Doug Balnaves is a true man of the land, born and bred in Penola, the small town that marks the epicenter for the rural Coonwarra wine region. Originally a land famous for its sheep farming, Coonawarra is now internationally recognized as a place for world class Cabernet Sauvignon vines grown on its unique Terrarosa soils…. Read more »

Brash Higgins

The journey to Brash Higgins is an interesting one, and if not for all the twists and turns we doubt we’d have such compelling wines to offer today. Brad Hickey is the winemaker and journeyman behind the label, with the help of his partner in life, vigneron Nicole Thorpe. Brad is a Chicago native that… Read more »

By Farr

Run by father and son Gary and Nick Farr, By Farr is at the top echelon of Australian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, driving powerful, mineral-focused, single-site wines from near Geelong in Victoria. They have worked with some of the best estates internationally; the Farr’s have a long history with Burgundy’s Domaine Dujac in particular, Gary… Read more »

Holm Oak Vineyards

Tasmania is yet to be broken down into sub-regions, though there are two distinct areas suitable for quality wine growing. The first region is the gentle slopes of the Tamar Valley in the north, where the land slopes into the Tamar river which runs north-south from the North Coast (Bass Straight). This area with a wetter… Read more »


The Kalleske family have been part of the Barossa Valley landscape, farming mixed agriculture in the northern town of Greenock since 1853. Grape growing has always been a key part of the equation, though it wasn’t until 2002 that 7th generation brothers Troy and Tony turned out the first wine under the family name. They… Read more »

Mac Forbes

There always seems to always be a lot going on in the small operation that Mac Forbes set out on in 2004. It’s not because he’s making a lot of noise, but because it is truly thoughtful, dedicated and pioneering work that is helping shape the direction of Yarra Valley viticulture and there is a… Read more »

McPherson Wine Company

“Since its inception in 1968, McPherson Wines has been on an uncompromising quest for quality and a commitment to the very finest in wine-making techniques… My father, Jock McPherson, worked in wineries in the early days of the industry in New South Wales.  From him I learned the joys of winemaking, along with an honours… Read more »

Ocean Eight

Mornington Peninsula is an exciting, young and emerging region on the doorstep of Australia’s second largest city Melbourne. It is the farthest south wine region on the Australian mainland and is surrounded by water on all three sides. The Aylward family has been dedicated to quality wine growing of Burgundian varieties here since 1997, establishing… Read more »


It was only a matter of time until Liz Silkman (nee Jackson) and her husband Shaun started making their own wines in the Hunter Valley. The young couple have unmatched experience in the Hunter Valley region, both are born and bred locals, having made wine and managed wineries in the area for over 10 years. Shaun manages… Read more »