Partners & Supporters

Australia’s Wine List of The Year Award Partners

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards wouldn’t be possible without our media & award partners. We thank you for your unwavering support and contribution to the industry.

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Media Partners

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 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.

Major Partners

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Celebrating 260 years in 2016, the Riedel brand is known for innovation and design. An industry leader since the introduction of grape-varietal-specific stemware in the 1980s, Riedel invests heavily in research and development to bring the very best products to market for wine and beverage enjoyment.
In a tradition of excellence, TRANSTHERM wine cellars have been hand-built in France for over 30 years using only the finest craftsmanship and materials. Trusted by wine collectors and high-end restaurants, TRANSTHERM is the “Rolls Royce” of wine cellars, perfect for long-term storage and the steady maturation of your treasured wines.
VINTEC is Australia’s leading specialist in climate-controlled wine storage cabinets.Designed to suit the modern lifestyle and recreate the perfect storage conditions for your wine, VINTEC wine cabinets can be built into your kitchen or add a stylish feature to a living room. VINTEC is recommended by the most respected wine critics.
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.

Award Partners

Alkoomi Wines is one of WA’s largest family owned and operated wine producers, and is currently run by the second and third generation; owners Sandy and Rod Hallett, with their daughters Laura, Emily and Molly. Together they passionately follow in the footsteps of Alkoomi founders Merv and Judy Lange, who pioneered the Frankland wine region with our first plantings in 1971.  Alkoomi today has 106 hectares of estate vineyard and together with winemaker Andrew Cherry are committed to our ethos of favouring quality over quantity, and to managing the property in an environmentally sustainable manner, with the aim of producing fruit which displays a sense of place and purity.
Starting as a side project in 2010, Baranows Emporium has grown to become a renowned distributor of some of the world’s finest spirits. Partnering with some of Australia’s best restaurants, bars and bartenders to showcase these spirit’s through unique and inspiring tasting events.
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Bass Phillip is a tiny wine business focussed on the highest quality, with very simple priorities in both vineyards and winery: all estate-grown without irrigation; no toxic substances; minimal intervention and strict quality control. Known around the world for its quality.
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Bollinger has been part of the history of the Champagne region for more than 180 years. Members of the family came from many different horizons, and over the decades they have patiently built up an impressive heritage, always devoted to the service of what has become one of the most emblematic Houses the Champagne region has ever known
The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity. A progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of our Isle of Islay. 22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds and peels during an achingly slow distillation. This first and only Islay Dry Gin is a rare expression of the heart and soul of our remote Scottish island home.
Established in 1989, Curly Flat Vineyard is located in the Macedon Ranges, producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Gris. Our cool climate site results in grapes with great natural acidity and wines of impressive longevity.  Owner Jeni Kolkka and the team led by Matt Harrop seek, without compromise, to distil the essence of site and season.
Delamere is a true Tasmanian Grower Producer. 100% Family owned and run, 100% grown, made and bottled at our Pipers River Estate. Join us on this journey to unlock the inherent beauty of our site, as we encapsulate the story of each season in our wine.
Inspired by a family recipe from 1903, East Imperial is a premium marque that is returning the heritage, authenticity and tradition back to a line of beverages that define an era of exploration and discovery.
Greystone’s 40-hectare organic vineyard is perched on the unique limestone hills of Waipara, North Canterbury. Winemaker and viticulturist planted the vineyard together in 2004 and in just over ten years have grown these vines to produce a catalogue of New Zealand’s most acclaimed wines.
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Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturist wife Prue are acclaimed for crafting wines with a focus on purity and terroir from environmentally sustainable vineyards, including single-vineyard icons, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone. The Henschke winemaking tradition spans six generations, from vineyards in Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills.
The first traces of the Hugel family in Alsace can be traced back to the XVth century. Some two centuries later, Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, which had been devastated by the terrible Thirty Years War.In 1639 he was made a freeman of the city and soon took charge of the very powerful Corporation of Winegrowers. In 1672 his son built a fine house in the Rue des Cordiers, and over the doorway was carved the family crest which was the origin of the company’s logo still used today.
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"Break Bread and Share" Kurrajong Kitchen brings you the age old tradition of "Break Bread and Share" with the traditional baking of flatbreads that chefs seek and consumers enjoy. Since 1993, age old traditions, baked to share.
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery. The Lord is recognised around the world for its award-winning natural ales, wine list, food and accommodation.
Faithful to the spirit of Louis Bouillot, the bubble creator himself, the company continues to pursue new discoveries through some delicious and audacious cuvées that are a tribute to Burgundy and its varietals. Empowered by more than 130 years of history and expertise, creativity and respect for the terroir are the fundamentals of the Louis Bouillot philosophy.
The Lynn Family first planted vines on their “Majella” property back in 1968. Situated on the eastern edge of the famous “Red Strip”, the vineyards became well known for the production of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz fruit. In 1991 Majella produced its first commercial bottling, the 1991 Majella Shiraz, followed by the first Majella Cabernet Sauvignon in 1994. Since then the winery has gained a reputation for wines of superb quality, typically Coonawarra, with great depth of colour and flavour and gaining numerous awards in Australia and Internationally. Majella has won over 70 trophies and 600 awards globally, going from strength to strength, adding great lustre to Coonawarra’s reputation for producing some of the world’s greatest wines.
A family owned & run winery, Moppity Vineyards are winning some of the biggest prizes in Australian wine-making. Located in the cool climate wine region of Hilltops in Southern NSW, the Moppity Vineyards style is to produce elegant, pure, expressive wines of world-class quality that encapsulate a harmonious union of power & elegance.
  Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking with a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. Penfolds collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottling of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia’s most iconic wine.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the national industry association representing the interests of over 45,000 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses across Australia. R&CA delivers tangible outcomes to small businesses within the hospitality industry by influencing the policy decisions and regulations that impact the sector’s operating environment.
Spirits platform treasure and are passionate about every brand in their portfolio and treat them as if they were their own. Their premium portfolio of products includes high-quality whiskies, liqueurs and spirits (vodkas, gins, rum, brandy).
For 160 years Tyrrell’s has been one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies, with vineyards extending from their historic Hunter Valley home to Heathcote in Victoria. Headed by fourth generation family member Bruce, and son Chris, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines
Vasse Felix is Margaret River’s founding wine estate and was established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity. Pristine isolation, twin oceans and ancient soils make Margaret River a wine paradise and ideal for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The wines are grown in Vasse Felix’s four vineyards situated throughout Margaret River.
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A leader in sustainability, innovation and quality, Villa Maria is recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. Truly exceptional wine made by passionate people encapsulates Villa Marias success story.
VOSS Water is bottled from an artesian source in Southern Norway.The exceptional purity of VOSS, and its uniquely fresh, clean taste, are due in part to the low levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) naturally occurring at the VOSS source.VOSS is available in Still, Sparkling and Flavoured Sparkling.
Founded in 1977, Xanadu is a true Margaret River pioneer with a rich history of creating expressive regional wines characterised by elegance, concentration and style. Driven by passion, Xanadu is cemented as one of the region’s most successful show winners of the past decade – amassing 65 major wine trophies since 2007. 

Become an Award Partner

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards provides a unique opportunity for industry businesses to consolidate and promote their brand’s presence within this exciting market. The awards allow brands to connect with Australian and International wine judges, on-premise decision makers, industry influencers and trade and consumer media. As an award sponsor, brands are able to  “own” an award and are entitled to a large range of benefits including visibility within Australia’s Wine List of the Year website and Instagram and Twitter feeds.

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