• New Heights in the Central Ranges

    The Young Gun Top 50 for 2020 features Swinging Bridge Wines, Gilbert Family Wines, Wallington Wines and Dreaded Friend, who all work from the Central Ranges, though it’s a hard region to generalise about, with pockets both quite warm and dramatically cold. It captures Mudgee, Cowra and the burgeoning cool climate region of Orange within its borders.

  • Australia’s Best Cabernet Franc

    Cabernet Franc can be rarefied, but it is typically accessible, both in style and cost, and the engaging variety of expressions that are now appearing on top wineslingers shelves is deserving of our attention.

  • Swan Valley, Ugly Duckling No More…

    Swan Valley is Australia’s second oldest wine region, a treasure-trove of old vines, history and rich cultural connections. But whilst it has been deeply unfashionable for a time, the 2020 Young Gun Top 50 features two game-changing makers – Vino Volta and Chalari Wines – that encapsulate just how exciting the region is right now, and it’s only getting better.

  • Fine Tuning Mornington Peninsula

    The Mornington Peninsula has become firmly entrenched as an epicentre of chardonnay and pinot noir, duelling with the Yarra Valley for top billing in Victoria. The 2020 Young Gun Top 50 features some makers anchored in the Mornington Peninsula, as well as those that have roamed there from other regional bases, with micro makers and some of the most established names.

  • Reinventing McLaren Vale

    McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s oldest wines regions, and it’s a classic region, with stalwart varieties leading the way. A real traditional rock. Or is it?

  • Cullen Go Beyond Carbon Neutral

    Cullen Wines have been certified biodynamic for nearly 20 years, and its footprint is now not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative. We chat with Vanya Cullen, and review the release of Cullen’s 2018 flagship wines.