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Most Satisfied Customers | Jacob's Creek

Aussies have rated Jacob’s Creek as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest Australian Wine ratings, with five-star reviews across all categories including taste, packaging convenience, variety & range, value for money and overall satisfaction.  

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How we rate Australian wines

Our review compares Australian wines on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which Australian wine they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 769 Australians for their feedback on Australian wine(s) they have purchased and consumed in the last 12 months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their Australian wine brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with an Australian wine brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the wine tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging.
  • Value for money: the cost was reasonable for the quality and quantity of the wine.
  • Variety and range: the wine brand offered a variety of flavours/types of wines.
  • Packaging convenience: the wine packaging made it easy to dispense and store.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Jacob’s Creek
  • Brown Brothers
  • Penfolds
  • De Bertoli
  • Wolf Blass
  • McGuigan
  • Yellow Tail

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Australian Wine Brand – Jacob’s Creek

Jacob's Creek Logo

With a heritage that dates back to 1847, Jacob’s Creek gets its name from the creek the original vineyard was planted next to, which flows through the Barossa Valley. The Jacob’s Creek range includes the 1847 Range, Lively Bunch, Twin Pickings, Cool Harvest and Double Barrel, with white, red, sparkling and dessert types available. For those after something specific, Jacob’s Creek also offers Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

  • Jacob’s Creek received five star ratings across the board, including taste, value for money, variety & range, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction. 

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Is wine good for you?

While alcohol generally gets a bad rap, but some research has found that there are some benefits to drinking wine, particularly red wine. Red wine, which is made from crushing dark grapes, is said to contain a higher level of resveratrol, which is a natural antioxidant found in the skin of the grape. Red wine has also been linked to anti-inflammatories and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, when enjoyed in moderation. However, health officials observe that there is still research needed to fully substantiate the link between red wine and health, meaning you may want to hold off on that additional glass in the name of your health, as it may turn out it does more harm than good.

For more information on consuming alcohol responsibly, refer to the government guidelines.

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About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s Australian wine ratings:

  • 2022: Brown Brothers
  • 2021: Brown Brothers

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