Wine Lists

Seven highly-rated white wines

By Halliday Promotion

8 Jul, 2024

Try these seven highly-rated wines from around the country. Each has been scored between 94 and 97 points by the Halliday Tasting Team. 

It may be winter but it's never a bad time to drink highly-rated white wines. These seven tasting notes are all new to Wine Companion and the wines have been scored between 94 and 97 points by the Halliday Tasting Team, placing them in the 'outstanding' bracket. With a range of varieties and prices ($35–$95), there's something here for everyone. 

For the chardonnay lovers, try the 95-point Tribute Series Lady Pamela Chardonnay from Coombe Yarra Valley. Philip Rich has described the wine as "flavoursome, gently textured, persistent and long...". Or try Montalto's 2022 Chardonnay. Also 95 points, Jane Faulkner puts it simply by saying "a glass of this makes everything better". 

If you're after value for money, you can't go wrong with Fowles Wine's 2023 Stone Dwellers Single Vineyard Riesling, scored 94 points. "This little beauty", as Jeni Port calls it, is just $35. Or for the grenache-blanc lovers, try the 2023 rendition from Whistling Eagle Vineyard. At $40, Jeni Port writes that the wine is "all-round impressive". 

Have you tried savagnin before? If not, you're in for a treat with these two expressions from Crittenden Estate, which Jane Faulkner says has spearheaded the style. The 2019 Cri de Coeur Sous Voile Savagnin and Macvin #5 Savagnin have been rated 97 points and 95 points, respectively. 

Rounding out the whites round-up is Peter Lehmann, with their 2017 The Master's Collection Margaret Semillon. The 96-point wine provides "complex drinking and a length of flavour that many producers aspire to," as Dave Brookes says.

Find your new favourite white wine below.