The Best of the Best: Varietal Winners

The wines have been tasted, the points awarded and the winners announced! 

It is no small task putting together the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion. To compile the guide’s pages, James Halliday and his team spend months tasting the wines submitted by wineries across Australia. The total number of wines tasted this year is an impressive 9289. The Halliday Wine Companion Awards is the celebration of this mammoth effort and the evening sees the guide’s top winners and best varietals announced in grand style. On the night, 3072 Riedel glasses are used to serve almost $70,000 worth of outstanding Australian wine. Plus this year’s awards also mark James’ 80th birthday, an occasion that coincides with his near 50-year service to the wine industry.