The 52 Best Wineries In Australia For 2022 Have Been Named & Ranked
— Updated on 7 June 2022

The 52 Best Wineries In Australia For 2022 Have Been Named & Ranked

— Updated on 7 June 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

There are approximately 2,156 wineries across 65 wine-growing regions in Australia, so it’s perfectly understandable if even the most enthusiastic of wine drinkers isn’t across all of them. You’re, of course, aware of the titans like Penfolds, Seppeltsfield, Torbeck, Tyrrell’s, De Bortoli and Henschke, but it never hurts to get a list come through that effectively broadens your scope of the Australian wine industry. That’s what happened last week; a list, curated by The Real Review and published in Good Weekend has released, listing and ranking the best wineries in Australia for 2022. And while most of it seems fairly commercial at the top, it should go far in helping you land on some Aussie wineries you’ve been neglecting lately.

Now in its fifth year, the comprehensive ranking orders the top 52 Australian wineries, primarily highlighting the recent vintages and particularly the yield that followed the impactful 2019-20 bushfires. Of course, lists don’t mean anything if they aren’t based on a solid foundation, but this has, for the past few years, been regarded as one of the most reliable with a panel that tastes more than 10,000 wines released over the span of a year.

Scores are aggregated out of 100 for the top wines released by each winery, dictating the ranking which for 2022 has been topped by Wine By Farr from Bannockburn in the Geelong winegrowing region. As per the write-ups that accompany each listing, the 2019 vintage was particularly good for Farr, described as among the winery’s “best ever” – clearly fine enough to win out over runner-up Penfolds.

Last year’s no. 1 winery, Yarra Yering, slips down to no. 4 on the list. Although that still speaks well for Victoria as Australia’s best winemaking state. Aside from Tasmania with Tolpuddle Vineyard (no. 3), South Australia and Victoria are the two states with the most representation in the top 10. South Australia has four wineries making the cut – Penfolds, Wendouree, Seppeltsfield and Wynns Connawarra Estate – while Victoria has five – Wine By Farr, Yarra Yering, Morris of Rutherglen, Bass Phillip and Bindi Wines.

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If nothing else, this best wineries in Australa list gives you a bit of a hitlist if you’re on the lookout for more recent vintages and are deciding on some new releases worth investing in. As always, The Real Review celebrates the authoritative (albeit slightly commercial) list by hosting a number of events across Melbourne and Australia ranging masterclasses and dinners designed to showcase the majority of the best Australian wineries that have been the list. Sydney will be getting three ticketed events in July, while Melbourne will get three ticketed events in August.

If you want tickets to those, hit the link after the list below and grab them from The Real Review.

The 52 Best Wineries In Australia [2022]

  1. Wine By Farr, Geelong VIC
  2. Penfolds, Barossa Valley SA
  3. Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley TAS
  4. Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley VIC
  5. Wendouree, Clare Valley SA
  6. Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley SA
  7. Morris of Rutherglen, Rutherglen VIC
  8. Wynns Connawarra Estate, Connawarra SA
  9. Bass Phillip, Gippsland VIC
  10. Bindi Wines, Macedon Ranges VIC
  11. Mount Mary Vineyard, Yarra Valley VIC
  12. Torbreck, Barossa Valley SA
  13. De Bortoli, Riverina NSW + Yarra Valley, VIC
  14. Rieslingfreak, Clare Valley SA
  15. Henschke, Eden Valley SA
  16. Pooley Wines, Coal Valley TAS
  17. Tyrrell’s Wines, Hunter Valley NSW
  18. Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
  19. Stella Bella Wines, Magaret River WA
  20. Clonakilla, Canberra District NSW
  21. Giaconda, Beechworth VIC
  22. Chatto Wines, Huon Valley TAS
  23. Gralyn Estate, Margaret River WA
  24. Hardys, McLaren Vale SA
  25. Dominique Portet, Yarra Valley VIC
  26. Patrick Sullivan Wines, Gippsland VIC
  27. Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills SA
  28. Hentley Farm, Barossa Valley SA
  29. Yalumba, Barossa Valley SA
  30. Vasse Felix, Margaret River WA
  31. Giant Steps, Yarra Valley VIC
  32. Xanadu Wines, Margaret River WA
  33. Keith Tulloch Wine, Hunter Valley NSW
  34. Brokenwood Wines, Hunter Valley NSW
  35. Mount Pleasant, Hunter Valley NSW
  36. Levantine Hill, Yarra Valley VIC
  37. Derwent Estate, Derwent Valley TAS
  38. Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee NSW
  39. Pressing Matters, Coal River Valley TAS
  40. Thistledown Wines, McLaren Vale SA
  41. Voyager Estate, Margaret River WA
  42. Pepper Tree Wines, Hunter Valley NSW
  43. Cooks Lot, Orange NSW
  44. Thomas Wines, Hunter Valley NSW
  45. Polperro, Mornington Peninsula VIC
  46. Paringa Estate, Mornington Peninsula VIC
  47. Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley SA
  48. Poonawatta, Eden Valley SA
  49. Yangarra Estate Vineyard, McLaren Vale SA
  50. Deep Woods Estate, Margaret River WA
  51. Stanton & Killeen, Rutherglen VIC
  52. Bannockburn Vineyards, Geelong VIC

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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