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Friday, 8 April 2022 # 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

It’s that time of the year again for the talented creators and owners of Australia’s leading wine and beverage lists to be recognised, for their knowledge, talent, and experience, by the independent Domestic and International judging panel of Australia’s most prestigious such Awards program – Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.

The Awards exciting new partnership with QANTAS magazine and Travel Insider presents an extraordinary opportunity for Australia’s best wine and beverage list creators – and the outstanding cellars behind them – to receive the recognition they so richly deserve for their continued pursuit of excellence, whilst at the same time deliver a guide for consumers that will uncover the best wine lists across the country.


The 30-strong independent judging panel includes highly respected local and international Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, expert wine communicators, previous national Wine List Award winners and Sommeliers Australia representatives, assessing each year’s lists – large and small. Little wonder that Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards are now rightfully renowned as being the most prestigious award program for Sommeliers and Owners – be they Restaurateurs, Hoteliers, Pub, Club or Wine Bars Managers.



Lists are ranked from one to three glasses. The best of the best are then in contention for the highly prized State / TerritoryType of Trade, and Category Awards and of course – Australia’s best Wine List – Australia’s Wine List of the Year!  With the Category Awards, entrants can submit their lists in a diverse range of categories such as Best Listing of Wines by the Glass, Best Food and Wine Matching, Best New, Best Small, also by beverage specialities and lists showcasing the wines from specific States / Territories and/or regions – see Website for the full listing of categories:  – winelistoftheyear.com.au.  



This unprecedented growth in the quality of Australia’s wine lists is reflected in the results now being achieved by the Awards entrants – from 9 x 3 Glass Lists in 1994 to 176 x 3 Glass Lists in 2021 – an outstanding result!

The most popular award category in 2021 remained Best Wine by the Glass, with preservation technology such as Coravin making this a perfect vehicle for offering premium wines to consumers. This was followed by Best Matching of Food and Wine – reflecting the close partnership between sommeliers and chefs. A renewed focus on Australian wines has also seen Best Listing of Australian Wines and Best Listing of a Region’s Wines rise in popularity indicating the desire to showcase the exciting work of local producers alongside imported wines and spirits.

To see the complete list of all 2021 winners, visit winelistoftheyear.com.au.  



Founder – Rob Hirst,

E:  [email protected]   M: 0416 011838

W: Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards – winelistoftheyear.com.au

Awards Coordinator – Lara Jago,

E: [email protected]

Partnerships – Victoria James,

E[email protected]   M: 0429 996817


Media – Elaine Millar,

E: [email protected]  M: 0414 258633

Entrant Enquiries – Michael Nicholls,

E: [email protected]  M: 0414 621838

E: [email protected]

W: winelistoftheyear.com.au


Friday, 8 April 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
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