2022 Halliday Wine Companion Awards

The results for this years Halliday Wine Companion ratings are in & we’re so happy that our little boutique winery on the South Coast has brought home 5 Silver & 4 Bronze medals, and keeping our overall 4.5 star rating.

Congratulations to Wally on another year of wonderful results!

Here’s a snapshot of the results for you. Don’t forget that if you spend $50 or more in a single transaction online then you go in the draw to win our Golden Ticket Giveaway! If any of these wines sound beautiful to you, why not give them a try for your yourself. There’s never been a better time to support local.

Coming in with the highest rating was our beloved Dusty Dog Shiraz.

2018 Dusty Dog Shiraz

Silver Medal 92

We source the fruit for our premium Dusty Dog Shiraz from the cool-climate region of Hilltops. Described as ‘still, long, detailed & energetic. Plenty to like’ – and we have to agree! This Rhone inspired shiraz is one of our most popular for good reason. Have you tried the 2018 vintage yet? It’s only recently released, why not grab a bottle & see for yourself how it stacks up to previous years!

2019 Barbera

Silver Medal 91

Fruit for our Barbera is also grown in the hilltops region before it’s carefully shipped to our winery in Ulladulla.

Described as having ‘dark bitter cherry, amaro, root spice & orange peel – medium weight & moreish. A highly successful rendition best enjoyed young’

2019 Pinot Noir

Bronze Medal 89

A fragrant pinot that has been described as ‘immensely energetic’ with notes of ‘cherry, sandalwood’ and even tequila! Goodwin has recommended to try this one chilled, an interesting choice that we’ll definitely have to try once it starts to warm up!

2018 Merlot

Bronze Medal 87

Celebrated as an ‘easy-going luncheon sort of wine with mid-weighted feel, plum, violet & mint accents’. This wonderful Merlot’s fruit is grown in the cool-climate region of Hilltops in NSW. It’s fermentation occurring with wild yeasts and maturation in premium French oak.

2019 Sangiovese

Bronze Medal 88

Goodwin indicated that this easy going, dry table red has reason to ‘drink it with gusto’ and we won’t say no to that! Complimenting it as a beautiful backdrop to the moment surrounding the wine, something we love to celebrate here as we strive to always provide a place for you to be in the moment with your family & friends.

Unfortunately these wines hand-crafted at our winery near Mollymook have since sold out, but we of course want to celebrate their awards too!

2019 Pointer Pinot Noir (Sold Out)

Silver Medal 91

Fruit for this beautiful Pinot was sourced from Tumbarumba. Ned Goodwin has described it as ‘loads of fun’ after enjoying the ‘tannins, a douse of turmeric, tamarind, mescal & orange zest’ while adding the appreciation of strawberry. His comments that ‘things are increasingly done right here’ makes us very excited for the vintage currently in barrel, bring on the 2021 Pointer Pinot Noir!

2019 Pointer Chardonnay (Sold Out)

Silver Medal 91

Again, the fruit for this beautiful Chardonnay was sourced from Tumbarumba. Celebrated as ‘contemporary cool-climate Aussie chardonnay 101.’ & boasting ‘cream of wheat & nougatine scents, offsetting tangy stone-fruit riffs & good crunchy length’

This one was our General manager Jen’s absolute favourite drop, and we share her excitement looking to the new 2021 vintage for this beautiful Chardonnay!

2019 Nebbiolo (Sold Out)

Silver Medal 93

Our highest scoring wine for this year, our Nebbiolo was saluted for ‘aromas of dried rose, sandalwood, tea leaf and woodsy cherry, are spot on. Best, the blaze of expanding sweetness across the mid-palate before it is curtailed from excess by a twine of beautiful herb-encased tannins. Fine length. Poised, precise and delicious.’

While this stunning wine has since sold out, we have barrels aging as we speak for our 2021 vintage and it’ shaping up to be even more beautiful – can’t wait for this one!

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