Top vineyards for wine collectors in Australia 2022
Whether you’re building your wine collection for pleasure or profit, there’s a certain consideration to it. It takes research, funds, care and time to ensure your passion project is something you can be proud of.
And this is something that doesn’t change, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been doing it for years.
That’s why it’s important to take a look at what’s being said by the experts and what’s winning awards. And two very important awards in the Australian wine calendar are the James Halliday Companion Awards and The Real Review’s Top Wineries of Australia. Plus, we also reference Wine Ark’s Most Collected Australian Wines 2019 list.
So, based on these wine accolades, as well as the Langtons Wine Auction, here are the top vineyards for wine collectors in 2022.
The Penfolds range has been remarkable since their beginnings in 1844. They have everyday wines and then they have vintages like the 1962 Penfolds Bin 60 Coonawarra Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz which is valued at over AUD$15,000. And in 2021, a bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 1 Shiraz 1951 set the record for the most expensive bottle of Australian wine ever sold — $157,624.
This sees the Penfolds Grange range at the top of Wine Ark’s “Australia’s most collected wines in 2019” list.
The impressive Pinot Noir moved up 101 places to enter the top 50 in Wine Ark’s most collected Australian wines. And this small, boutique winery made it to The Real Review’s 2022 Top Wineries list.
This small, single vineyards produces small quantities of highly acclaimed wines, and though you can still purchase most bottles for under $500, the experts have high hopes for the collection value of these in years to come.
The Henschke vineyard continues to impress with the Hill of Grace Shiraz. As one of Real Reviews Top Wineries for 2022 and no.21 in the most collected wines of 2019, a bottle of the 2017 vintage is around $900, 2015 around $1,300 and 1998 $1,200.
Now, this one isn’t yet on the collectors’ scene but it did take home the 2023 Halliday Companion Award for the “Best Winery of the Year in Australia”. An accolade that shouldn’t be overlooked. Plus, appeared as no.16 in the Real Review’s Top Wineries Australia list 2022.
They’ve gained an impressive following for their Pinot Noir and Reisling. And have been commended for their “breathtaking rise in quality with every season. And with the most expensive bottle still sitting below $200, this could be one to collect for years to come.
If you hold a 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir from this widely regarded winery, you could expect to fetch at least $1,000 per bottle. This is according to the Langton’s Fine and Rare auction list. It’s a 99-point Halliday Rated Wine that would be a valuable asset to any collection. Or a 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir which is for sale for $1,856.25. Whichever one you decide to invest in, you’re bound to be pleased with your decision if you decide to sell it.
This winery has a few prestigious vintages available. Like the Rockford SVS Hoffman Shiraz or SVS Flaxman Shiraz which are valued at up to $450 per bottle. Another highly collected wine is the Rockford Basket Press Shiraz. This is no.5 in the Wine Ark’s most collected Australian wines of 2019 list, and a 2015 vintage costs just under $300 per bottle.
Established in 1994, this relatively young winery is known for old low-yielding vines and late harvesting. And with two pedigree wines such as The Laird and RunRig, they have produced solid collectables.
For a Torbeck The Laird in either 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 or 2017, you can expect to buy a bottle for between $700-$1,000. And a Torbreck RunRig 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2015, 2017, or 2018 vintages for up to $500.