Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines with SWWS

Thursday, 10 October, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:00

Exeter Castle, Castle St, Exeter, EX4 3PU

07710 048728

For the very first time, Daily Mail wine writer Matthew Jukes is bringing his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ Roadshow to the South West. The evening wine tasting, which is taking place in association with South West Wine School, is being held at Exeter Castle on Thursday 10th October from 6 – 9pm. Tickets are currently available on and at £20 per person will sell out quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

Matthew is one of the country’s most influential and respected wine writers and has worked in the wine business for over 30 years. He has been writing about wine for two decades and has penned fourteen wine books.

Every year Matthew launches his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ Report in May, at Australia House in London, and then, from September to March, takes a large selection of the wines on a global Roadshow. Matthew says: “The UK Roadshow events are all extraordinary and no two are the same. I am thrilled to be hosting the inaugural ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ tasting in Exeter. The wines that accompany me on the Roadshow are always of
the highest quality imaginable, ranging from £10 - £100+ across all styles of wine, from all corners of Australia. The evening will take the format of a relaxed, walkabout, free-pour tasting with brief introductions and the chance to ask me questions throughout.”

Matthew started his ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ initiative in 2004 to highlight the finest Australian wines available in the UK. The recently launched sixteenth edition of the Report is designed to be a balanced, modern collection, including sparklers, whites, reds, sweet and fortified wines. He covers all price points and as many regions as possible to provide a complete Australian ‘wine list’ for the next twelve months’ worth of entertaining, cellar-building and championing. The document is, in effect, Matthew’s snapshot of what is going on in Australia right now at the highest echelons of winemaking skill.

Co-founder of South West Wine School, Jonathan Reynolds says: “It is an honour to be working with Matthew to bring his immensely regarded ‘100 Best Australian Wines’ Roadshow to Exeter. It is going to be an evening that all wine drinkers in the region should hastily put in their diary and book in good time as it really is an opportunity not to be missed.” Jonathan continues: “There will also be a chance to buy the wines at the tasting, perfect for getting ahead for all the Christmas parties and festivities in the months to follow.”

Matthew now concentrates on four annual Reports which are published on his website. The Burgundy En Primeur Report is published in January, the Bordeaux En Primeur Report is published in April, the Piemonte Report is published in July and the 100 Best Australian Wines Report is launched and published in May.  He is an expert on Australian wine and in 2012 was made Honorary Australian of the Year by the Australia Day Foundation. He joins an eminent list of Honorary Australians, including Lord Carrington, Baroness Greenfield and Sir David Attenborough. Matthew has written a weekly article for MoneyWeek since 2006 and a column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine for twenty years.  With over 9 million readers a week, Matthew has the most keenly followed wine column in the UK.

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Price: £20


The Wines on the Roadshow 


NV Jansz, Premium Rosé, Tasmania


2014 Tyrrell’s, Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

2018 Laissez Faire Riesling by Larry Cherubino, Frankland River, Western Australia

2018 Pewsey Vale, Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia

2018 Dandelion Vineyards, Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling, South Australia

2017 Yalumba, Samuel’s Collection Viognier, Eden Valley, South Australia

2018 Penfolds, Koonunga Hill Chardonnay, South Australia

2018 Xanadu, Exmoor Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

2017 Wakefield, Jaraman Chardonnay, Margaret River / Clare Valley, Australia

2016 Ocean Eight, Verve Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

2017 Giant Steps, Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2017 Shaw + Smith, M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

2017 Leeuwin Estate, Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

2017 Cherubino, Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

2017 Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia

2017 Sir Ian Botham, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia


2016 Ocean Eight, Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

2017 Payten & Jones, Valley Vignerons Sangiovese, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2017 Parker Coonawarra Estate, Coonawarra Series Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia

2016 Wakefield, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra / Clare Valley, South Australia

2015 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

2013 Henschke, Cyril Henschke, Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot, Eden Valley, South Australia

2017 Penfolds, Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia

2017 Wirra Wirra, Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2016 Lake Breeze, Bernoota Shiraz / Cabernet, Langhorne Creek, South Australia

2016 Hesketh, Mk.03 Coonawarra Cabernet / Barossa Shiraz, South Australia

2015 Scott Collett by Woodstock, Shiraz / Cabernet, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2015 Pfeiffer Wines, Durif, Rutherglen, Victoria

2018 St John’s Road, The Resilient Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2018 Robert Oatley Vineyards, Signature Series G-18 Grenache, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2018 Yalumba, Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa, South Australia

2017 Torbreck, Cuvée Juveniles, Grenache / Mataro / Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2016 Yalumba, Y Series Shiraz, South Australia

2018 Berton Vineyard, Metal Label The Black Shiraz, South Eastern Australia

2017 Cherubino, Ad Hoc Middle of Everywhere Shiraz, Frankland River / Great Southern, Western Australia

2017 Laissez Faire Syrah by Larry Cherubino, Great Southern, Western Australia

2016 Jim Barry, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia

2017 Mount Langi Ghiran, Cliff Edge Shiraz, Grampians, Victoria

2018 Payten & Jones, Major Kong Syrah, Yarra Valley, Victoria

2016 Paringa Estate, Estate Shiraz, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

2016 Penfolds, Kalimna Bin 28, South Australia

2017 Sons of Eden, Marschall Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2016 Wakefield, St Andrews Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia

2016 Penfolds, RWT Bin 798, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2016 d’Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2016 First Drop, The Cream, Barossa Valley, South Australia

2016 Torbreck, Descendant, Barossa Valley, South Australia


NV Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen Topaque, Rutherglen, Victoria (50cl bottle)