Hardys has polled 5th place in Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia 2019, a list compiled by the Real Review team based on reviews of over 10,000 different wines. In placing at the top of the table alongside the likes of Penfolds, Tyrells and Wynns Coonawarra Estate, the ranking positions Hardys among a select group of wineries known for producing consistently outstanding wines.

The site is jointly curated by Huon Hooke, a widely established and respected wine critic and judge, and regular wine writer for the likes of the Sydney Morning Herald, Gourmet Traveller and Decanter magazine.

In his summary of Hardys’ top rated wines, Hooke singles out the Rare Barrel Aged 20 Years Muscat, Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2016, Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2015, Yeenunga Shiraz, Blewitt Springs Shiraz and the 165th Anniversary Cabernet Shiraz 2014 for the highest praise.

Sandy Mayo, Director – Marketing and Global Brands, says, “I am thrilled that Hardys has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading wineries and would like to congratulate everyone in the Hardys team for their role in delivering this achievement.

“As the name which connects Accolade Wines to its earliest foundations, Hardys has a long and proud history of blending the best from different fruit parcels and regions to create wines of exceptional character and quality.

“Today, Hardys is one of the most recognised and loved wine brands all around the world, and holds a leading market share in the UK and Australia. Under the Strategic Agenda, it has a key role to play as one of our eight ‘hero’ global brands in harnessing untapped growth potential in priority markets such as Asia.

“A true cornerstone of the Accolade Wines family of brands, Hardys continues to be a name in which we can all take immense pride.”

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