These accolades are in no small part due to his 100 Best Australian Wines Report, which is now in its thirteenth edition. The report represents the finest 100 Australian wines available on shelves in the UK for the coming year and is the result of extensive tastings held in the UK and Australia over the previous 12 months.

When we opened Matthew’s 2016/2017 list, we were delighted to discover not one but six Yalumba wines.

First cab off the rank was our Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2015, which Matthew calls a leader in its category and in its price point.

He referred to the Yalumba Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 as one of the most important Cabernets in the Coonawarra and South Australia. Apparently he couldn’t put his glass down, wanting not to waste the second half of his taste.

In The Great Australian Red category, Matthew gave Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz 2012 19+/20 describing it as one of “the most stunning and complete red wines on earth.”

Yalumba The Steeple Vineyard Shiraz 2011 blew Matthew’s mind with its “detailed scent, magnificent, sensual body and haunting finish” and he referred to the single single vineyard this wine hails from as “clearly a Grand Cru site.”

He suggests Yalumba FSW8B Botrytis Viognier 2015 is “as close to a magic potion as wine gets.”

Rounding out our appearances was Yalumba Museum Reserve Muscat in the Fortified section.

This is the thirteenth consecutive year Yalumba has appeared in Matthew Jukes’ report. We are one of only seven wineries which have appeared in every 100 Best List since its inception. And in terms of total numbers of wines featured over the last 13 years, Yalumba is number one.

Thanks Matthew.