Wine Lists

Stellar Australian Vintages

By Eliza Campbell

20 Nov, 2019

Check your cellar to see if you have unknowingly acquired some of these outstanding wines (or hunt some down at auction). 

    The following Australian wine regions had some truly exceptional vintages. Use this list as a guide for cellaring investment, a special birth-year gift or to curate your own collection. 

    Best by year

  • 2018 wine vintage

  • White wine: Henty (VIC), Alpine Valleys (VIC)
    Red wine: Henty (VIC), Southern Fleurieu (SA), Granite Belt (QLD) 
    Halliday rating 98/100 | RRP $45.00 | drink by 2045

  • 2017 wine vintage

  • White wine: Alpine Valleys (VIC), Eden Valley (SA)
    Red wine: N/A
    Halliday rating 96/100 | RRP $35.00 | drink by 2028

  • 2016 wine vintage

  • White wine: Wrattonbully (SA), Canberra District (ACT)
    Red wine: Wrattonbully (SA), Heathcote (VIC)
    Halliday recommends: Murrumbateman Syrah, Clonakilla 

    Halliday rating 98/100 | RRP $120.00 | drink by 2040

  • 2015 wine vintage

  • White wine: Adelaide Hills (SA), Eden Valley (SA), Canberra District (ACT)
    Red wine: Alpine Valleys (VIC), Geelong Henty, Yarra Valley (VIC), Canberra District (ACT)

    Halliday rating 98/100 | RRP $70.00 | drink by 2035

  • 2014 wine vintage

  • White wine: Perth Hills (WA)
    Red wine: Hunter Valley (NSW) 

    Halliday rating 98/100 | RRP $50.00 | drink by 2054

  • 2013 wine vintage

  • White wine: Perth Hills (WA)
    Red wine: Henty (NSW), Rutherglen (VIC)
    Halliday rating 98/100 | RRP $75.00 | drink by 2051

  • 2010 wine vintage

  • White wine: N/A
    Red wine: Mornington Peninsula (VIC), Langhorne Creek (SA)
    Halliday rating 97/100 | RRP $44.00 | drink by 2020

  • 2009 wine vintage

    Red wine:
    Swan District (WA), Kangaroo Island (SA), Hunter Valley (NSW)
    White wine: Perth hills (WA), Swan district (WA)
    Halliday rating 96/100 | RRP $45.00 | drink by 2025

    See our definitive guide to Australian vintages with the Halliday Vintage Chart.

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