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Winemaker of the Year 2021

MEET THE WINNERS
Sarah Crowe
Winemaker of the year
Will Gilbert
Young Winemaker of the year
Lee Haselgrove
Viticulturist of the year
Patrick Iland
Len Evans Award for leadership

Pacha Mama's Origin Story

BY BRENDAN BLACK

The Fine Art of Moorilla

BY DOM SWEENEY

Lebanese Wines Back on Track

BY marcus best

Yeringberg:
Not Standing Still

BY Christina Kaigg

On Minerality: Metaphor, Myth or Matter of Fact?

BY Daniel Honan

Sacred Sites: The World's Oldest Mourvèdre Vineyard

BY toni paterson mw

Houghton: A Legacy in Hand

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION
TRAVEL

A Weekend in the Swan Valley

BY Julian Tompkin

Explore the Adelaide Hills

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION
FOOD

Magic from Miguel

SEASONAL recipes FROM MIGUEL MAESTRE and wine matches FROM PETER BOURNE

What to Drink With Wild Meat

BY PETER BOURNE

Q&A With Katrina Pizzini of A tavola! Cooking School

BY MILLIE HOSIE
TASTINGS

Hello, Verdelho

STYLE GUIDE
BY DOM SWEENEY & CSILLA SWAIN

Chardonnay The Conquerer

Panel Tasting: tasmanian chardonnay
BY Nick Bulleid MW

Best Buy Wines

Top 60 New Release Wines

REGULARS

Back to Life

We’re all familiar with organic and biodynamic farming but what about the ‘regenerative’ practices being employed by the team behind Frankly, This Wine Was Made by Bob?

Second Fiddle

The kid brother of nebbiolo, barbera is attracting interest from drinkers and makers alike – especially in the Adelaide Hills.

A Cask of Thousands

Australia, the plucky country – at least when it comes to experimenting with wine styles and finding beautiful ways to present them.

Barolo 2017

Is it hoping for too much to expect a lot from this vintage after two superb seasons?

That’s the Spirit

Scotland’s oldest working distillery, The Glenturret, enters a new era with heritage French crystal brand Lalique.

Summer Loving

Nothing says ‘Pacific’ like sun, sand and surf, and that’s exactly what the Antipodean pacific ales conjure up.

Purple Patch

The past year or so has been a roller-coaster ride for pinot noir producers, so it’s fantastic to see these winemakers from Australia and New Zealand hitting their strides.

Sparkling Success

Waters run deep in Hakushu – as does the history of the Kitahara family, the brewers behind the Shichiken brand and a new style of sake.

Imports: Top Picks from Langhe

While it encompasses the Barolo and Barbasco DOCGs, there’s more to Langhe than nebbiolo. Here Angus Hughson recommends top examples made from other grapes.

A Run For His Money

From merchant banker to Master of Wine, Robin Tedder is making merry with his 2020 pinot, produced in Central Otago’s unforgiving Gibbston Valley.

Travel Log

From the Adelaide Hills' newest luxury accommodation to tailored wine tours in the Canberra District – pop these experiences on your must-visit list for wine country.

Man Of Few Words

Grant me the courage to improve my vocabulary.

Jarrett Michael Buffington of Café Sydney

Originally from Texas, US, Jarrett Michael Buffington’s journey into wine started with his first hospitality role.

Off The Press

Catch up on all the latest news in the wine world, including new releases from Colmar Estate, Wilimee Wines, Yarran and Champagne Carbon.

Wine Dilemmas

Q&A | JANE SKILTON

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Objects

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ELLEN ERICKSON

What’s On

BY AMY NORTHCOTT

Meet the Maker – Steve Faulkner of Oakridge

Steve Faulkner has worked across many vineyards in Australia and has truly found his calling among the grapes. He’s a passionate advocate for our Australian viticulture industry and one of the many faces behind the Viticulture Australia initiative.

The $500 Rutherglen Shiraz

Mount Ophir Estate’s 2019 Shiraz sits ambitiously in the price range of some of Australia’s greatest red wines. Is this first release red from Rutherglen worth the hype?

A Taste of the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival

The much-loved Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival is back in 2022, but if you're looking for a sneak peek you can get your hands on the festival tasting packs available now.

Spotlight On Lindsey Fern

Judy Sarris spoke to Lindsey Fern of the The Inn at little Washington in Virginia, the only female wine director of a three-star Michelin restaurant in the US.

Test Your Knowledge

Think you know your wine? Take our GT WINE Quiz to see how you shape up!