Halliday Wine of the Year - 2021 Old Vine Grenache

Old Vine Grenache is Wine of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce our 2021 Old Vine Grenache has won the 2024 Wine Companion Wine of the Year. It was also named 2024 Red Wine of the Year and Grenache of the Year.

It’s a giant killer. It’s not the top wine in Yangarra Estate’s own grenache hierarchy and yet in an independent review, against wines at all price levels, it reigned supreme. It was grown on bush vines that have been doing their thing in the Blewitt Springs subregion since they went into the ground in 1946. James Halliday, when he first put the wine near his nose, said ‘I’m gone for all money without even tasting it’. This wine has it all: scent, fruit, savouriness and structure. It is rock solid, rolled gold, quality. – Campbell Mattinson


"Ex 1946 Blewitt Springs bush vines planted in a deep sandy dune that Yangarra call The Beach; dry-grown, bunch-sorted, wild yeast, open fermented and basket pressed. Bright clear though deep crimson hue; scented/perfumed, and I'm gone for all money without even tasting it. And I haven't fooled myself. Except why on earth is it only $45? Its red fruit sundae glistens with dew drops on a spider's web, yet also has a savoury echo towards the finish." – James Halliday