At long last we’ve been able to arrange another promo with Topers Wines of Cowra. The Topers Chardonnay 2013 promo we ran 3 years ago was the most successful we’ve ever run by far. Subscribers bought a case, then bought 2 or 3 more. Some bought 6 cases. I bought 3, thinking the wine couldn’t get any better. I was wrong. The 2014 wasn’t quite in the same class, and no wine was made in 2015.

Topers Cowra Chardonnay 2016. Grab it for $195 a dozen or $16 a bottle at the winery. The wine retails for $30 a bottle. The link takes you straight to the order page. Enter the quantity you want and hit BUY NOW. That will take you to a page where you can enter the discount code: BWU$20/12+. That will reduce the cost to $195 per dozen instantly. Freight is additional; check the shipping options and costs near the bottom of the same page.

The promo includes a subscription to the Best Buys Weekly mailer, which we send out every Friday. That’s 50 mailers listing the best wines you can buy in Australia for $7 – $20 , with links to wine merchants offering the best price. Send an email to, and I’ll send you a sample mailer.

The 2016 Topers Cowra Chardonnay has plenty of energy, power and drive, and a vibrant flavour profile of stone fruits and melons; French oak plays a perfect supporting role and the finish is long and clean. The wine is barrel fermented for added complexity, and matured on lees with occasional stirring. I’m sure the 2016 will get improve over the next couple of years, but it’s a delight to drink already.

The wine is made by Madrez Wine Services, a contract winemaking facility in Orange run by Lucy Maddox and Chris Derrez. In the last decade, they’ve amassed an astonishing mountain of trophies and medals for their typically boutique clients. The husband and wife team was a finalist in the 2018 Winemaker of the Year contest run by Gourmet Traveller Wine.

Please send me an email if you have any questions –

Best Regards

Kim Brebach

Wine Sleuth