The Halliday Wine Companion Awards

Dark Horse Winery

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Renzaglia Wines – O'Connell/Central Ranges, NSW

In the past, a history of at least four lesser ratings has been mandated. However, our new system of awarding star ratings based on a three-year rolling average makes it inherently difficult for wineries to qualify for a Dark Horse listing. Consequently, the requirement of a four-year track record has been dropped. Meet this year's winner below:

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The Renzaglia wine line up at the cellar door.
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These are the sort of savoury mid-weighters across price points that this country should make more of.
Minimal imprint in the vineyard and winery, judicious use of high-quality oak and courageous extraction gift us with a suite of detailed, precise and prodigiously digestible wines. These are the sort of savoury mid-weighters across price points that this country should make more of. With growing traction on the best lists of Sydney, I suggest you grab some of these wines while the going is still good. – NG

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Winemaker and owner Mark Renzaglia.

Tyson Stelzer on our 2022 Dark Horse Winery


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Previous Dark Horse Winery recipients were Singlefile Wines (2014), Haselgrove Wines (2015), Terindah Estate (2016), Arlewood Estate (2017), Boat O’Craigo (2018), Principia (2019), Dal Zotto (2020) and Yarran Wines (2021).


*This is an edited extract from the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, with reviews by Jane Faulkner, James Halliday, Erin Larkin, Tony Love, Ned Goodwin MW, Jeni Port and chief editor Tyson Stelzer.


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