen in some time. Mr Finch is made from fresh Australian apples, not concentrate, and delivers that ‘crunchy’ apple authenticity we look for in a good cider. BRONZE MEDAL winner at Australia Cider Awards 2017 Prefer to buy a 6 Pack? Simply visit your local store for this and many more cider specials. • Carton of 24 x 330mL Bottles