Australia’s most expensive wines. The prices shown are the RRP$ upon release of the wine for a single 750ml bottle. Older wines, for example the 1951 Penfolds Grange can fetch $50,000 per bottle, highly sought wines that sell on the secondary market such as the 1951 Penfolds Grange have not been included.

Some Australian wines do increase in value for any one of a number of reasons, such as;

high ratings from a wine critic, a James Halliday rated 97 point wine usually creates a buying frenzy and headlines. Wine collectors will drop everything to seae net for availability or make a phone call and secure a case.

a Robert Parker Jnr rating of 99/100 or 100/100 generally sets off another buying frenzy.

limited quantities for a particular vintage, such as the 2002 Seppelt St Peter’s. 2002 was an excellent vintage and the 2002 St Peter’s shiraz is one of the best Victoria Shiraz’s made, sadly production was limited to only 500 cases. Another example is the 2007 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, only 1500 bottles were released, Clonakilla HQ went into melt down upon release of this wine. Both James Halliday and Jeremy Oliver awarded this wine 97 points.

iconic wines such as Wendouree Shiraz, Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, Penfolds Bin 707 and Noon Reserve Shiraz from the best of the best vintages, such vintages being 1990, 1998 and 2004.

wines that are made in tiny volumes such as Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Pinot Noir, Domaine Epis Pinot Noir, Noon Reserve Shiraz and Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon. Generally there isn’t enough to go around and satisfy demand.

available to mailing list customers only and there is a 10 year wait to get on the mailing list, Rockford, Wendouree & Noon.

can or will an every day, average $20.00 bottle of wine be worth $100.00 in two or three years time? Unless one or more of the above circumstances apply the answer is no, and generally it will be worth less than the purchase price, so drink up.