Varietal Winners

Chardonnay

James Halliday by James Halliday
1025 chardonnays were tasted for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion. Of that number, 46 were awarded points of 97 or greater. Examples from regions on both sides of Australia have a strong foothold in this year’s top chardonnays and include Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley, the Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills. Margaret River, somewhat unsurprisingly, walks away with this year’s winning chardonnay.