Julian Langworthy of Deep Woods Estate Named Winemaker of the Year at Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2019

Winemaker Julian Langworthy, of Deep Woods Estate in Yallingup, has been crowned winemaker of the year in the Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2019. Winners were announced at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne on Wednesday night and were selected by leading wine critic James Halliday and his expert panel.

The award is the second recent major win for Langworthy, who won the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 2016.

The Margaret River region was well represented at the awards, with Cullen Wines also taking out a varietal award for their 2015 Cullen Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon.

Other major award recipients were Windance, who took out a spot in the ‘Ten Dark Horses’ category, as well as Walsh & Sons who were named among ‘Ten of the Best New Wineries’.

The full list of Margaret River region winners is below. Congratulations to all of the wineries represented at these prestigious awards.

Best by Variety

Chardonnay

  • Devil’s Lair – 9th Chamber Chardonnay 2015 (98)
  • Evoi Wines – Evoi Reserve Chardonnay 2016 (98)
  • Watershed Premium Wines – Awakening Single Block A1 Chardonnay 2016 (98)
  • Cape Mentelle – Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Clairault | Streicker – Clairault Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Deep Woods Estate – Deep Woods Reserve Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Domaine Naturaliste – Artus Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Driftwood Estate – Driftwood Single Site Chardonnay 2017 (97)
  • Evans & Tate – Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay 2015 (97)
  • Evans & Tate – Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay 2014 (97)
  • Flametree – Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Flowstone – Flowstone Chardonnay 2015 (97)
  • Flowstone – Queen of the Earth Chardonnay 2015 (97)
  • Heydon Estate – The Willow Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 (97)
  • House of Cards – The Royals Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (97)
  • Robert Oatley Vineyards – The Pennant Chardonnay 2013 (97)
  • Vasse Felix – Heytesbury Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Windows Estate – Windows Estate Petit Lot 2015 (97)
  • Xanadu Wines – Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2016 (97)
  • Xanadu Wines – Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay 2016 (97)

Semillon Sauvignon Blends

  • Stella Bella – Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 (97)
  • Cullen Wines – Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 (96)
  • Domaine Naturaliste – Sauvage SSB 2015 (96)
  • Evoi Wines – Evoi Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 (96)
  • Fraser Gallop Estate – Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre SSB 2017 (96)
  • Juniper Estate – Juniper Estate Aquitaine Blanc 2016 (96)
  • Xanadu Wines – Xanadu DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 (96)
  • Clairault | Streicker – Streicker Bridgeland Block Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 (95)
  • Cullen Wines – Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 (95)
  • Driftwood Estate – Artifacts Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 (95)
  • Fire Gully – Fire Gully Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 (95)
  • Flying Fish Cove – Flying Fish Cove Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 (95)
  • Fraser Gallop Estate – Fraser Gallop Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Hamelin Bay – Five Ashes Vineyard Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Happs – Three Hills Eva Marie 2016 (95)
  • Higher Plane – Higher Plane Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Leeuwin Estate – Art Series Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 (95)
  • Lenton Brae – Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (95)
  • Snake + Herring – Perfect Day Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 (95)
  • Stella Bella – Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Windows Estate – Windows Estate Grown Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)

Sauvignon Blanc

  •  Deep Woods Estate – Deep Woods Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (96)
  • Flowstone – Flowstone Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (96)
  • Flowstone – Flowstone Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (96)
  • Domaine Naturaliste – Sauvage Wallcliffe 2016 (95)
  • Evans & Tate – Breathing Space Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Heydon Estate – Chin Music Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • House of Cards – Three Card Monte Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • McHenry Hohnen Vintners – Burnside Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Passel Estate – Passel Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Preveli Wines – Preveli Wild Thing Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Stella Bella – Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)
  • Windows Estate – Windows Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (95)

Semillon

  • Cape Mentelle – Cape Mentelle Semillon 2016 (96)

Other White Wines and Blends

  • Arlewood Estate – La Bratta Bianco 2015 (97)
  • Flowstone – Flowstone Gewurztraminer 2016 (96)

Rosé

  • Preveli Wines – Preveli Wild Thing Pinot Rosé 2017 (96)

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Cullen Wines – Cullen Vanya 2016 (99)
  • Juniper Estate – The Tribute 2013 (98)
  • Brokenwood – Brokenwood Wildwood Road Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (97)
  • Robert Oatley Vineyards – Robert Oatley The Pennant 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (97)

Cabernet and Family

  • Evoi Wines – Evo The Satyr Reserve 2015 (97)
  • Vasse Felix – Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2014 (97)
  • Woodlands Wines – Woodlands Reserve de la Cave Cabernet Franc 2016 (97)

Shiraz

  • Cape Mentelle – Cape Mentelle Single Vineyard Shiraz 2015 (98)

Best Wineries of the Regions

Red Name + 5 Red Stars

  • Brookland Valley
  • Cape Mentelle
  • Cullen Wines
  • Devil’s Lair
  • Howard Park
  • Leeuwin Estate
  • Moss Wood
  • Vasse Felix
  • Voyager Estate

Black Name + 5 Red Stars

  • Amelia Park Wines
  • Chapman Grove Wines
  • Clairault | Streicker Wines
  • Deep Woods Estate
  • Domaine Naturaliste
  • Evans & Tate
  • Evoi Wines
  • Fermoy Estate
  • Flametree
  • Flowstone Wines
  • Flying Fish Cove
  • Fraser Gallop Estate
  • Happs
  • Heydon Estate
  • Juniper Estate
  • Lenton Brae
  • McHenry Hohnen Vintners
  • Palmer Wines
  • Peccavi Wines
  • Sandalford
  • Snake & Herring
  • Stella Bella
  • Thompson Estate
  • Umamu Estate
  • Victory Point
  • Windows Estate
  • Woody Nook
  • Xanadu Wines

Black Name + 5 Black Stars

  • Arlewood Estate
  • Ashbrook Estate
  • Cape Grace
  • Cloudburst
  • Credaro Family Estate
  • Driftwood Estate
  • Fire Gully
  • Forester Estate
  • Grace Farm
  • Hamelin Bay Wines
  • Hay Shed Hill Wines
  • Higher Plane
  • House of Cards
  • Latitude 34 Wine Co
  • Mr Barval Fine Wines
  • Passel Estate
  • Pierro
  • Preveli Wines
  • Rosily Vineyard
  • tripe.Iscariot
  • Twinwoods Estate
  • Walsh & Sons
  • Watershed Premium Wines
  • Whicher Ridge (Geographe Wine Region)
  • Windance Wines
  • Woodlands Wines