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Young Gun of Wine

Since 2007, the Young Gun of Wine Award is our top trophy. It goes to an emerging winemaker that is not only making outstanding wine, but also demonstrating vision and leadership, and nailing the entire pitch, packaging and presentation of their product.

Winemaker’s Choice

The Winemaker's Choice trophy is our peer award, chosen by that year's finalists.


The Danger Zone is the only trophy in our winemaker awards that goes to a wine. It recognises a wine that successfully pushes the boundaries.

People’s Choice

The People’s Choice is decided by the public, choosing from the list of finalists in our annual winemaker awards.

Best New Act

The Best New Act goes to a first time finalists in our winemaker awards this is making a profound impression.


  • Wine label
  • Winemaker
  • Region
  • Award
  • Year
    • Commune of Buttons
    • Jasper Button
    • Adelaide Hills

    • 2016

    2016 Best New Act

    Jasper Button somewhat fell into wine. Starting with a thoroughly pragmatic approach to the family’s crop (which just happened to be grapes) from their Adelaide Hills property, Button was quickly ensnared by the wine bug after meeting Basket Range guru Anton van Klopper. A brisk education in natural wine, from growing to making, saw Button…