There is something special about having a great wine rack or cellar full of exciting wines. A visit to your wine rack to choose a special bottle for a lunch or dinner with friends is one of life’s great pleasures. Of course, you need to have some great wines in storage to make this a reality. With that in mind here are ten fabulous wines to put in your wooden wine racks:

At No. 10 I would recommend the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2015 from the Canberra district. This velvety rich wine with a hint of spice will turn any meal into a special affair.

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2015

Freycinet Pinot Noir 2015

An exciting wine from the east coast of Tasmania, that is ideal for lovers of fine burgundy.

Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyards Grampians Shiraz 2014

This old favourite has returned to the heady heights of its former glory. An accompaniment guaranteed to turn the mundane into the magnificent.

Cullen Diana Madeline 2014

Cullen’s wines are stunning wines across the range and this cabernet blend is truly top notch. Margaret River is a special place and the Cullens make the best wine in the area.

Ten Fabulous Wines to Put In Your Wine Rack

Penfolds Bin 95 Grange 2012

Not all Granges are worth the money in my opinion, as their iconic status has removed them from the normal way of things. This 2012 drop is, however, a fine example of what Grange can truly be.

Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Block Release Block 6 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2015

The name may be long but the vino inside the bottle is worth every syllable and fricative. A great wine exemplifying what is best about the Mornington region.

Turkey Flat Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014

If you like your reds big and bold, this is the epitome of the best that the Barossa has to offer.

West Cape Howe Book Ends Mount Barker Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A mouthful in any one’s oral experience. This is an elegant cool climate wine, which typifies the class of this vineyard.

Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Olivia Newton John is not the only person to sing about Xanadu. This delectable drop rings so many bells in the tasting department that it is a veritable choir of angels.

Rudderless Sellicks Hill McLaren Vale Grenache Mataro Graciano 2014

Too much of this stuff and you will be gloriously rudderless in the best sense of that word.