The Western Australian WINE GUIDE 2016

Wine Guide showcases WA’s quality wine regions.

The West Australian Wine Guide 2016 was launched today with Woodlands Wines taking out the sought after Wine of The Year category with the Thomas cabernet sauvignon 2012.

Written by the West’s wine critic Ray Jordan the guide contains more than 500 reviews from the State’s nine wine regions, extending from the Swan District down to one of the biggest wine regions in the world, the Great Southern.

“The quality and consistency continuing to come from the state’s wine producers have yet again been the striking features of tasting for this annual guide to the best in West Australian wines” said Jordan. “The bar continues to be raised not only with the established high-profile names, but also with smaller producers.”

The major awards were;

Wine of the Year – Woodlands Thomas cabernet sauvignon 2012
Red Wine of the Year – Woodlands Thomas cabernet sauvignon 2012
White Wine of the Year – Vasse Felix Heytesbury chardonnay 2014
Best Value Wine – West Cape Howe Cape to Cape cabernet merlot 2014
Winery of the Year – Vasse Felix
Small Producer of the Year – Sittella
Winemaker of the Year – Stuart Watson, Woodlands
Raising the Bar – Wills Domain
Emerging Talent – Grace Farm
Best Value Producer of the Year – West Cape Howe.

But the guide’s content doesn’t stop at reviews; readers will find plenty of useful and informative information on tasting, cellaring and also matching food with wine and Ray’s best value wines shows you don’t have to spend a lot to get a good drink.

The guide is available now from all good bookstores, newsagents and online at thewest.com.au/wineguide.