2016 High Sands Grenache WINE OF THE YEAR 2020

"This is the king of Australian Grenache and not to be undertaken lightly. Deep, although clear in colour, it has a rainbow of flavours, its deep roots probing the soil nearby for sustenance that will provide tannins and all things needed for the grapes to reveal the magic evolution of the red flowers and spices of this wine."


James Halliday has awarded Yangarra High Sands Grenache 2016 Wine of the Year 2020 at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards. The High Sands also received 99 Points and won its category of Best Shiraz/or Grenache. This is a fantastic achievement for Team Yangarra but also for McLaren Vale Grenache. We are honoured to have the High Sands recognised as being "the king of Australian Grenache"!

We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the other winners on the evening, being: Jim Barry Wines (Winery of the Year), Vanya Cullen (Winemaker of the Year), Shy Susan Wines (Best New Winery), Dal Zotto Wines (Dark Horse of the Year) and Domaine Naturaliste (Best Value Winery of the Year).

Yangarra received 9 wines with scores 94 and above as listed below. Since we began this journey back in 2001, we have been so delighted to see our wines steadily gain respect and critical acclaim, culminating in this achievement. 

2016 Yangarra High Sands Grenache – 99 points
2017 Yangarra King’s Wood Shiraz – 99 points
2017 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz – 97 points
2016 Whole Bunch Shiraz – 97 Points
2017 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Old Vine Grenache – 97 points
2016 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz – 96 points
2017 Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache – 96 points
2017 Yangarra GSM – 95 Points
2018 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Blanc – 94 points

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