Young Gun of Wine People's Choice Award 2018

The annual Young Gun of Wine Awards searches for, showcases and celebrates Australia’s young guns of wine. This may be the best and most diverse top 12 in the history of Young Guns of Wine. There are producers of all styles and regions with representatives from virtually every major (and a few minor) regions of the country. We’ve got winemakers pushing the edges of what wine is! This is a great glimpse into what the next generation are doing and the shape of wine to come! We’ve listed the final 12 below.

The Peoples Choice Award – VOTE with your wallet.

This is the People’s Choice Award – where the public gets to vote with their feet and palates so to speak – and the producer who sells the most wine is crowned!

The Final Twelve 2018

Hamish Young from Mada Wines, Canberra District

Sean Crinion from Dappled Wines, Yarra Valley
Melanie Chester from Sutton Grange Winery, Bendigo

Jonathan Hughes from Mewstone, D’Entrecasteaux Channel (Flowerpot)
Ricky Evans from Two Tonne Tasmania, Tamar Valley
Gilli and Paul Lipscombe from Sailor Seeks Horse, Huon Valley

Damon Koerner from Koerner Wine, Clare Valley
David Geyer from David Geyer, Barossa Valley
Rob Mack from Aphelion, McLaren Vale

Kate Morgan from Ipso Facto Wines, Margaret River
Yoko & Andries Mostert from Brave New Wine, Great Southern
Nicolas Peterkin from L.A.S Vino, Margaret River