Australia's super-premium red wine, Penfolds Grange, has become its top selling red by value on the domestic market. Figures from market research company ACNeilsen show that the top 20 bottled reds and whites for the 2001-02 year were dominated by the Southcorp group with the nation's other members of the big four, Orlando Wyndham, BRL Hardy and Fosters, excluding almost all others.

Penfolds Grange accounted for 2.2% of sales, mainly due to the much publicised release of the 1997, which has a retail price of around $A300 a bottle ($US165). The top selling white by value for the 2001-2002 year was Rosemount Chardonnay (another Southcorp brand).

Southcorp had eight of the 20 top sellers by value followed by Orlando Wyndham with four through its Jacob's Creek and Wyndham Estate brands.

The ranking was:

Reds:
1 Penfolds Grange
2 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet
3 Rosemount Cabernet Merlot
4 Jacob's Creek Shiraz Cabernet
5 Jamieson's Run dry red (Fosters)
7 Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz
8 Wyndham Estate Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon
9 McGuigan's Black Label
10 Wolf Blass red label Shiraz Cabernet (Fosters)

White
1 Rosemount Chardonnay
2 Jacob's Creek Chardonnay
3 Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay
4 Houghton's white Burgundy (BRL Hardy)
5 Woodley's Queen Adelaide Chardonnay (Southcorp)
6 Brown Brother moselle
7 Goundrey unwooded Chardonnay
8 Wolf Blass unwooded Chardonnay
9 McWilliams Hanwood Chardonnay
10 Rosemount Semillon Chardonnay