Launched in 1978, Winestate is one of the world’s longest running wine magazines, featuring over 140 pages on all things vinous from around the globe. Winestate tastes and rates over 10,000 wines a year, making Winestate the leading authority on Australian and New Zealand wines.
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THE COST OF FROST
PALETTE CHOICE MAKES PALATE SENSE
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PAULMARA ESTATES STANDING OUT IN THE CROWD
MARISCO HITS THE SWEET SPOT • WHAT STARTED OUT AS A STICKY SITUATION TURNED INTO WINEMAKING GOLD
PARALLEL PASSIONS • With a background in medicine and a love of wine, Justin Ardill and his wife Julie set out to create something special with the award-winning Reillys Wines.
THE GREAT GRÜNER CRUSADERS! • How Hahndorf Hill is championing this burgeoning variety.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK • Trentham Estate proves you can make award-winning wine at very reasonable prices!
THE NEW & IMPROVED KNAPPSTEIN • A changing of hands but not quality & consistency.
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HOW WE JUDGE • Our tastings and published ratings are designed with one thing in mind: to provide a useful and genuine balanced guide on wines to our readers. In order to achieve this we follow certain procedures in an activity that is notoriously difficult! There are regular criticisms of wine shows and various scoring systems; here is how we approach our tastings.
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