The 2017 Vietnam Wine List of the Year Awards will recognise and reward the effort and commitment of Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Cafes, and other venues across Vietnam as they strive to provide customers with the best variety of wines and vintages.

South Australian brothers, Joshua and Simon Schmidt have won the Brancott Estate winexplorer innovation challenge and $35,000, following a competitive pitch to a panel of impressive judges from the world of wine, entrepreneurship, innovation and media.

“The vines from the stony soils in the Rapaura sub-region are typically lower cropping and that, combined with a cool start to the season set us up with a naturally balanced crop level” says Jamie Marfell, Stoneleigh winemaker.