The World’s Top Sparkling is not from Champagne

Decanter Wine of the Year 2020

We are thrilled to announce that its E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004 has been awarded Top Sparkling Wine in Decanter‘s Wine of the Year 2020 Tasting.

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Tasmania sparkles at wine show


Sparkling wine is one of Tasmania’s great strengths, and this year’s bubbly classes at the Tasmanian Wine Show were as strong as usual. The House of Arras dominated, especially in the older-vintage classes.

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Carr drives House of Arras to new heights

The Real Review

Pinot meunier is known as the lesser of the three Champagne grape varieties, but Arras chief winemaker Ed Carr is a fan. “We’re planting all the available land at Bay of Fires with meunier now,” Ed said.

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House of Arras wins ‘Best Sparkling Trophy’ at every capital city wine show

The Drinks Association

“These awards have topped a superlative year for House of Arras. Such endorsement across a broad range of judges is an absolute statement of quality and the entire viticulture and winemaking team is extremely proud of this achievement,” says Carr.

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2006 Blanc de Blancs wins trophy at the National Wine Show of Australia

House of Arras

We're humbled to announce our 2006 Blanc de Blancs has just taken out the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show at the National Wine Show of Australian held at the QT Canberra. This is the first time a sparkling wine has taken out the title and is one of the most prestigious awards we've ever won!

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Top 25 wines of the year 2015


The top Australian wines are expensive. That’s the conclusion to draw from my top 25 new-release Australian wines of the year, as drawn from my tasting database. There are some exceptions, however: Yeringberg red at $70 ex-winery is great value when you compare it to most of the other high-scoring wines.