Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2019

The Australian wine industry is booming, and these wines, wineries and winemakers are leading the pack. Learn about James Halliday's standouts from the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide ahead. 

Every year, James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand featured in the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide. With categories that include Wine of the Year, Best Value Winery, Winemaker of the Year and Best New Winery, James and his team cherry pick the high performers from a range of criteria to offer a true representation of the nation's greatest names in wine. Learn about the latest award winners below, which were announced at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards on August 1. The awards is one of the most anticipated events on the Australian drinks calendar, and industry personalities, media, reviewers, retailers, sommeliers and wine lovers meet in Melbourne for the ceremony each year.

Read James Halliday's introduction to the new edition of the guide, or order your Halliday Wine Companion 2019

2019 Varietal Winners

The best of the varietals have been named. From semillon and shiraz, to cabernet sauvignon and sparkling, discover the pick of the bunch here.

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Halliday Wine Companion Best of the Best Varietal Winners
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2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards