Hot 100 Wines SA is a celebration of South Australian wine, and the culture and context within which it is enjoyed. Each year, we set out to find the most drinkable wine from the state, with the largest South Australian only wine show.
Our aim is to discover the wine that brings the most pleasure, that which is the most degustatory.
Pandering to no traditional paradigms, we find and share these wines in concert with great food, local music and fervent joy. The Hot 100 Wines SA season is a program of events, centred on the release of the annual Hot 100 Wines magazine.
2016/17 Top 10 Unveiled, Mr. Mick Takes Out Top Spot
Mr. Mick, Tim Adams’ affordable wine label, is responsible for the Hot 100 Wines 2016/17 winner: Mr. Mick’s 2015 Novo Sangiovese.
The Clare Valley wine was announced as the most drinkable wine of 2016/17 at a special black-tie gala at Freemasons Hall on North Terrace in front of 250 guests to celebrate a decade of Hot 100 Wines. Mr. Mick’s “easy going” drop, which sells for a bargain $17, was judged the hottest wine of the 2016/17 season by an esteemed panel of judges, including Chief Judge Banjo Harris Plane. The judges said the wine was “simple and yet utterly drinkable” adding that the wine was a “fine reminder that simplicity and vitality go a long way towards satisfaction”.