The Berton Vineyards story began 25 years ago from humble beginnings. We are still young enough to be awed by tradition but we also challenge ourselves by testing the boundaries of winemaking. We pride ourselves on being a contemporary winery with an emphasis on all that is casual, friendly and approachable in wine. Our philosophy is to make affordable, easy drinking wines of quality achieved through pairing modern technology with traditional techniques. Testament to our philosophy are our award winning wines such as our Metal Label Black Shiraz, Limited Reserve and Winemakers Reserve ranges.
A benchmark Australian winery founded in 1970 by Sydney trio Tony Albert, John Beeston and Australia’s leading wine critic, James Halliday, Brokenwood evolved from a weekend venture for these self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia’s most reputable wine labels. With the appointment of winemaker, Iain Riggs, in 1982, the company extended its range to include the jewel of the Hunter Valley, Semillon and is known for producing one of the nation’s most iconic single vineyard wines, The Graveyard Shiraz.
Since establishment in 1858 in Victoria’s famed Rutherglen region, winemaking duties at Chambers Rosewood have been handed down from father to son through six generations. Recognized the world over for their complexity, intensity and balance, these Muscats and Muscadelles are a national relic; wines expertly crafted from unctuous material that has matured in the family cellars for more than a century.
Put simply, biodynamic viticulture is a philosophy combining the maintenance of sustainable soil fertility and the recognition of the link between plant growth and the rhythms of the cosmos. It is the aim of Cullen Wines to minimize the impact of our activities on the global environment. To compensate for our emissions created from vehicles, tractors, forklifts, LPG use and air travel, Cullen Wines engages the Carbon Neutral Men of Trees program to measure, reduce and offset our climate change impacts. The Cullen winemaking approach is about connecting and working with nature to make the best quality wines we can. In line with Cullen Wines’ continued dedication to sustainability, they are constantly looking for ways to lessen their impact on the environment. Recycling wherever possible throughout the winery and restaurant is another area where significant impact has been made.
All d’Arenberg estate owned and leased vineyards are NASAA Certified for organic and biodynamic processes.This natural and environmentally friendly philosophy encourages strong root systems that penetrate the soil, resulting in lively tannin structures, soil characters and fine minerality. These practices also ensure that yields are kept low with concentrated flavours and excellent natural acidity. d’Arenberg is one of the only wineries in Australia to basket press both white wines as well as reds, making for a labour intensive process, but the quality of the results makes this worthwhile as the action is controlled and extremely gentle.
Devil’s Corner, on Tasmania’s East Coast, is one of the wildest and relentless environments on Earth. The name comes from intrepid sailors who, while navigating Tasmania’s Tamar River, discovered a treacherous bend and named it Devil’s Corner. Beyond the tumultuous reach, they found an amazing sanctuary where still waters rewarded their impressive navigational efforts. Today it is home to some of the most stunning vineyards in Tasmania. Devil’s Corner holds a special kind of adventurous spirit that doesn’t fight against the extreme elements. Instead, they’ve learned when to lean into them, and when to wait, in order to make the highest quality, approachable cool climate wines.
Frisk’s eclectic team of winemakers located high in the Alpine Valleys of Australia believe wine is for enjoying. Period. Full stop. They don’t try to baffle you with terms you’ve never heard of or flavors that have no business in a bottle of wine. They make delicious wine with a unique prickle to it. If it tastes a bit like nectarines, they’ll tell you “this tastes a bit like nectarines.” If it tastes a little like limes or minerals? That’s what they’ll say. Frisk wines are grown in decidedly different climes. Places a little cooler, steeper, and more obscure than the places one would expect winemakers go, because of Frisk’s brilliantly conceived master plan consists of being where the grapes grow gest and making wines that reflect that.
Greg Norman, known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom as his dominance on the golf course, is arguably the most successful athlete-turned-businessman. His unyielding approach to both golf and life earned him the nickname, The Great White Shark. Created from a family passion and strengthened by determination, Greg Norman Estates, founded in 1996, is a collection of fine wines sourced from stunning wine regions in California, New Zealand, and Greg’s homeland of Australia. The selected growing regions are appreciated for the incredible wines they produce and the personal influence they have had on the Norman family over Greg’s many years professionally touring the world. A strong believer in the role of wine as part of an active, easygoing lifestyle, Greg’s aim is to produce approachable yet bold wines to be enjoyed by family, fans and wine enthusiasts alike.
