Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Ultimate Wineries excel at AGFG Chef Hat Awards

We are thrilled to announce that the restaurants of our Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia members have attained remarkable success at the prestigious 2024 Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) Chefs Hat Awards.

Since 1982, AGFG Chef Hats have celebrated talented chefs nationwide. Awarded through meticulous assessments by AGFG-appointed inspectors dining anonymously, results are shaped by diner reviews and public opinions. Dedicated solely to food, inspectors use a French rating system, assigning a score out of 20 based on key aspects like ingredients, taste, presentation, technique, value, and consistency. No commentary accompanies the evaluations; a straightforward rating reflects the culinary excellence being recognised.

Here are our UWEA members' restaurant results with their rating out of 20: 

New South Wales

Printhie Dining, Orange: 14 

South Australia

Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, Adelaide Hills: 17

D’Arrys Verandah Restaurant, McLaren Vale: 14

St Hugo Restaurant, Barossa Valley: 14

Fino Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley: 13

Essen by Artisans of Barossa, Barossa Valley: 13


Josef Chromy Restaurant, Tamar Valley: 13


Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula: 18

Brown Brothers Restaurant, King Valley: 13

Montalto, Mornington Peninsula: 13

Western Australia

Voyager Estate Restaurant, Margaret River: 16

Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River: 15

Vasse Felix, Margaret River: 15

Wild Swan at Mandoon Estate, Swan Valley: 13


Published 24 January 2023.