An Iconic Journey Through Australian Wine
When we reflect on the story of Australian wine, we’re constantly reminded of how fortunate we are. We think back to some of the earliest days of wine in this country, and the struggles those early pioneers were faced with.
We think of James Busby bringing his vast collection of vines across the seas, of John Riddoch and the earliest days of the Coonawarra experiment, of Joseph Ernst and Johanna Seppelt fleeing Prussia for the green sanctuary of the Barossa. These figures, and countless others who, through grit, passion and adversity, laid the foundations that enabled us to become one of the great wine-producing countries of the world.
By any measure, it’s been an iconic journey. The endless toil among the vine rows, the ceaseless innovation, the setbacks of adverse seasons. And it’s a continuing journey that we’re incredibly proud and privileged to be a part of. From the First Families of Australian Wine to the smallest boutique producers, we’re shoulder to shoulder with the growers and winemakers that day in, day out, are at the intersection of man and nature, extracting wonders from the soils.
That’s why, each year, we celebrate the Icons of Australian Wine. Our Panel travels the length and breadth of the country, stopping by iconic regions like McLaren Vale, King Valley, Adelaide Hills, Tasmania, the Hunter, Margaret River and more, tasting their bounties. They regularly visit the rising regions, outside the established wine centres, where the icons of tomorrow are being born.
And without fail, we meet people of the same conviction and energy as those first wine pioneers, continuing to build on the legacy of their forebears; or striking out on their own, bringing new ideas and approaches to viticulture to make our industry stronger, more diverse, more creative.
We’d love for you to join us on that iconic journey with our Icons of Wine Autumn Catalogue. In it you’ll find wonderful examples of iconic region and variety showcases, like Coonawarra Cabernet and King Valley Pinot G. You’ll find iconic vintages, in Hunter Valley Shiraz from 2014 and 2017, as well as icons of tomorrow in an exciting collection of new wave wines.
Most importantly, you’ll find that it’s never been easier to be a part of the great unfolding story of Australian wine, in all its strength, flavour and diversity. Get started today