Featured Stories
Beechworth Photo Essay Penfolds Superblend 802-A and Penfolds Superblend 802-B 2018 Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2016 WE WERE NOT MEN TWF Chardonnay in 2020 – The Year in Review Max Allen Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015 The gifts wine writers get Tyrrell 2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz video Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz historical tasting event 2019 Ruggabellus Retrospective 2019 TWF Chardonnay in 2019 – The Year in Review Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting 2019
 
beechworth rock hill winefront banner

Beechworth Photo Essay

What feels like a long time ago, pre-Cov... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

penfolds 2018 superblends 2@0.75x

Penfolds Superblend 802-A and Penfolds Superblend 802-B 2018

Iconic Australian winery Penfolds is goo... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

PDB16

Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2016

MB: A lot more power, a lot more express... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

campbell mattinson with wwnm book cover copy SMALL

WE WERE NOT MEN

This isn't wine-related but after 30 yea... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

twfchard2020

TWF Chardonnay in 2020 – The Year in Review

TWF Chardonnay in 2020 – The Year in... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

max allen book redone

Max Allen’s Intoxicating new book

I've been reading Max Allen's magnificen... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

montesrefano2

Produttori del Barbaresco Riservas 2015

Perhaps my favourite set of red wines to... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

campbell with knife wine writers gifts thumbnail copy

The gifts wine writers get

This is just my experience and obviously... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Johnnosred

Tyrrell’s Johnno’s Shiraz 2004 – 2019

Johnno's, planted 1908, formerly known a... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

Henschke hill of grace thumbnail

2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz video

The 2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz h... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

Kay Brothers

Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz historical tasting event 2019

In October 2019 a wonderful opportunity ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Screen Shot 2019-12-13 at 14.48.47

Ruggabellus Retrospective 2019

Well, it was a while ago, but all good t... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account […]

IMG_0488

TWF Chardonnay in 2019 – The Year in Review

  TWF Chardonnay in 2019 – The Y... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

04_20181116_CAPE MENTELLE_Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Tasting Event

Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting 2019 – Devil’s Lair, Sassicaia, Leeuwin Estate, Houghtons Jack Mann, Montrose, Moss Wood, Far Niente, Xanadu, Vasse Felix Tom Cullity, Wynns John Riddoch, Cloudburst, Deep Woods Reserve, Lafite-Rothschild, Ornellaia, Chateau Haut-Bailly, Te Mata Coleraine, Cape Mentelle, Cullen Diana Madeleine, Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Spottswoode

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Tasting - 15 Nov.... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 21.31.48

Picchioni Arfena Vino Rosso 2018

16 October 2021

Lombardy and pinot noir? What? Yeah. Her... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in Italy, organic, pinot noir0 Comments

Felix Caspar Wines Morris Malbec Merlot 2020

16 October 2021

Wilyabrup via some alternative thinking ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

Read the full story

Posted in Margaret River, merlot et al, other reds, Tip Top Tipple0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 21.20.10

Rasa Wines Scaly Buttons 2020

16 October 2021

Muscat rouge mostly, semillon the balanc... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank you.

Read the full story

Posted in Barossa Valley, orange wine, other whites, Rose0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 21.16.59

Defialy Little Red Lights 2021

16 October 2021

Cabernet sauvignon and pinot gris from F... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in cabernet et al, pinot gris/grigio, Victoria0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 21.12.04

Ridgemill Estate Pinot G 2021

16 October 2021

Grigio is the 'G'. Set at 840 metres abo... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

Read the full story

Posted in Granite Belt, pinot gris/grigio0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 20.55.19

Analog Harcourt Syrah Rose 2021

16 October 2021

A producer with a few ups and downs in p... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account […]

Read the full story

Posted in Rose, Victoria0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 20.28.12

Putabida Cab Sauv Rose 2021

16 October 2021

Cabernet sauvignon is put through its pa... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in cabernet et al, Rose, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value, Victoria0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 20.21.20

Swinging Bridge #003 2021

16 October 2021

It's an Orange region amber wine which m... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Orange, orange wine, Tip Top Tipple0 Comments

Piru Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019

16 October 2021

I can't find any info on the internet ab... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

Read the full story

Posted in pinot gris/grigio, Southern Highlands0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 20.03.04

Cuttaway Hill Pinot Gris 2018

16 October 2021

Interesting to see a current release gri... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in pinot gris/grigio, Southern Highlands0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 19.59.26

Eling Forest Winery Pinot Gris 2021

16 October 2021

A bunch of pinot gris from Southern High... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

Read the full story

Posted in pinot gris/grigio, Southern Highlands0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 19.46.17

Andrea Scovero Monferrato Dolcetto 2018

16 October 2021

An artisan producer on a single site in ... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

Read the full story

Posted in Italy, other reds0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 19.23.11

Gemtree The Phantom Red Blend Eleven 2020

16 October 2021

A mix of grenache and mataro in equal pa... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

Read the full story

Posted in biodynamic, grenache et al, McLaren Vale, mourvedre et al0 Comments

las-pirate-blend

L.A.S Vino Pirate Blend 2020

16 October 2021

Arghh, me hearties, a blend of touriga n... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Margaret River, other reds0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 18.25.07

Picchioni Rosso d’Asia 2017

16 October 2021

Picchioni is an exacting project from Lo... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in Italy, natural wine, organic, other reds, Tip Top Tipple0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 18.07.12

Macchion Dei Lupi Alos Vermentino 2019

16 October 2021

From Tuscany, an avant garde producer an... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in Italy, organic, other whites0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 18.03.00

Hofmann Estate Hofman Trocken Riesling 2020

16 October 2021

Rheinhessen ahoy! A younger gen couple d... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in Germany, riesling0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 17.53.54

Lowboi Riesling 2021

16 October 2021

This vineyard went into the ground in 19... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Great Southern, riesling0 Comments

Screen Shot 2021-10-16 at 17.46.50

Willems-Willems WillemsWillems Saar Trocken Riesling 2020

16 October 2021

So good they named it four times. Take t... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status […]

Read the full story

Posted in Germany, riesling0 Comments

Olek-Bondonio-Pelaverga-Langhe-Rosso-Giulietta-S-355x355-1-e1475972609918

Olek Bondonio Langhe Rosso Giulietta 2020

16 October 2021

60% Roncagliette and 40% from younger vi... A subscription to The Wine Front is needed to read reviews and scores. Either log in if you are an existing subscriber, or consider joining via our subscription page - HERE. If you're an existing member who's subscription has expired, then please check your account status HERE. Thank […]

Read the full story

Posted in Italy, other reds3 Comments

Archives

Events

  • No events

Content

  • Total Stats
    • 53,739 Posts
    • 223,277 Comments

WHAT IS THE WINE FRONT

The WINEFRONT has been a leading wine review and information site since 2002. It was the first of its kind in Australia and remains the most active. It is unbiased, unaligned, rigorously independent, realistic and fair. We cover Australian wine principally but we extend coverage across the wider world of wine. We taste in a global context, and call things as we see them. The WINEFRONT is run by Campbell Mattinson, Gary Walsh and Mike Bennie. A full history of reviews and articles is available to subscribers via the WINE SEARCH tab.

We at The Wine Front acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, and Elders past, present and future, of the lands on which I\we work and live, and further acknowledge, thank and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land of the multitude of Aboriginal countries across Australia from which so much of our work emerges from.