Welcome to the next chapter of Hot 100 Wines

The new season of Hot 100 Wines is underway, as chief judge Peter Dredge introduces this year’s judges and tells us what’s in store.

Tamrah Petruzzelli (project manager), Mark Reginato (chief steward) and I are pumped to get the Hot 100 show rocking again this year.

Wine classes will continue to follow a typical modern wine list format, from Sparkling to Orange and Vermouth to fortified styles with everything in between. Judges, as always, are from varying fields. This diversity means a level playing field for exhibitors. From sake to cheese to wine-purveyors, -makers and -writers both local and from afar, we will cover styles from across the world for our Hot 100 community.

We also have an incentive for new producers: New to the Game. If you’re a new or up-and-coming producer, throw your hat in the New to the Game ring. The award will work like this: after we finish judging, we’ll look back on our findings and declare the highest ranked wine from a new producer (three years or younger) as our best new act. That’s some seriously handy recognition for your budding adventure in wine and hey, you might just win the whole thing.

Get entering everyone.


To submit your wine into the Hot 100 Wines South Australia competition, you may enter online through Enofile Online or via Email and Post. Entries close September 29, 2018


Entry fee will be $85 incl GST for first submission, $55 incl GST for second and subsequent wines
E.g.: 1 entry = $85.00. 2 entries = $140.00. 3 entries = $195.00
For entries after Saturday, September 29 a late entry fee of $15 per wine will apply.


Enter your wine via our submssion form at Enofile Online. Once you have submitted your wine, check your email for confirmation, and further instructions including bottle image requirements and shipping instructions. If you have any technical problems, please email us here

All details must be completed on the entry form including class. Please be accurate – information entered may be printed in the magazine.

Download full instructions on how to enter here


Requests for entry forms are to be made through The Adelaide Review  (08) 7129 1010 or email us here

All details must be completed on the entry form including class. Please be accurate – information entered may be printed in the magazine.

Download full terms and conditions here

2018 Key Dates

Entries open: Monday, July 2
Entries close: Saturday, September 29
Bottle delivery: Monday, July 30 to Friday, October 12
Bottle image deadline: Monday, October 1
Judging period: Monday, October 29 to Thursday, November 1
Winners announced/launch night: Thursday, December 6
Hot 100 magazine street date: Monday, December 17

2018 Judges

Peter Dredge (Dr. Edge)
Emma Farrelly (wine consultant)
Samantha Payne (wine consultant)
Michael Downer (Murdoch Hill)
John Carty (SouthAustralian Museum)
Shawna Dominelli (Salena Estate)
Kavita Faiella (Voyageur Selections)
Charlotte Hardy (Charlotte Dalton)
Vanessa Altmann (Switch Wines)
Justine Henschke (Henschke)
Imogen Czulowski (Africola)
Katrina Birchmeier (Agrarian Kitchen)
Matt Young (Black Market Sake)
Valerie Henbest (Smelly Cheese)
Chris Morrison (wine consultant)
Merrick Watts (Grapes of Mirth)
Tom Colman (P+V Cellars)
Sharon Romeo (Fino)
Ryan Davidson (Little Bang Brewing Company)

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