Hot 100 Wines 2016/17 – The Complete List

Here are South Australia’s 100 most drinkable wines of the year according to the Hot 100 judges who blind tasted more than 1300 local wines for this year’s competition.

The panel of judges, headed by Chief Judge Banjo Harris Plane, deemed Mr. Mick’s 2015 Novo Sangiovese the hottest wine of the year with Ochota Barrel’s 2015 I am the Owl Syrah and d’Arenberg’s 2015 The Noble Mud Pie rounding out the top three. The top 10 in order is below, followed by the other 90 drops (listed in their style classes) that made up this year’s Hot 100 Wines.

The Hot 100 Wines 2016/17 magazine will be on the streets soon and can be explored below. It features the complete list, as well as stories that celebrate South Australia’s creative food and wine scenes.

Enjoy the full Hot 100 Wines 2016/17 issue below

If you’re just after the lists themselves, read on for our Top 10, plus the rest of the Hot 100 categorised into their style classes.

Top 10 Most Drinkable Wines of 2016/17

  1. Mr Mick
    2015 Novo Sangiovese
    Clare Valley
  1. Ochota Barrels
    2015 I am the Owl
    Syrah
    Adelaide Hills
  1. d’Arenberg
    2015 The Noble Mud Pie
    Viognier Arneis
    McLaren Vale
  1. Bird in Hand
    2016 Riesling
    Clare Valley
  2. Burge Family Winemakers
    2015 E.V. Riesling
    Eden Valley
  1. St Hallett Wines
    2015 Touriga Nacional
    Barossa Valley
  1. Howard Vineyard
    2016 Cabernet Franc Rose
    Adelaide Hills
  1. Schwarz Wine Co
    2015 Meta
    Mataro
    Barossa Valley
  1. Nepenthe
    2015 Good Doctor
    Pinot Noir
    Adelaide Hills
  1. Penna Lane Wines
    2015 Watervale Riesling
    Clare Valley

Aromatic Light to Medium Bodied White Wines with Purity

Anderson Hill
2016 The Chuckling
Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills

Kirrihill
2016 Regional Selection
Riesling
Clare Valley

Longview Vineyard
2016 Queenie
Pinot Grigio
Adelaide Hills

Penna Lane
2015 Skilly Valley
Riesling
Clare Valley

Marko’s Vineyard
2015 Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

Z Wine
2016 Saul
Riesling
Eden Valley

Bird in Hand
2016 Gruner Veltliner
Adelaide Hills

Eden Hall Wines
2016 Riesling
Eden Valley

Elderslie Wines
2016 Hills Blend #1
Pinot Blanc
Adelaide Hills

Heirloom Vineyards
2016 Pinot Grigio
Adelaide Hills

Hentley Farm
2016 Brass Monkey Vineyards
Pinot Grigio
Adelaide Hills

Majella Wines
2016 Riesling
Coonawarra

O’Leary Walker Wines
2016 The Lucky Punter
Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills

Rieslingfreak
2016 Eden Valley Riesling
Eden Valley

White Wines that are All About Texture

Nepenthe
2015 Winemaker’s Selection
Viognier
Adelaide Hills

Nepenthe
2015 Winemaker’s Selection
Arneis
Adelaide Hills

Knappstein
2014 Insider
Riesling
Clare Valley

La Prova
2016 Fiano
Adelaide Hills

Pewsey Vale
2011 The Contours
Riesling
Eden Valley

CRFT Wines
2016 Gruner Veltliner
Adelaide Hills

Deviation Road
2016 Iron Bank
Gruner Veltliner
Adelaide Hills

White Wines with Opulence

Nepenthe
2015 Ithaca
Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.
2016 Dufte Punkt
Eden Valley

