Halliday Varietal Winner: Brokenwood’s Semillon of the Year
The Halliday Wine Companion Awards set the industry benchmark for Australian wines each year. Winner of the 2023 Semillon of the Year award with an exceptional gold medal score of 97 points was the 2014 Brokenwood Sunshine Vineyard Semillon.
With a further 14 wines being awarded gold medal scores of 95 or 96 points, Brokenwood also achieved the highest winery rating of 5 Red Stars. It’s an honour that has been awarded to only 161 wineries in the country, acknowledging their long track record of excellence.
Eight expert judges from the wine industry, including wine critic and founder James Halliday AM, taste over 8000 wines from 1100 different wineries in their search for the best of the best wines, winemakers, and viticulturists.
The intensive tasting and judging process was conducted blind this year, a first in the Halliday Wine Companion’s long history. Widely viewed as one of the most prestigious and hotly contested awards in the country, the winners were announced in early August at the distinguished Stokehouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.
“This year’s results are a wonderful testimony to the tremendous diversity of Australian wine at the top of its game,” said Halliday Wine Companion’s chiefeditor Tyson Stelzer.
For more information go to Brokenwood.com.au
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