Halliday Award Winning Wines

We are proud to announce our 2021 Julius Riesling has been named Riesling of the Year at the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Awards where more than 8,000 wines were blind tasted by a panel of eight judges, which was led by renowned wine critic and vigneron, Founder James Halliday AM, and award-winning wine communicator, Tyson Stelzer as Chief Editor.

Stephen and Prue Henschke were in attendance to accept the award alongside joint winner Best’s Wines for Riesling of the Year.

“We are delighted that our 2021 Julius Riesling has been recognised as one of the best rieslings in Australia. Henschke has a long history of producing exceptional riesling, dating back to the 1960s when my father Cyril established a beautiful planting of riesling in Eden Valley,” said Stephen.

“The 2021 Julius was the wine of the vintage. It is finely strutured with excellent flavour intensity and concentration. A cool season with slow ripening on the vine has built incredible aromas of frangipani, Kaffir lime, citrus blossom and lime zest, with hints of green peppercorn. This wine has minerality and texture in spades, showing layers of lime, grapefruit and white peach on the palate, balanced by defined acidity and a long, crisp finish.

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Full reviews and scores have been published in the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion book and are also available on winecompanion.com.au.

2023 Halliday Wine Companion – Top Rated Henschke Wines

2017 Hill of Grace
99 Points

2021 Julius Riesling
98 Points

2017 Mount Edelstone
97 Points

2017 Hill of Roses
97 Points

2021 Peggy’s Hill
97 Points

2017 The Wheelwright
96 Points

2018 Apple Tree Bench
95 Points

2018 Keyneton Euphonium
95 Points

2019 Abbotts Prayer
94 Points

2019 Tappa Pass
94 Points

2019 Marble Angel
94 Points

2019 Johann’s Garden
94 Points

2020 Johann’s Garden
94 Points

2019 The Rose Grower
93 Points

Five Shillings

2020 Five Shillings
93 Points

2018 The Rose Grower
93 Points

2020 Henry’s Seven
92 Points

Collection of outstanding Halliday Top Rated wines