Vintage Cellars announce Best Of Awards 2017

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 12th April 2017

Wesfarmers’ Vintage Cellars has recognised 21 different alcoholic beverages as part of its annual Best Of Awards for 2017.

The awards have been running for seven years and are judged by an expert panel.

This year’s winners are as follows:

Best Of Awards 2017 Winners

Best Of Wine and Champagne
Award Product Winner’s name
Winemaker Of the Year n/a Kym Tesuner
Best Non-Vintage Champagne Delamotte Brut NV Didier Depond
Best Sparkling Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Chardonnay Brut Cate Looney
Best Value White Tahbilk Marsanne Alister Purbrick
Best Premium White Soumah Hexham Chardonnay Scott McCarthy
Best Overall Wine/ Best Value Red Squealing Pig Syrah Spring Timlin
Best Premium Red Two Paddocks Pinot Noir Sam Neill
Best International Wente Chardonnay Karl Wente
Best Rosé Manon Rosé Pierres Viellescazes
Best of Beer
Award Winner
Best Australian Craft Beer Little Creatures Dog Days Summer Ale
Best International Craft Beer Tuatara Tomahawk
Best Premium/International Beer Estrella Damm Lager
Best New Beer Brewdog Elvis Juice
Brewer of the Year Little Creatures
Best of Spirits
Award Winner
Best New World Whisky Starward Wine Cask Single Malt Whisky
Best Old World Whisky The Balvenie 12YO Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Best Gin St George Terroir Gin
Best Vodka Vdka 6100
Best Cider Orchard Thieves Crisp Apple Cider
Best New Spirit Bruichladdich Classic Laddie
Distiller of the Year St George Spirits


The 2017 Winemaker of the Year, Kym Tesuner, who also won Best Wine 2016, said the awards have had a real-time impact of her business, Teusner Wines.

“The exposure has been amazing,” she said.

“We have been plugging away with this blend of Shiraz and Mataro for years, truly believing it should be the most recognised style coming out of the Barossa. When Vintage Cellars discovered it as 2016’s Wine of the Year, two of our vintages sold out in just four weeks,” Tesuner said.

Vintage Cellars Marketing Manager, Jon Yarnall, said the awards provide a guide to consumers.

“The Best Of Awards is a celebration of the wine, beer, spirits and cider that captivated our palates over the past year and stood out from the pack,” he said.


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