Innocent Bystander is a privately owned, estate based wine grower and winemaker in the Yarra Valley, one hour east of Melbourne. First released in 2003, Innocent Bystander is forever expanding its horizons to craft wines reflecting the purest interpretation of style available. This means, where necessary, exploring different regions to find the highest quality fruit available for each wine they produce. That is why they choose the Yarra Valley for Pinot Gris; go to the Swan Hill for Moscato; and across the Tasman to Marlborough for Sauvignon Blanc. Innocent Bystander's close-knit team has a long standing track record delivering a range of wines with a personality all their own: distinctly regional and varietally expressive. The strikingly branded wines, focused on Innocent Bystander's main character alone, have established a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores around the world.
John Duval is one of Australia’s most highly regarded winemakers. Raised on a South Australian farm with three generations of grape growers before him, his vinous path was fated. However, it was during his 28-year tenure with Penfolds that his passion for the famed Barossa Valley flourished. As Chief Winemaker and custodian of Australia’s most famous wine, Grange, he was instrumental in establishing Penfolds as one of the world’s great wineries. His accolades include being named UK Wine and Spirit Competition’s International Winemaker of the Year, Red Winemaker of the Year (twice) and receiving Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year award. In 2002, John embarked on his own label, John Duval Wines, inspired by the best of the Barossa Valley’s low-yielding, old vine vineyards. With a deft touch he crafts intense wines that are as complex and distinctive as the diverse terroir of his treasured Barossa Valley.
Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in Cornwall. On purchasing the property in the 1990s, Kevin Mitchell inherited 30 year old Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Riesling vineyards, many of which were planted by his father, Mort, in the 1960s.
Leogate Estate is a sustainable estate nestled at the foot of the Brokenback Mountain Range in Australia's oldest wine-producing region, The Hunter Valley. The Widins and Senior Winemaker, Mark Woods, have presided over international accolades including the International wine Challenge Trophy for Best New Wine, wines poured on Qantas First and Business class flights over the past five years, and various medals have been awarded on the national wine show circuit for their prestigious wines. James Halliday's 2021 Australian Wine Companion awarded Leogate Estate Wines a red 5-star rating for the 10th consecutive year. This ultra-modern facility has been built as a showpiece in the middle of the Brokenback Vineyard and offers luxurious facilities which include a Cellar Door, The Gates Restaurant, Wedding Venue, and The Gatehouse Accommodation.
Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturalists – a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years. Internationally recognized as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, McLaren Vale is renowned for the production of super premium quality wines. Today, Paxton produces a range of estate grown wines under the family label. David Paxton continues to strive to minimize inputs and manages the Paxton vineyards biodynamically – a system of farming without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through the use of natural compost preparation. In 2011 Paxton became a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine producer.
Penley Estate is located in the heart of one of Australia’s greatest Cabernet wine regions: Coonawarra. Established in 1988 by the direct descendants of the pioneering Penfold and Tolley winemaking families, Coonawarra’s famed Terra Rossa soils were selected for their ability to produce terroir-driven wines of true regional character. The Estate is now widely regarded as one of the region’s leading producers.
Serafino Wines, originally Maglieri Wines, was founded by Steve (Serafino) Maglieri and his father, Giovanni, in 1964. Today, the estate is run by Steve and his daughters, Maria and Diana. Steve’s work ethic, passion and talent led to him winning numerous accolades including being named ‘Bushing King’ (top Red Winemaker) in 1979. In homage to the wines of his homeland and recognizing the consumer viability, ‘Maglieri’s Australian Lambrusco’ became one of Australia’s most popular wines by the 1990’s. The McLaren Vale estate is over 350 acres of vines and beautiful winery, tasting room and event grounds.
Australians are an unpretentious mob and shooing flies is about as complicated as it gets when dealing with life’s distractions. ‘Work hard but take time to savor each day’ is the national ethos - an honest approach to life that is reflected in our wines. Our wines are crafted from hand-selected vineyard sites that are rich in character and demonstrate true varietal pedigree. These are wines that show Australia at its best. Shoofly was founded in 2005 and the winemaking team is led by one of Australia’s best – Ben Riggs. As a native of McLaren Vale, he has been crafting some of the region’s finest for more than two decades.
Owners and Vignerons, Owen and Cassandra Inglis founded Sidewood in 2004 borne of their uncompromising vision and passion for creating beautifully balanced, elegant, award-winning wines. Despite Sidewood being a relatively new brand in the wine industry, it has achieved Five Red Star Accreditation from James Halliday and in 2016 became the largest eco-sustainable winery in the Adelaide Hills. Situated a short drive east from Adelaide in the Onkaparinga Valley, the winery and vineyards are nestled in the cool- climate region of the Adelaide Hills, a heartland of Australian premium wine. The vineyard portfolio includes locations in Echunga and Nairne, with the original 300-acre Oakbank vineyard also being home to Sidewood’s 40 thoroughbred racehorses that fall under the name, Stable Hill Thoroughbreds.