Ngeringa
2014 Viognier
Adelaide Hills

Bird in Hand
2012 Nest Egg
Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

Bird in Hand
2015 Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

Penfolds
2015 Max’s Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills

Yalumba
2015 The Virgilius
Viognier
Eden Valley

Balanced Wines with Intentional Residual Sugar

Vertigo
2016 25GR
Riesling
Adelaide Hills

d’Arenberg
2015 The Noble Wrinkled
Riesling
McLaren Vale

Pewsey Vale
2016 Prima
Riesling
Eden Valley 

Rosé

Longview Vineyard
2016  Nebbiolo Rosato
Rosé
Adelaide Hills

Muster Wines
2016 Le Valliant Rosé
McLaren Vale

Oliver’s Taranga
2016 Chica Mencia Rosé
McLaren Vale

Temple Bruer
Wildflowers of Eden
2015 Preservative Free Rosé
Eden Valley

Dabblebrook Wines
2016 Long Lunch
Grenache Rosé
McLaren Vale

Mitolo Wines
2016 Rosé
Grenache
McLaren Vale

Fortified Wines and Vermouths

DogRidge
Fortified
Viognier

Kalleske Wines
2015 JMK Shiraz VP
Barossa Valley

Patritti
2006 Fortified Viognier
Southern Fleurieu

Young Release Style with Texture

Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.
2016 Pax Aeterna
Grenache
Barossa Valley

Paxton Wines
2016 NOW
Shiraz
McLaren Vale

Vinteloper
2016 PARK WINE / RED
Dolcetto
South Australia

Banrock Station
2015 The Boardwalk
Montepulciano
Riverland

Landaire
2015 Tempranillo
Coonawarra

Wirra Wirra
2015 Esperanza
Touriga Nacional
McLaren Vale

Structural and Savoury

Nepenthe
2015 Good Doctor
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

Nepenthe
2014 Winemaker’s Select
Shiraz Viognier
Adelaide Hills

Bleasdale
2014 Powder Monkey
Shiraz
Langhorne Creek

Gemtree
2015 Tempranillo
McLaren Vale

Glaetzer
2015 Wallace
Shiraz/Grenache
Barossa Valley

Muster
2015 Shiraz
Barossa Valley

Ochota Barrels
2016 The Price of Silence
Gamay
Adelaide Hills

Catlin Wines
2014 Shiraz
Adelaide Hills

Henschke
2015 Johann’s Garden
GMS
Barossa Valley

Temple Bruer Wines
2016 Preservative Free Shiraz
South Australia

Mr Mick
2014 Tempranillo
Clare Valley

Axiom
2013 Mathieu
GSM
South Australia

Henschke
2012 Abbotts Prayer
Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Adelaide Hills

Chapel Hill
2015 The Parson
GSM

Guthrie
2015 Ashton
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

Heirloom Vineyards
2015 Touriga
McLaren Vale

Hollick
2014 Stock Route
Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra

St Hallett
2015 Shiraz
Eden Valley

Wolf Blass
2015  Langhorne
Shiraz

Power and Presence

Atze’s Corner
2014 The Giant Durif
Barossa Valley

Fox Gordon
2015 Nero d’Avola
Adelaide Hills

Hewitson
2015 Ned & Henry’s
Shiraz
Barossa Valley

Hickinbotham
2014 Clarendon Vineyard
Brooks Road Shiraz
McLaren Vale

K1 by Geoff Hardy
2014 Shiraz
Adelaide Hills

Bethany Wines
2014 LE Shiraz
Barossa Valley

BK Wines
2014 Mazi Syrah
McLaren Vale

Cape Jaffa
2014 Epic Drop
Shiraz
Coonawarra

Michael Hall
2014 Syrah
Eden Valley

Pioneer Road
2015 Shiraz
Langhorne Creek

Fruit Forward with Finesse

Alpha Box & Dice
2015 Dead Winemakers Society
Dolcetto
Adelaide Hills

K1 by Geoff Hardy
2015 Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

Lloyd Brothers
2014 Adelaide Hills Syrah
Adelaide Hills

Shingleback
2015 Local Heroes
Shiraz Grenache
McLaren Vale

Shingleback
2015 Red Knot
Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
McLaren Vale

Vanguardist Wines
2015 Grenache
McLaren Vale

919 Wines
2015 Touriga Nacional
Riverland

Black Bishop
2015 GSM
Clare Valley

Torbreck Vintners
2015 The Loon
Shiraz
Barossa Valley

Yalumba
2014 Vine Vale Grenache
Grenache
Barossa Valley

Rule Breakers

Brash Higgins
2015 NDV
Nero d’Avola
McLaren Vale

Henschke
2013  Rose Grower
Nebbiolo
Eden Valley

Golden Child Wines
2016  Beach Bum Rose
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

Koerner
2016 Pigato
Vermentino
Clare Valley

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