In the 2016 Companion, 19 of Australia’s best of the best wineries are from WA. We call them “The Red Reds” – they have five red stars (highest rating) and their name is printed
in red. There are only 102 in the Companion and they are recognised for having a long track record of excellence.
The second-highest category is five red-star wineries, of which 46 are from WA. These have had a consistent record of excellence for at least the past three years. In the next category are wineries with five black stars – these have achieved excellence this year and sometimes longer. WA has 35 of these in the Companion.