Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

2023 James Halliday Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge

Five of our Ultimate Wineries were big winners at the recent James Halliday Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge held on 7 September 2023.

The James Halliday Australian Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge is a partnership between Margaret River Wine Association and Wine Yarra Valley. Judging is held in alternate regions and this year, the Yarra Valley hosted the 2023 Challenge.

Our big trophy winners are below:

Brokenwood Wines

Best Hunter Valley Chardonnay: 2022 Oakey Creek Vineyard Chardonnay (95 points)

Best Beechworth Chardonnay: 2022 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay (96 points)

Best Tumbarumba Chardonnay: 2021 Maragle Vineyard Chardonnay (95 points)

St Hugo

Best Eden Valley Chardonnay: 2022 Eden Valley Chardonnay (95 points)

Swinging Bridge

Best Orange Chardonnay: 2021 Caldwell Lane Chardonnay (95 points)


Best Coonawarra Cabernet: 2021 Sanctum Cabernet Sauvignon (96 points)


Best McLaren Vale Cabernet: 2021 The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon (96 points)


Congratulations to our Ultimate Wineries on these amazing results!