Cheap Aldi wine shines at Sydney International

Great wine doesn’t need to cost a fortune if the winners at the Sydney International Wine Competition are anything go by.

A $5 bottle of Aldi’s 2015 South Point rose beat out drops worth ten times as much to be named one of six winners in the rose section. It also picked up a coveted Blue Gold medal, which is the equivalent of silver.

Aldi’s $12.99 Tudor shiraz wine also fared well at the competition, taking out the trophy for Best Lighter Bodied Dry Red.


New Zealand’s Yealands Wine Group was the most successful winery at the competition and had seven medal winning wines that cost under $15 a bottle.