2016 VIC100 WINES ANNOUNCED

Your guide to Victoria’s best wines of the year has arrived. After hundreds of tastings and days of deliberation, our judges have picked 100 of the state’s most finely produced wines to make up this year’s list of wines you must try.

The 2016 VIC100 features wines from across 18 regions and more than 25 varieties – a reflection of the class, range and ability of our state’s winemakers.

VIC100 Head Judge and Curator Nick Stock said that the outstanding quality of the wines submitted, and the razor sharp palates of the experienced judges, had resulted in an outstanding collection of wines for the 2016 VIC100.

“An exciting event awaits at Fed Square on Saturday September 17th when we preview this year’s 100 greatest wines at the VIC100 Festival of Wine,” Stock said.

A tremendous thank you to our 2016 judges, and their discerning palates, who were:

  • Chris Crawford, Crown General Manager, Beverage
  • Dan Buckle, Domaine Chandon Senior Winemaker
  • Lisa Jenkins, Mac Forbes Sales and Brand Manager
  • Simon Steele, Medhurst Wines Winemaker
  • Steve Webber, De Bortoli Yarra Valley Winemaker
  • Tessa Brown, Vignerons Schmolzer and Brown Winemaker.

The VIC100 wines of 2016 are:  

Alpine Valley

Billy Button Wines 2 by 2 Shiraz Tempranillo 2015

White Stripes Sangiovese 2015

Beechworth 

Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay 2015

Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese 2015

Virago Nebbiolo 2012

Geelong

Bellarine Estate Phil’s Fetish Pinot Noir 2015

Bellbrae Estate Boobs Chardonnay 2015

Clyde Park Single Block D Pinot Noir 2015

Leura Park Riesling 2016

Oakdene William Shiraz 2014

Gippsland

Blue Gables Pinot Gris 2016

Blue Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Dirty Three Three Pinot Noir 2015

Dirty Three Holgates Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Glenrowan

Baileys of Glenrowan Founders Muscat NV

Grampians

Grampians Estate Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz 2013

Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz 2014

Montara Grampians Gold Rush Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Montara Grampians Gold Rush Riesling 2015

Seppelt St Peters Shiraz 2014

Great Western

Bests Wines Best’s Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2015

Heathcote

De Bortoli Wines Villages Shriaz Grenache 2015

Meehan Vineyard Tempranillo 2015

Pacha Mama Shiraz 2015

PHI Syrah Grenache Mourvedre 2014

Tellurian Heathcote Fiano 2016

Tellurian Heathcote GSM 2014

Tellurian Heathcote Nero D’Avola 2015

Tellurian Heathcote Rosé 2016

Henty

Seppelt Drumborg Chardonnay 2015

Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Noir 2015

Seppelt Drumborg Reisling 2016

King Valley

Brown Brothers Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier NV

Brown Brothers Vintage Release Gamay 2015

Dal Zotto Wines Garganega 2015

Dal Zotto Wines Pink Pucino NV

Pizzini Brachetto 2015

Sam Miranda Prosecco NV

Symphonia Fine Wines Las Triadas Tempranillo 2014

Symphonia Fine Wines Tannat 2013

Macedon Ranges

Granite Hills Riesling 2014

Shadowfax Pinot Noir 2015

Mornington Peninsula

Allies Balnarring Pinot Noir 2015

Crittenden Estate The Zumma Chardonnay 2015

Elgee Park Family Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Handpicked Collection Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015

Kerri Greens Chamino 2015

Montalto Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Montalto Estate Shiraz 2015

Montalto Pennon Hill Chardonnay 2015

Moorooduc Estate Robinson Chardonnay 2014

Quealy Winemakers Campbell & Christine Pinot Noir 2015

Quealy Winemakers Pinot Grigio (Mother of Pearl) 2015

Quealy Winemakers Tussie Mussie Pinot Gris 2015

North East

Eldorado Road Comrade Nero D’Avola 2015

Pyrenees

Blue Pyrenees Estate Richardson Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mitchell Harris Shiraz 2014

Rutherglen

All Saints Estate Marsanne 2015

All Saints Estate Rutherglen Muscat NV

Eternity Rutherglen Rutherglen Estates Renaissance Durif 2014

Morris Wines Morris Cellar Reserve Muscat NV

Morris Wines Morris Cellar Reserve Tawny NV

Strathbogie Ranges

Garners Heritage Winery Shiraz 2014

Upper Goulburn

Ros Ritchie Gewurztraminer 2015

Yarra Valley

Coldstream Hills Blanc de Blancs 2011

Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2015

Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Coombe Farm Nellie Melba Blanc de Blancs 2013

De Bortoli Wines Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2015

De Bortoli Wines La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay 2015

De Bortoli Wines Vinoque Nebbiolo Rose 2016

Domaine Chandon Altius Upper Yarra Cuvée 2012

Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dominique Portet Origine Chardonnay 2015

Five Oaks Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Helen & Joey Estate Inara Pinot Gris 2015

Journey Wines Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Medhurst Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Medhurst Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Oakridge Wines Local Vineyard Series Lusatia Park Chardonnay 2015

Oakridge Wines Local Vineyard Series Lusatia Park Pinot Noir 2015

Oakridge Wines Local Vineyard Series Oakridge Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Oakridge Wines Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2015

Oakridge Wines Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Chardonnay 2015

Paynes Rise Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paynes Rise Mr Jed Pinot Noir 2015

Precipice Syrah 2014

Rob Dolan True Colours Field Blend 2015

Santolin Willowlake Chardonnay 2015

Seville Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Seville Estate Shiraz 2013

Soumah Cabernet d’Soumah 2015

TarraWarra Estate Barbera 2015

Warramate Pinot Noir 2015

Warramunda Estate Syrah 2014

Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No1 2015

Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No3 2015

Yering Station Chardonnay 2015