We’re particularly proud to have received James Halliday’s red 5-star winery rating, awarded to only 8% of Australian wineries in the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion. We have also received nine ratings of 95 points or higher in this year's companion; a true testament to our consistency in quality.

Briar Ridge was also included in the top 12 shortlist for 'Best Value Winery of the Year' with ten of our wines receiving a 'Special Value' status and the following written about our value.

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Briar Ridge has been a model of stability, and has the comfort of substantial estate vineyards from which it is able to select the best grapes. This Hunter Valley producer has both its value and quality cylinders firing across a range of varieties and styles: fiano, shiraz, chardonnay, semillon and albariño among them.
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We have summarised some highlights from this year's 'Companion' below. Click on a product if you wish to read more.

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Region
Hunter Valley
Appellation

Type
White
Varietal
Albarino

The latest vintage of our award-winning Albariño.

Packed with lemon zest, grapefruit and tropical notes this wine is well-balanced with texture and richness. Truly a delight!

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Halliday's Wine Companion
95
Region
Hunter Valley
Appellation

Type
White
Varietal
Fiano

Made in the traditional style displaying aromatic notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom. The intensely flavoured palate shows ginger spice, Nashi pear and subtle nutty characters combined with a rich and textured mid-palate.

Awarded 92 points | 2022 The Wine Front - Kasia Sobiesiak

 

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Halliday's Wine Companion
95
Region
Hunter Valley
Appellation

Type
White
Varietal
Chardonnay

From the vineyard’s best block of Chardonnay,  the result is a powerful, decadent yet restrained Hunter Valley Chardonnay. This recently won the Gold Medal and Trophy for 'Best Hunter Valley Chardonnay' in the 2022 James Halliday Australian Chardonnay Challenge.

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Halliday's Wine Companion
95
Region
Hunter Valley
Appellation

Type
White
Varietal
Chardonnay

A seriously fine Chardonnay. Featuring white flowers, nectarine and gun powder notes on the nose. The judicious use of oak provides delicate structure and length.

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Club Radica

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Halliday's Wine Companion
96
Region
Hunter Valley
Appellation

Type
Red
Varietal
Shiraz

A classic medium-bodied Hunter Shiraz, this red is intensely perfumed and flavoured.  This wine reveals a lovely intense red fruit palate complemented by savoury and spice characters in classic Hunter Valley style, typical of the Dairy Hill block.

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$55.00
 
SKU: 21SHZDH
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$330.00
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Halliday's Wine Companion
96
Wine Advocate
95
Region
Hunter Valley
Appellation

Type
Red
Varietal
Shiraz

Made in a traditional Hunter Valley style. Concentrated wild red berry fruits are highligted in its youth which are framed by super fine tannin. This leads into a long linear finish that exhibits subtle oak spice.

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Halliday's Wine Companion
96