The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Riesling: A portent of the future? Three wines from WA, one from the Adelaide Hills, and one from the Clare Valley.
Semillon: There is no parallel to Hunter Valley semillon elsewhere in Australia – or in the world. This is both bane and blessing: an orphan immune from competition, but relatively unknown outside Sydney.
Sauvignon Blanc and blends: Three high quality wines that I would be happy to drink any time, anywhere, but seriously challenged by chardonnay.
Chardonnay: Without a shadow of a doubt, chardonnay is on the way back to the top, if not already there. Margaret River and Yarra Valley may claim bragging rights, but there is competition from everywhere.
Other whites: Other than the Marsanne, there was nothing to stand up to chardonnay in the tussle for space.
Next: Best red wines over $20
You must be registered with Wine Companion to view tasting notes.
Castle Rock Estate
Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Deep Woods Estate
Fighting Gully Road
Pepper Tree Wines
Robert Oatley Vineyards
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Without $ sign, e.g. 25.99
You have bottles in
All purchase history for this wine will be deleted.
Select if you would like to Add or Remove bottles of this wine.
Please wait while we update your wine...
Your Virtual Cellar has been updated
Become a member
Alongside James Halliday is a dedicated team of tasters who review the wines in the Halliday Wine Companion guide.
Meet the team
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.
Read in brief
Get started with our Virtual Cellar and you'll be able to manage your own collection, add tasting notes and set drink now alerts.
Copyright 2018 WineCompanion.com.au
Get two bonus bottles of wine when you become a member*
Sign up now
For the full winecompanion.com.au experience, please update your web browser. to something less antiquated
Wines considered to offer special value for money.