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The Halliday Wine Companion Award

8 Aug 2019 | Cherry Cai

The yearly Halliday Wine Companion Awards was held yesterday night, 7th August 2019. At the awards, the best of Australian Wine was presented to a room full of wine enthusiasts and vintners. The selection and number of wines tasted this year was impressive (more than 9048 wines), however, there could only be one winner from each category presented. And without further ado, the winners as introduced by James Halliday himself.

Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Award Winners

Winery of the year

Jim Barry Wines

"Jim Barry Wines has established a second-to-none hold on Clare Valley Riesling..." - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020


Winemaker of the year

Vanya Cullen

"Her commitment to improving Cullen Wines while leaving the world a better place is reflected in the winery's carbon-neural and naturally powered status." - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Wine of the year

Yangarra Estate Vineyard High Sands McLaren Vale Grenache 2016

"Wines from each barrel were tasted prior to bottling, and only those that best portrayed the pedigree of this tiny but utterly exceptional place were bottled." - James Halliday 2020, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Best value winery

Domaine Naturaliste

"...wines of this price and class won't be around next year." - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Best new winery

Shy Susan Wines

"I cannot remember any prior recipient of this award spinning together such a spectacular list of 5-glass rated wines." -James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Dark Horse of The Year

Dal Zotto Wines


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 To read more about about these exceptional wineries, winemakers, and the other wines tasted this year, find a copy of the new Halliday Wine Companion 2020 at your local bookstore or find an online retailer here.