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James Halliday AM

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James Halliday AM

Editor at large

James Halliday AM

Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday is the founder of the Halliday Wine Companion. With a wine career spanning over 50 years, he was one of the founders of Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley, and later, Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley. James is an unmatched authority on all aspects of the wine industry, and for more than 30 years, was among the most senior and active wine judges in Australia. He has won a clutch of awards for his contributions, including the Australian wine industry’s ultimate accolade, the Maurice O’Shea Award.  

In 2010 he was made of Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the wine industry. James has written or contributed to over 80 books on wine since 1970 and has written a weekly wine column for Australian newspapers since 1978.

Regional focus: Langhorne Creek, SA.

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