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Welcome to Genxywines

What we are building is one of Australasia's (Australia and New Zealand) largest free to access, independent wine review and education sites. It is written by ordinary (albeit passionate) wine consumers to provide frank hype-free advice to other wine consumers - and we aren't trying to flog you any particular brands. We are also getting around to all the wine regions across Australasia to visit and photograph the winery cellar doors and regional highlights to help punters decide for themselves which are the best to visit.

If you would like your wine reviewed on this site, please contact us.

Blue Pyrenees Estate in the Victorian Pyrenees

Finding wineries and wine reviews on this site

If you're looking for a winery, a wine region or wine review in Australia or New Zealand, go to the regions section. If you want to learn about wine...then go to that section....getting the picture yet? If you don't know in which region a winery is located then go the Search section and it will take you to our A-Z winery listing that will tell you where it is located.


Dominique Portet cellar door in the Yarra Valley (Vic)

Explanation of GenXY Wine Review Rankings

(*****) National or regional benchmark for variety, gold medal standard, a prima donna that demands worship

(****1/2) Outstanding quality and style, silver medal standard

(****) Stands out from the pack, bronze medal standard

(***1/2) Better than average, good varietal expression or interesting innovation

(***) The Pack, solid boutique wine making level showing consistent varietal expression and free of faults, generally will complement rather than dominate food

(**1/2) Competent winemaking at the bulk commercial wine level, price is important, late night drinking after you have drunk the more expensive stuff

(** and less) Showing technical faults or nasty edges, only buy to give to people you really donít like


New Feature 1: Our Most Highly Rated Wines From 2014

Canberra based Clonakilla's Riesling, Viognier and Shiraz Viognier has been ranked as gold medal standard by genxywines in 2013

I have gone through the notes on the 2,025 wines I have tried in the 2014 review cycle (technically from late 2013 to Dec 2014) and have provided a full listing of all the four star and above rated wines according to varietal or style categories. To see the 2014 listing click here: GenXY Recommended Wines From 2014

New Feature 2: 2015 Wine Festivals and Memorable Wines

Platter at grandview, Tas

Bendigo Winemakers Festival at Castlemaine Botanic Gardens every Easter Sunday

These are my reviews of major wine festivals open to the public I have visited during 2015. I will add to this as the shows happen. News and Features page (scroll down to find feature)

New Feature 3: Top Alternative Variety Releases: Coming soon

Some of current releases News and Features page (scroll down to find feature)

New Reviews

56 new reviews from 29 producers - July 2015

Wine of Week: Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2013

(Canberra, ACT/NSW), from a warmer vintage, 5% Viognier co-ferment, a touch more plush than the last couple of vintages but is still elegant, focussed and medium bodied, pure core of blackberry pastille and black cherry wrapped in silky redcurrants and black pepper, foresty with rose petal and violet florals,† excellent length with tightly knit, fine tannins and well judged acidity (*****)† $100 Drink: 2026+

Our Winery Tour Photos: You can click on the pictures below to go straight to winery page and additional photos

Ballendean Estate in Queensland's Granite Belt


Spring Vale cellar door on East Coast of Tasmania


Elderton cellar door on the fringes of Nurioopta, Barossa Valley (SA)


Peel Estate in Peel (WA)