Margaret River wines win more awards

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wineries.jpg.pagespeed.ce.z_ueDdiQC8In the 2016 edition of James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Margaret River has again done very well. Not only did the region achieve some tremendous collective results throughout, it also secured Australia’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia’s Best Chardonnay and Australia’s Best Other Reds.
Last month the 16th edition of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion (now known as the Halliday Wine Companion) was released and Margaret River was once again very well represented! Competition is intense for a place in Australia’s best of the best and 2016 was no exception!
The end result for all wineries who receive such high gradings by such assessment is extremely satisfying, not only for the individuals involved but the region at large as it does set another quality standard in the years ahead.
Again Margaret River also achieved great success in the associated awards, winning:


Ten of the Best New Wineries


  • Cloudburst
  • Domaine Naturaliste


Ten of the Best Value Wineries


  • Larry Cherubino Wines


Ten Dark Horses


  • Greedy Sheep


In summary for 2016 there are 60 Margaret River wineries that have made James Halliday’s 5 star grade with some new faces. The list can be found in the full commentary by clicking here. The commentary also includes Margaret River awarded wines by variety.
The winners of the Qantas epiQure Halliday Australian Wine Companion Awards were also announced last month with Margaret River taking out three of the Best Australian Varietal of the Year Awards:


  • Chardonnay: 2013 Deep Woods Estate Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay – 98 points
  • Other Reds: 2013 Cullen Diana Madeline – 98 points
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: 2011 Devil’s Lair 9th Chamber Cabernet Sauvignon –  98 points



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