Halliday Wine Club is a specialised wine subscription service that delivers two top-rated Australian wines to your door each month. We showcase classic and emerging varietals, and known and lesser known regions, from across the country. The wines are expertly selected by the Halliday Tasting Team, and will always be rated 95 points or higher.
Receive two wines rated 95 points or higher each month as part of your Halliday Wine Club subscription.
Here's what chief editor Campbell Mattinson had to say about these two wines:
"...Both of these wines are vineyard wines. By that I mean: they are tended by people who are obsessed with small, unique, special plots of land, and by trying to capture that small, unique plot of land in the glass.
"Enter, Brian Croser. He’s famous in Australian wine for many things...at Tapanappa he has championed vineyards in Wrattonbully and – most relevant here – on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Almost no one else has gone for quality gold with pinot noir on the Fleurieu Peninsula, but Brian Croser had a vision, and a depth of knowledge, and once again he’s proven himself to be right. James Halliday rated the Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 at 95 points. Indeed, over the past 10 years, no release of this wine has rated lower than 94 points, and most have rated 95–97. In short, it’s a star wine, with a stellar track record, which is remarkable given that it’s from just a small patch, where there’s nowhere to hide from the vagaries of each season.
"Rory Lane’s The Story wines are just as vineyard-obsessed. Indeed Rory Lane fulfils the romantic ideal in many ways, not the least being that he started his wine brand by – literally – making wine in his suburban garage. He’s since progressed significantly from there, but all of his wines are still made in tiny quantity, and they are almost always outstanding. The Syrah included here is from a vineyard in the Great Western/Grampians region of north-west Victoria that was planted in 1969. It’s the ‘best of the best’ as far Rory is concerned and – having sat beside an open fire and tucked into this wine myself – all I can say is that you’re in for an absolute treat with this one."
Join Halliday Wine Club to receive two bottles delivered to your door each month. The subscription is $139 per month ($129 per month for Halliday members) and you can skip, pause or cancel at any time.
Past Halliday Wine Club wines
The Story Wines
R. Lane Vintners Westgate Vineyard Syrah 2019Grampians
Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021Fleurieu
Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021Henty
Jim Barry Wines
Cellar Release The Florita Riesling 2015Clare Valley
Moonambel Shiraz 2018Pyrenees
Sunbury Shiraz 2018Sunbury
Wade Block 2 Vineyard Shiraz 2020McLaren Vale
Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Margaret River
Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling 2021Porongurup
Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Clare Valley
Reserve Pinot Noir 2020Yarra Valley
Coonawarra Trio St George Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019Coonawarra
Robinson Vineyard Chardonnay 2020Mornington Peninsula
Reserve Gippsland Chardonnay 2020Gippsland
Pinot Noir 2018Beechworth
Cabernet Touriga 2018McLaren Vale
The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Coonawarra
The Iron Duke Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Langhorne Creek