The Best of the Best: 2021 Varietal Winners

Twelve months and an astonishing 8775 wines later, James Halliday and his talented tasting panel have completed judging for the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion. Out of thousands of wines hailing from regions across Australia, there are just 16 standout bottles, each representing the truest and most exceptional examples of their respective varietal categories. 

In addition, we highlight the runner’s up – other outstanding examples rating 95 points or above. From shiraz to fortified and everything in between, these are the finest wines of the year. Read on to discover James Halliday’s Best of the Best by Variety.

2021 award winners

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Line-up of glasses filled with different coloured wines | Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2021