Australia’s most collected wines announced [infographic]

Penfolds Grange is Australia's most collected wine, but wine lovers are increased locking away drops from some of the country's lesser known labels, says wine storage provider, Wine Ark.

Wine Ark has released its list of the 50 most collectable wines, which is this year is indicated that wine drinkers are moving away from classic cellar staples to lesser known labels.

New wines for 2013 include Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz, Grosset Gaia and Pierro Chardonnay, with 16 percent of the list comprising first time entries.

Clonakilla's Shiraz Viognier did particularly well this year, moving up 11 places to just outside of the top 10, and its entry level Hilltops Shiraz is a new entry at 47.

Wine Ark’s chief executive officer, John Cuff, said "This indicates that not all wine collected has to be the top of the range. Collectors are realising that many of the entry level wines from great producers benefit from being cellared for the medium term."

Penfolds topped the list for the second year running and was the most popular label on the list, with eight entries.

Other key points from this year's list of Australia's Most Collected Wines:

  • Most popular wine region: Coonawarra (eight entries) and Barossa (eight entries)
  • Most popular varietal: Shiraz (23 entries)
  • Most popular state: South Australia (31 entries)
  • White vs red: 8 whites, 42 reds
  • The most collected Shiraz: Penfolds Grange (Number 1)
  • The most collected Cabernets: Lake’s Folly (Number 3)
  • The most collected Riesling: Grosset Polish Hill (Number 9)
  • The most collected Chardonnay: Leeuwin Estate Art Series (Number 10)
  • The most collected Semillon: Tyrrell's Vat 1 (Number 20)
  • The most collected Pinot Noir: Curly Flat Pinot Noir (Number 67)

Click here to view the full list.


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