2019 Awards

Every year, James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand featured in the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide. With categories that include Wine of the Year, Best Value Winery, Winemaker of the Year and Best New Winery, James and his team cherry pick the high performers from a range of criteria to offer a true representation of the nation's greatest names in wine.

The top Australian wines, wineries and winemakers are celebrated at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards, which takes place on the evening prior to the release of the annual guide. This Australian wine awards is one of the most anticipated events on the national drinks calendar, and industry personalities, journalists, reviewers, retailers, sommeliers and wine lovers meet in Melbourne for the ceremony each year. A limited number of tickets will be released via an Awards presale, coming soon, with priority given to previous attendees and Halliday Wine Companion members. Sign up here to find out more.

Savour and swirl 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Award Winners at the Halliday Sip Series

The spirit of this year’s Halliday Wine Companion guide doesn’t stop with the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Awards. The celebration continues with the inaugural Halliday Sip Series event. Held on the first Sunday following the awards, the Halliday Sip Series is an open-to-the-public showcase of some of the award-winning wines, winemakers and wineries featured in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion guide.

The full list of award-winning wines and wineries displayed at Halliday Sip Series will be announced Thursday, 2 August. Wine enthusiasts can expect the tasting line-up to include sips from:

  • The 2019 Winery of the Year
  • A selection from the winery that produced the 2019 Wine of the Year
  • Past winners of the Winemaker of the Year and Best Value Winery of the Year awards

This is in addition to a number of wines that scored 90 points or more in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, such as a 99-point Victorian pinot noir and a Barossa Valley Grenache with 98 points. Event-goers will also have the chance to purchase glasses, bottles and cases of their favourite wines from the day.

Tickets to Halliday Sip Series are limited, so if you don’t want to miss out on your chance to taste some of Australia’s best wines, get in quick to buy yours now.

Buy your ticket to the Halliday Sip Series here.

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