Australia's most prestigious awards program for wine and beverage lists, established 1994.

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Wine Australia is pleased to support Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards, which recognises the commitment of Australian sommeliers to support local winemakers, showcase the premium quality and diversity of Australian wines and share the stories that make our wines unique.
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Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards

Tucker Seabrook established Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards in 1994 to showcase benchmarks for the hospitality industry to elevate the standard of Australian Wine Lists. The awards recognise and reward the dedicated and talented sommeliers creating lists for Australia’s restaurants, wine bars, small bars, cafes, brasseries, pubs, clubs and hotels.

The awards:

  • Give recognition for the resources, skill and investment that goes into creating and maintaining quality lists for Australia’s on-premise venues
  • Promote the growth of premium beverage representation and consumption
  • Inspire service professionals to improve their standards and knowledge
  • Raise the bar on the level of service and knowledge that Australian sommeliers provide, creating a greater food and wine experience for the consumer
  • Have been influential in raising the public’s interest in fine wine generally, and improved their appreciation of participating establishments
2016 Winner


Grant Dickson and Tuoi Do's humble Barossa Valley Vietnamese restaurant, fermentAsian is a family affair with Grant managing the restaurant and wine list while Tuoi cooks the food of her homeland. Tuoi’s parents, run the kitchen garden by day and prep the food by night. fermentAsian’s list was put together to entertain and challenge the local winemakers and to offer an alternative view of Barossa wines. Its diversity is amazing and its pricing predicated on the desire to encourage repeat business. It's a one-off that dazzled the judges!


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Our Partners

Gourmet Wine

Long term AWLOTYA official Consumer Media Partner, Gourmet Traveller WINE has continued to be Australia’s leading and most authoritative wine magazine for 20 years, and is read by over 99,000 people who enjoy celebrating both the local and international wine scenes. The magazine’s team of contributors is second to none with many participating in the judging of the Awards. This year, Gourmet Traveller WINE will again promote the Awards in the magazine as well as on all of its digital platforms.

The Drinks Association

The drinks association is the AWLOTYA’s official Trade Communications Partner. It’s Australia’s leading membership body providing services and information to the drinks industry, with a well-respected portfolio of trade publications targeting an extensive cross-section of the on-premise drinks community – in excess of 13,000 restaurants, clubs, pubs, hotels, resorts, bars and wine bars.

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