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28 South Australian wineries named in Halliday’s Top 100

Curated by chief editor Campbell Mattinson, this list is a testament to the unparalleled excellence of Australian wineries and serves as a guide for wine enthusiasts across the country.

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The Halliday Wine Companion has revealed its eagerly awaited Top 100 Wineries for 2023.

Curated by chief editor Campbell Mattinson, this list is a testament to the unparalleled excellence of Australian wineries and serves as a guide for wine enthusiasts across the country.

As Mattinson puts it, these are the wineries that ensure “you’ll always drink well.”

Oakridge from the Yarra Valley clinched the coveted top position. Hot on its heels was South Australia’s Yangarra, celebrated for its trailblazing wines. Other notable mentions include Margaret River’s Cullen Wines and the Hunter Valley’s Tyrrell’s Wines, both of which secured spots in the top 10.

The selection process was rigorous, with a specific set of criteria ensuring a level playing field for all contenders. Factors like recent submissions to the Companion, consistent quality, high-scoring wines, and overall consistency played pivotal roles in the final decision.

Mattinson emphasized the significance of the producers, stating, “Vineyards, varieties, vintages, and sub-regions are vital, but the decision-makers in the process are often the deciding factor.” He further added, “This list represents producers who understand that they owe their success to the consumers and are willing to put their reputation on the line with every wine they release.”

Victoria emerged as the dominant region with 42 wineries on the list, including 15 from the Yarra Valley. South Australia followed with 28 wineries, Western Australia with 13, Tasmania with nine, and New South Wales with eight.

To commemorate this achievement, select winners from the Top 100 Wineries will embark on a tour to Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne next month. This tour will offer wine aficionados a unique opportunity to sample these award-winning wines and immerse themselves in the pinnacle of Australian wine craftsmanship.


1. Oakridge 

2. Yangarra 

3. Mount Pleasant 

4. Giant Steps 

5. By Farr 

6. Grosset 

7. Cullen 

8. Tyrrell’s 

9. Bindi 

10. Mount Mary 

11. Giaconda 

12. Henschke 

13. Penfolds 

14. Yarra Yering 

15. Hoddles Creek Estate 

16. Chatto 

17. Coldstream Hills 

18. House of Arras 

19. Adelina 

20. Yeringberg 

21. Wynns Coonawarra Estate 

22. Yabby Lake 

23. Clonakilla 

24. Gembrook Hill 

25. Vasse Felix 

26. Bass Phillip 

27. Yalumba 

28. Bannockburn 

29. Tapanappa 

30. Sorrenberg 

31. Bleasdale 

32. Serrat 

33. Pooley 

34. Tolpuddle 

35. Dappled 

36. Dr. Edge 

37. Leeuwin Estate 

38. Mulline 

39. Penley Estate 

40. Gentle Folk 

41. Deep Woods Estate 

42. Frankland Estate 

43. Joshua Cooper 

44. Xanadu 

45. Place of Changing Winds 

46. Murdoch Hill 

47. Craiglee 

48. Cherubino 

49. Montalto 

50. Hickinbotham 

51. Seville Estate 

52. Bondar 

53. Bekkers 

54. L.A.S Vino 

55. Curly Flat 

56. Savaterre 

57. Collector Wines 

58. Brokenwood 

59. Stella Bella 

60. Shaw + Smith 

61. Neldner Road 

62. Pepper Tree 

63. De Bortoli (Yarra Valley) 

64. Garagiste 

65. Paringa Estate 

66. Domenica 

67. Stargazer 

68. Crittenden Estate 

69. Mayer 

70. Flametree 

71. Rieslingfreak 

72. Castle Rock 

73. Torbreck 

74. Eldorado Road 

75. Delamere Vineyards 

76. Wantirna Estate 

77. Eastern Peake 

78. Juniper 

79. Spinifex 

80. Head Wines 

81. Traviarti 

82. The Story 

83. Stefano Lubiana 

84. Alkina 

85. Scotchman’s Hill 

86. Seppeltsfield 

87. Best’s 

88. Swinney 

89. Mount Langi Ghiran 

90. Parker Coonawarra Estate 

91. Thomas Wines 

92. Dalwhinnie 

93. Paul Osicka 

94. Ricca Terra Farms 

95. Sailor Seeks Horse 

96. Nick O’Leary Wines 

97. Rochford 

98. Two Hands 

99. MMAD 

100. Mordrelle 

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