Assuming most of you are across this, but the 2018 Qantas epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards Dinner was carried out in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
On the evening, many awards were given out for Best Winery of the Year, Winemaker of the Year and others. An important list released was James Halliday's best wines on the previous year's tastings. See them below:
(You'll note that WA took out BEST CHARDONNAY, RIESLING and CABERNET SAUVIGNON)
Best Sparkling: 2007 Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz
Best Sauvignon Blanc: 2016 Oakdene Jessica Single Vineyard Bellarine Peninsula Sauvignon Blanc
Best Semillon: 2016 Silkman Reserve Hunter Valley Semillon
Best Riesling: 2016 Duke's Vineyard Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling
Best Chardonnay: 2014 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay
Best Shiraz: 2012 Henschke Hill Of Grace
Best Cabernet Sauvignon: 2014 Deep Woods Estate Grand Selection Yallingup Cabernet Sauvignon
Best Pinot Noir: 2015 Mount Mary Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Best Other Red: 2015 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1
Best Fortified: 1917 Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Liqueur
A huge congratulations to Leeuwin Estate, Deep Woods Estate and Duke's Vineyard - this is not only great recognition for these wineries, but a massive accolade for the state.
(Insta: #hallidayawards2018 for pics from the night)