James Halliday is Australia’s most respected wine critic, wine writer and vigneron. He regularly judges at wine shows both in Australia and overseas, and is a leading authority on all aspects of the wine industry. James has written or contributed to no fewer than 70 books on wine and has been widely published around the world.


His Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. A best-selling annual, the Halliday Wine Companion is the go-to guide for wine ratings, regions, best varietals, winery reviews and a curated selection of the best wines in Australia.

Every year, James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand featured in the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide, cherry-picking the high performers from a range of criteria to offer a true representation of the nation’s greatest names in wine.

Rolling back the years to 2016, Tahbilk was in the limelight at the Halliday Awards winning the “Australian Winery of the Year”. It was a very proud moment captured here with Tahbilk CEO/Head Winemaker Alister Purbrick accepting his award from James Halliday and with Rosa at his side.
The awards are a great opportunity to showcase particular wines, winemakers and wineries. 


This year Tahbilk wines were awarded some amazing points across the board and we are delighted to see the Tahbilk 2019 Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé picking up 95 Halliday points which is something worth celebrating!

It’s worth noting that Tahbilk’s love for Rosé is branching out with a great selection of Rosé wine to choose from including Tahbilk’s Every Day Drinking and Dalfarras Sangiovese Rosé, each wine offering something different to the next.

 “Australian winemakers are mastering European-style Rosé wines. Known for their pale, delicate, and compelling characteristics, they’re extremely diverse, and often named a party favourite complementing the warmth and vibrancy of summer. Many consumers won’t treat Rosé as seriously as it deserves. It really is a happy hunting ground these days, as winemakers across the country look at each other’s efforts and become thoroughly intrigued by what is possible. A great match for Asian food.”

James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au


Tahbilk 2019 Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé
Normally $21.95 Wine Club $19.75

13.0% Alcohol Enjoy Now to 2021/2023

Picked early to retain freshness and delicacy, we turn to a technique favoured in Provence, the spiritual home of Rosé, to increase the texture and mouthfeel of this 59% Grenache and 41% Mourvèdre blend with the cold juice, including the pulp and solids, mixed with nitrogen gas briefly each day over four days.

“Light, bright pink. A pleasing tussle between lively red fruits on the bouquet and mid-palate, complexity arriving on the finish with some spicy/savoury notes. Tahbilk is rightly establishing a reputation for this Rosé style.” 

James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au


Tahbilk 2020 Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé
Normally $21.95 Wine Club $19.75

12.0% Alcohol

Enjoy Now to 2022/2024

Using the same Provencal winemaking techniques as those employed for the 2019 vintage, our 2020 release sees the winemaking team blending in a decent splash of Estate Shiraz alongside Grenache and Mourvèdre, to deliver a bright and appealing aromatic musk, spice and red berry fruits release that sits purposefully on the deliciously dry and savoury side of the fence. Lively acidity on the finish only enhances its enjoyment which will be at its best when young and fresh.


Dalfarras 2019 Sangiovese Rosé
Normally $19.95 Wine Club $17.95

12.5% Alcohol

Enjoy Now to 2022/2024

Dry and textural this Rosé draws on Sangiovese’s strawberry, cherry and savoury notes, to deliver a deliciously aromatic, bright and engaging release.

Gather the clan and enjoy with a nice chill alongside marinated lamb chops or Asian style prawn racks straight off the barbecue.


Everyday Drinking 2019 Rosé
Wine Club $10.95

12.5% Alcohol

Enjoy Now to 2021/2023

Offering quite remarkable value for money, the winemaking team have delivered a deliciously vibrant and savoury release.

The palate is clean and dry with bright red berry fruits and a fresh acidity. A wine of broad appeal for those Wine Club Members who sit on the dry side of the Rosé fence.


This is Rosé ~ exclusive offer 

Wine Club $180 

Normally $227.40 save $47.40

Enjoy each member of our Rosé quartet in this Tahbilk Wine Club mixed dozen including 

  • 3x Tahbilk 2019 Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé
  • 3x Tahbilk 2020 Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé
  • 3x Dalfarras 2019  Sangiovese Rosé
  • 3x Everyday drinking 2019 Rosé

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