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Ainsworth & Snelson winners again in prestigious Halliday Ratings

5-Star Winery Status Achived once more in new guide published August 2009

We are proud to have once more achieved an exclusive '5-Star Winery' rating in James Halliday's 2010 Wine Companion. The Wine Companion is regarded as Australia's definitive wine and winery valuation and rating system.

Winemaker and co-founder Brett Snelson said: "It's really affirming to receive this kind of accolade, especially when you consider who our peers are in this regard - long-standing legends of the Australian wine landscape. Gregg and I are extremely proud. It means our philosophy of producing elegant wines which display the characteritsics of 'Australian terroir' is one that is gaining the respect of the most influential commentators".

What Does a 5-Star Halliday Winery Rating Mean?:

“Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year”


Wine Vintage Rating /100

Ainsworth & Snelson Clare Valley Riesling

2008 95

Ainsworth & Snelson Barossa Valley Shiraz

2005 94

Ainsworth & Snelson Yarra Valley Chardonnay

2006 90

About James Halliday James Halliday has written and co-authored over 40 books on wine since 1979 and has contributed to numerous others, including Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine and the Larousse Encyclopedia of Wine. His books have received numerous awards, among them the Wine Spectator Book of the Year (Wine Atlas of California), the Gold Award at the World Food Media Awards (Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand)
James has been recognised at the highest level for his contribution to the wine industry.
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