Top Value Wines

Start the new year well and within budget with the help of the 2018 Top Value Wines guide.

This delectable collection contains around 40 of Australia's best current releases under $30, ranging from affordable Adelaide Hills pinot grigio and Clare Valley riesling to wallet-friendly Canberra District shiraz and Margaret River cabernet blends – all rated 90 points or above.

Free to download below (or in extended hard copy with the Feb/Mar issue of Halliday Wine Companion magazine), this compact guide includes winemaker notes on the philosophy behind each wine as well as detailed reviews by our experienced tasting panel.

Simply click the ‘fullscreen’ icon in the bottom-right corner of the e-reader frame below to peruse the $15-$20, $21-$24, and $25-$30 sections now, or select the top-left ‘download’ icon to save a PDF (3.2MB) to read later.

You can also go direct to the online listings by clicking on the section headers below, where you'll find handy links to the winery websites should you wish to snap up a bottle or 12 before everyone else catches on.

Editor’s note: Wineries pay to be included in this guide. James Halliday and his tasting team provided the reviews without knowledge of any advertising placed in conjunction with them, and were not involved in the final selection of wines.

  • 15 to 20

    Among the 13 wines priced between $15 and $20 is a 94-point Hunter Valley semillon, an irresistible Coonawarra cabernet and a cellar-worthy riesling described as potentially the 'bargain of a lifetime'.

  • 21 to 24

    In the $21 to $24 bracket you will find a 96-point sauvignon blanc semillon, a West Australian shiraz to watch and a wine 'that Dionysus himself would have consumed in large quantities'.

  • 25 to 30

    A quality Yarra Valley pinot shiraz, a bargain Great Southern chardonnay and a memorable Bordeaux blend from the Barossa Valley feature in the $25 to $30 line-up.

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Special Value

Wines considered to offer special value for money.