2023 Halliday Wine Companion

Awarded 5 Red Star Winery for the 8th Consecutive Year! 


James Halliday and his team taste thousands of wines every year to create the ultimate guide that recognises some of Australia’s best wines. From over 8,000 tasting notes, the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion guide provides Australia's most comprehensive tasting note library. We are thrilled to see 12 wines featured this year - including 7 wines scored with 95 points with fantastic notes by Jane Faulkner and James Halliday himself. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we have held onto our 5 Red Star Winery rating for the eighth consecutive year. We are very proud of the appraisals we’ve received for our wines and congratulate our dedicated winemaking and viticulture team!


“We are very excited with this year’s results, as they not only recognise flagship wines like our Single Vineyard Chardonnays or the inaugural release of our McLaren Vale Organic Shiraz, but also some very exciting alternative wines in the range like Trial Batch®, which really shows the scope and breadth of the wines within the portfolio” Peter Dillon, Chief Winemaker


“It is amazing to be part of a team that can collectively produce wines that consistently score so high in a publication that honours the very best of the Australian wine industry. It really is a collective effort, and I am honoured to have helped shape that through. We have had great fruit that in turn produced very exciting wines, and seeing people excited about drinking them is fantastic.” Rohan Smith, Winemaker.