The definitive guide to Australian Wines
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*Individual memberships only (excl. mobile and The James Pack). Total price is $60AUD(1YR)/$100AUD(2YR) payable in full at time of purchase. Only valid for Australian residents over 18 years of age. Promo code WINE2018 required at the time of purchase.
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, The Australian Wine Encyclopedia. Titles are subject to change. Please allow up to 21 working days for delivery.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Winery members receive a FREE subscription to the new Wine Companion Magazine delivered directly to your cellar door.
Option to bulk purchase copies of the current James Halliday Australian Wine Companion book at trade discount of 35% off RRP
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Your recipient will get access to over 100,000 wine reviews and 100 new reviews exclusively for members, every month.
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.
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Alongside James Halliday is a dedicated team of tasters who review the wines in the Halliday Wine Companion guide.
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Start planning your next winery tour with our new winery section and new look winery pages
Whether you're after the most recent tasting notes, or you just want to browse through those from previous months, you'll find it all here in our archive.
In brief with James Halliday shows you the world of wine through James' eyes, sharing his wine news, commentary and titbits of personal interest.
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