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Australia’s best wineries according to the Halliday Wine Companion Awards

According to Australia's most prestigious wine awards.

The Halliday Wine Companion, Australia’s most prestigious wine awards, has just dropped the 2024 shortlist of the country’s best wineries. Since its inception almost 30 years ago, the Halliday Wine Companion Awards have become the undisputed authority on Australian wine. This year, their expert panel of wine tasters blind-reviewed over 7500 wines across more than 1100 wineries.

Here’s the wineries that made the shortlist:

Alkina Wine, Barossa Valley

Nestled in the heart of Australia’s premier wine region, the Barossa Valley, Alkina Wine is a boutique winery. Whilst they’re best known for their shiraz as well as their Grenache, Mataro, and Riesling, they’re also have luxurious accommodation options to stay in too. The Alkina Old Quarter Homestead and Cottage earned the winery the Global Best Of Wine Tourism Award for Wine Tourism Accommodation earlier this year.

Alkina Wine in the Barossa Valley is a contender for Best Winery. Instagram.


Giant Steps, Yarra Valley

Giant Steps in Victoria’s Yarra Valley is another contender for the prestigious Best Winery award at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards. Whilst Giant Steps is hailed for housing great wine, its also being recognised for housing live music events, art exhibitions, cooking classes and luxurious accommodation too.


Silkman Wines, Hunter Valley

After just 11 years in operation, Silkman Wines in the Hunter Valley have already received a substantial amount of recognition in the winemaking community, particularly from James Halliday. The winery have been recognised for their Semillon, chardonnay, and shiraz as well as their ethical vineyard practices and commitment to sustainability.


Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley

Since 1978, Oakridge Wines has been serving up delicious wines to the Yarra Valley and beyond. Best known for their stellar Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Oakridge Wines have clinched accolades at the International Wine Challenge, Decanter World Wine Awards, and James Halliday Wine Companion Awards.


House of Arras, Northern Tasmania

The House of Arras winery is a testament to Tasmania’s cool climate and diverse terroir. The winery houses Australia’s most awarded sparkling wine brand with 110 trophies and over 290 gold medals received across the domestic and international wine show circuits.


Brokenwood, Hunter Valley

Brokenwood winery in the Hunter Valley is the last of the wineries to make the prestigious shortlist. With their award-winning Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, ILR Reserve Semillon, and beloved Cricket Pitch range, Brokenwood have been contributing outstanding varietals to Australia’s wine landscape since 1970.

Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley is also in the running for Best Winery. Instagram.

As well as the best wineries, the Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2024 also have categories for best value, best new winery and the dark horse winery. The shortlisted contenders include:

  • BEST VALUE WINERY:
  • Billy Button Wines, Alpine Valleys
  • Bleasdale Vineyards, Langhorne Creek
  • Bremerton Wines, Langhorne Creek
  • De Bortoli, Yarra Valley
  • Forest Hill Vineyard, Great Southern
  • Mulline, Geelong
  • Stella Bella Wines, Margaret River
  • Trentham Estate, Murray Darling

  • BEST NEW WINERY:
  • Dilworth & Allain, Macedon Ranges
  • Granjoux, Beechworth
  • HATCH, Barossa Valley
  • Iggy, Barossa Valley
  • Jane Eyre, Yarra Valley
  • Sami-Odi, Barossa Valley
  • Utzinger, Tasmania
  • Vinya Vella, Barossa Valley

  • DARK HORSE WINERY:
  • Amour Wines, Orange
  • ChaLou, Orange
  • Samson Tall, McLaren Vale
  • See Saw Wines, Orange
  • Solum, Mornington Peninsula
  • The Pawn Wine Co., South Australia

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