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Australia’s Best Wines – Where are the Canberra Drops?

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Canberrans are proud of our local wines. While only Mount Majura actually produces within the ACT border, we are more than happy to claim everything from Yass through to Lake George, it seems that we still can’t crack it with the best across the nation.

James Halliday – possibly the biggest name in Australian wine – has released his Top 100 Wines for 2015. Guess how many local wines made the cut this year…

None. Not a single one.

james+halliday James Halliday, wine reviewer photographed at the NGV for The Australian Magazine

Now, there are two possible reasons for this: The first is that regardless of our support and delight, Canberra region wines just aren’t that good. This is certainly possible given the thousands of wines produced across Australia and the continuously improving standard.

The second possible reason is that local winemakers simply weren’t part of the 1250 wines submitted for…

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