Happenings

James Halliday names Bleasdale’s Paul Hotker Winemaker of the Year 2018

Halliday has bestowed one his highest accolades on Langhorne Creek, naming Paul Hotker of Bleasdale Vineyards, Winemaker of the Year for 2018. Senior Winemaker Paul has been storming the wine show circuit over recent years. Halliday, who famously named Langhorne Creek the “most underrated region in Australia”, has been a strong supporter of Paul’s winemaking […]


There’s no better time to buy Chilean wine according to James Suckling

“There’s never been a better time to buy Chilean wine”. That’s the lowdown about Chilean wine according to the prestigious American wine critic James Suckling. In his latest report on Chile, Suckling revealed his insights and thoughts after tasting almost 800 bottles of Chilean wine. And of course he had some positive words and scores […]


Soumah named Yarra Valley Winery of the Year

Proving that great wines definitely do get made in the vineyard – Soumah was named Yarra Valley Winery of the Year by the Melbourne International Wine Competition! Such a well-deserved accolade for this beautiful winery! From bottling their first wine in 2010 to opening the cellar door in 2012, to today — where Soumah Wines […]


Charles Heidsieck Best in Show at Decanter World Wine Awards

And Charles does it again! Exceptional results for Charles Heidsieck Champagne at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, especially for the Blanc des Millenaires 1995 which won Platinum Best Library Vintage Champagne with a whopping 96 points! The vintage is sold out at the Maison, but not here in Hong Kong just yet. Get in […]


91 Points for Stellenrust Chenin Blanc by Robert Parker

The recent release of Wine Advocate Robert Parker’s ratings included a smashing 91 points for the Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2016 by critic Neal Martin. “The 2016 Chenin Blanc offers plenty of white peach and tangerine notes on the nose, upfront and bold and there is nothing wrong with that. The palate is fresh on the […]


Soumah Sweeps Top Trophies at International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017

At the recent 2017 edition of the International Cool Climate Wine Show, Soumah’s Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 swept up three fantastic trophies, being awarded not only Best Wine in Show, but also Best White Wine in Show & Best Chardonnay 2016! Their Cabernet d’Soumah earned a stunning 96 points, being named Second Top Gold Red […]


Charles Heidsieck Rated Top Rosé Champagne by Decanter

The experts at Decanter in London rated 99 bottles of rosé Champagne in a recent panel tasting at Decanter HQ in London. The top rated? Charles Heidsieck Rosé Reserve NV with 95 points! It was the only Champagne in the tasting classed as “Outstanding”, followed by 8 rated as “Highly Recommended”. Blind tasted by Michael […]


Wall Street Journal names Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc in Global Top 10

“Sauvignon Blanc is a wine-world conundrum: highly distinctive but sometimes unremarkable; wildly popular yet not always prized; grown everywhere, but even its fans know only two types: New Zealand and Sancerre,” writes Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal. In a recent article she ventures far beyond these two staples, exploring examples from all over […]


Rave Reviews for Hewitson from Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast & Wine Spectator have released their latest reviews on Hewitson’s new vintages – and they’re clearly fans! Wine Enthusiast named 2014 Baby Bush Mourvedre ‘Editor’s Choice’ & scored the wine 91 points, with the 2013 Old Garden Mourvedre scoring 93 points. The 2016 Gun Metal Riesling scored 92 points from Wine Spectator. The […]


Brandlin Estate Cabernet – “his personal favourite”

Last year Jancis Robinson give Brandlin Estate her highest review of 12 top Napa Valley Cabernets Robert Parker gave the wine 90 points The Wine Spectator gave Brandlin 92 points last summer then James Laube listed it as one of two Cabernets over $50 USD as his Personal Favorite in the February 2016 edition Decanter […]


No. 26 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines 2015

Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2010 is ranked number 26 on Wine Spectator Top 100 2015!    


A must read : The Riesling Story

Best White Wine on Earth , by Stuart Pigott Among the pioneering group that succeeded in switching almost the entire OZ and New Zealand wine industries over to screw caps was the Mitchell family’s winery in Watervale. Modest but determined Jane and Andrew Mitchell began making Riesling in 1977, three years before Jeffrey Grosset. Since […]


Yeringberg’s story on Max Allen’s Gen Wine | The Weekend Australian Magazine

THE WINEMAKERS De Pury family, Yeringberg, Yarra Valley, Vic When Guill de Pury was growing up in the 1930s and ’40s, his playground was the old weatherboard winery built in 1884 for his grandfather, Baron Frédéric Guillaume de Pury, by David Mitchell, Dame Nellie Melba’s father. Wines made there had won gold medals in Europe, […]


Fantastic reviews from James Suckling!

Well done Dean! You did it again. Some fantastic reviews on Hewitson from James Suckling, world-renowned wine critic and former Senior Editor of Wine Spectator: 93 points – 2012 Miss Harry Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Barossa Valley  (in stock!) 94 points – 2012 Baby Bush Mouvedre, Barossa Valley 94 points – 2012 Old Garden Mouvedre, Barossa […]


2013 Soumah Chardonnay – Trophy at The Royal Sydney Show

Just wanted to share some exciting news from Soumah. They snared trophies for Best Chardonnay and Best White Wine at the recent Royal Sydney Show scoring 97/100 for the 2013 Chardonnay. It’s always nice to get the official recognition! AND Brett Butcher recently did a radio interview in relation to SOUMAH development and wine and […]


Rymill in James Halliday 2014 Overview

Please click on the links below for Rymill in James Halliday 2014 Overview Rymill in James Halliday 2014 Overview


Charles Heidsieck: Values & 2013 awards

Please click on the links below for further information on Charles Heidsieck’s 2013 awards and values Charles Heidsieck – Tom Stevenson World Encyclopedia


Hewitson Press Reviews

Recent scores and reviews for Hewitson:   2012 Baby Bush Mourvèdre: “92 points…richly earthy and spicy…” – Huon Hooke. April 2014. 2012 Baby Bush Mourvedre: “92 points… medium bodied, long flavoured…” – Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure. March 2014. 2013 LuLu Sauvignon Blanc: “93 points… aromas and flavours in spades…” – James Halliday, Australian Wine […]


Glaetzer Wines 2012 Press Reviews

Wine Advocate 90+ Points Wine Advocate, Issue# 211, February 2014, USA Tony Keys – The Key Review of Wine 93 Points A solid wine to start, but opens up as it travels. Classic Barossa richness, it’s all it should be. Published in Tony Keys, The Key Review of Wine 59, February 2014, Australia www.thekeyreport.com.au AEU […]