The Best of the Best 2018 Winners

It’s hard to believe it’s that time again when we announce our annual Best of Awards and we’re very excited to bring you this year’s winners. As you can imagine, there are hundreds of brilliant wines, beers and spirits every year, so for the winners to rise above, it really is a big achievement. The judging process is time consuming, rigorous and detailed but one we’re ultimately extremely proud of because of the calibre of winners and finalists.

These are our winners!

  • Devils Corner Riesling 750mL

    Devils Corner Riesling 750mL

    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,...

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  • Robert Bowen Chardonnay 750mL

    Robert Bowen Chardonnay 750mL

    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...

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  • Chemins de Gascogne Cotes de Gascogne 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Chemins de Gascogne Cotes de Gascogne 750mL

    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...

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    $12.99
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  • Bonpas Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Bonpas Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 750mL

    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...

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    $16.99
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  • St Hallett Lore of the Land Shiraz 750mL

    St Hallett Lore of the Land Shiraz 750mL

    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...

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    $24.29
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  • Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 750mL

    Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir 750mL

    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,...

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    $40.49
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  • Charles de Cazanove Tradition Brut Vintage 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Charles de Cazanove Tradition Brut Vintage 750mL

    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...

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    $54.99
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  • Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 750mL Cellar Press Special

    Bird In Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 750mL

    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...

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    $19.99
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  • Chateau Cavalier Grand Cavalier Rose 750mL

    Chateau Cavalier Grand Cavalier Rose 750mL

    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...

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    $35.99
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  • Mountain Goat Summer Ale Can 375mL

    Mountain Goat Summer Ale Can 375mL

    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...

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  • Tuatara Tomahawk APA Bottle 330mL

    Tuatara Tomahawk APA Bottle 330mL

    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...

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  • Kirin Megumi Bottle 330mL

    Kirin Megumi Bottle 330mL

    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,...

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  • Pirate Life Throwback IPA 3.5% Can 355mL

    Pirate Life Throwback IPA 3.5% Can 355mL

    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...

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  • Loch Lomond 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700mL Cellar Press Special

    Loch Lomond 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700mL

    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...

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    $69.99
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  • Yamazaki Distillers Reserve Whisky 700mL Cellar Press Special

    Yamazaki Distillers Reserve Whisky 700mL

    Crafted using malt matured in sherry casks which gives the whisky a rich spiced nose of sherry soaked plums and raisins. On the palate you’ll find coffee and chocolate with a hint of smoke. A fantastic...

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  • Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 700mL Cellar Press Special

    Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 700mL

    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...

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  • St George Terroir Gin 750mL Cellar Press Special

    St George Terroir Gin 750mL

    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...

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    $64.99
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  • Archie Rose Original Vodka 700mL

    Archie Rose Original Vodka 700mL

    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...

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  • Mr Finch Apple Cider Bottle 330mL

    Mr Finch Apple Cider Bottle 330mL

    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...

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