Individual membership

Halliday Wine Companion is the largest and most comprehensive collection of independent Australian wine reviews from Australia’s pre-eminent wine authority, James Halliday OAM. It’s designed to help wine lovers at all levels, from enthusiasts to passionate collectors.

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    Claim your exclusive member benefits:

  • Halliday Wine Companion magazine, Australia's bestselling wine magazine*

    Members will receive the magazine bi-monthly. Halliday Wine Companion magazine showcases the latest drinking trends, interviews with winemakers, food and wine matches, inspiring travel guides, and plenty more. 

  • Massive wine library

    This is Australia's largest library of wine reviews. Read independent reviews of wines before you purchase them, from iconic stalwarts to great value drops, with access to more than 100,000 tasting notes from James Halliday and Campbell Mattinson.

  • 10,000+ new tasting notes

    With over 10,000 new tasting notes released each year, including 100 new tasting notes each month, you have access to the latest independent reviews as wines are released.

  • Comprehensive coverage

    Covering more than 120 varietals from nearly 3000 wineries, across 60+ vintages, if a wine is Australian and has passed the review mark, you will find it on Halliday.

  • Help manage your cellar

    Organise, price and manage your wine cellar with the Halliday Virtual Cellar. Get notified when drink-by dates approach and build your own wish-list of wines to buy. It’s the perfect management tool for wine obsessives.

  • International members: To sign up or renew your membership, please contact

    *Singlefile wine & Cuvee chocolates offer terms and conditions: Prices listed are in Australian Dollars. Only valid for individual memberships (excluding mobile). Only valid for Australian residents over the age of 18. Promo code required at time of purchase. Full list of terms and conditions can be found here.

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    ^Halliday Wine Companion magazine and 'The James Pack' contents can only be delivered to an Australian postal address. The three books that are included with 'The James Pack': Halliday Wine Companion 2018 guide, A Life in Wine, Varietal Wines. Titles are subject to change. Please allow up to 21 working days for delivery. 

  • The James Pack:
    One year website & magazine subscription plus
    3 books by James^(excluded from free wine offer) membership


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  • Two year website & magazine subscription* membership


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Winery Membership

Sign up for a Classic or Vintage Winery membership and let Wine Companion help build your winery brand by giving you exposure to our members. A membership will help you sell more wine and drive visits to your cellar door.

Wine Companion has over 100,000 visitors each and every month, from end consumers right through to the wine trade. We have two membership options – a one year Classic ($349) or one year Vintage ($429), so there’s a perfect package for every winery. Discover the membership benefits below.

    Exclusive winery membership benefits:

  • Download and use James Halliday's tasting notes

    One year usage rights to your wines' reviews, tasting notes and winery review in your own marketing and promotional material. Select and download your reviews in a specially co-branded PDF format, perfect for your cellar door, or download a spreadsheet of your reviews.

  • Customise your winery listing

    All members can now customise their winery page by adding information about your winery, image galleries, a logo, a Google map, opening hours, a link to your website and a contact form as well as provide stockist and sales information. Now, get even more customisation options with a vintage membership.

  • Connect directly with customers and the trade

    Add your email address and let customers contact you through Wine Companion. We've already seen lots of activity from users (consumer and trade), contacting wineries to find out cellar door information, sales and distributor information and much more besides. Make sure your customers can access you through our website.

  • Free subscription to Wine Companion Magazine

    Winery members receive a FREE subscription to the new Wine Companion Magazine delivered directly to your cellar door.

  • Trade discounts

    Option to bulk purchase copies of the current James Halliday Australian Wine Companion book at trade discount of 35% off RRP

  • Provide sales information

    Whether you want to send sales traffic to your cellar door or to your favourite retailer, all winery listings now feature the ability to link to a retailer of your choice meaning customers can always find the best place to purchase your wines.

  • Advertise with us

    To request a media kit and discover advertising options on, please email

  • You can view the many benefits of Winery Memberships here.

  • Find & claim your winery to become a member

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Retail Membership

Become a retail member on Wine Companion and use Jamesʼ tasting notes in your marketing.

James Halliday is Australiaʼs leading wine critic and vigneron and his reviews influence many of Australiaʼs serious wine buyers. A retail membership to Wine Companion will grant you a license to quote and use Jamesʼ tasting notes in your marketing and sales material both online and offline.

  • Convert sales

    Use Jamesʼs reviews to help convert traffic and footfall into sales

  • Download tasting notes

    Choose the reviews you want to use and download them in PDF and CSV formats

  • Use review across your store

    Options are available for licenses covering the usage of up to 250 and 2000 tasting notes per year.

  • Up to 250 tasting notes Membership $1250


Gift a Membership

Wine Companion is the leading destination for lovers of Australian wine, offering members more than 100,000 tasting notes and ratings from respected wine critic, James Halliday.

You can gift a One Year Website + Magazine subscription or a Two Year Website + Magazine subscription. With 100 new tasting notes added each month, you can be sure they’ll never buy a dodgy drop again – all for the price of one good bottle of wine! Discover all of our member benefits below.

    Exclusive gift membership benefits:

  • Personalise your gift

    Create a special ʻGift Membershipʼ email, delivered to your recipient on a date you specify containing their brand new Halliday Wine Companion membership and a personalised message from you.

  • Give the gift of wine discovery

    Your recipient will get access to over 100,000 wine reviews and 100 new reviews exclusively for members, every month.

  • Their own Virtual Cellar

    Your recipient can create their very own Virtual Cellar to take their interest in wine to the next level and track the wines they drink, buy and wish to try.

  • Exclusive news

    Access to previously unpublished material including articles, news and commentary.

  • Terms and conditions of Thompson Estate wine offer can be found here.

  • The James Pack:
    One year website & magazine subscription plus
    3 books by James^(excluded from free wine offer) membership


    Gift a membership

  • One year website & magazine subscription* membership


    Gift a membership

  • Two year website & magazine subscription* membership


    Gift a membership


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