Reviews, Awards & Accolades

5 Star Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2009 – 2018
SMH Good Food Guide - One Chef Hat 2017, 2018
Andrew Margan- Viticulturist of the Year 2015
Winner - Best Winery, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 – Hall of Fame
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, NSW & Hunter Tourism Awards 2014, 2015
Winner - Excellence in Food Tourism, Australian Tourism Awards 2014
Winner - Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year 2013
Winner - Best Restaurant, Australian Tourism Awards 2012
James Halliday
23 October 2020 | James Halliday

The significance of Hunter Valley semillon

Semillon and the Hunter Valley is a match made in harmony. Five standout producers from the region explain what it takes to make this variety shine.  Continue »

Time Posted: 23/10/2020 at 9:35 AM
James Halliday
21 October 2020 | James Halliday

Hunter Valley semillon to try

There's nothing like semillon from the Hunter Valley. If you're new to the variety – or just looking for some excellent recommendations – start here.  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/10/2020 at 9:29 AM
James Halliday
6 August 2020 | James Halliday

Our 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Results

These awards are the result of hundreds of hours of tasting by the Halliday Wine Companion team. After reviewing over 9000 Australian wines, a handful of exceptional producers are chosen by our expert panel as the best of the year.  Continue »

Time Posted: 06/08/2020 at 1:01 PM
James Halliday
8 August 2019 | James Halliday

James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Ratings

A stellar feature of Margan wines highly rated by the James Halliday Wine Companion for 2020  Continue »

Time Posted: 08/08/2019 at 9:00 AM
James Halliday
1 April 2019 | James Halliday

2017 Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourverdre awarded Gold by James Halliday

Another award for our 2017 Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourvedre  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/04/2019 at 10:00 AM
James Halliday
10 January 2018 | James Halliday

95 points for Aged Release Semillon

Aged Semillon Wine

A classic 5yo Hunter Semillon, now making the transition from youth to maturity

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