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James Halliday Grenache Challenge


The James Halliday Grenache Challenge (JHGC) gathers single-variety Grenache wines from around Australia for a competitive tasting to celebrate and elevate the variety. The challenge is open to all producers from all regions, to gauge the diversity of Grenache expression and winemaking form across Australia, and track winemaking styles and movements developing across the country.

McLaren Vale's Serafino Wines wins the 2023 James Halliday Grenache Challenge!

Serafino Wines' 2022 Reserve Grenache has won the James Halliday Grenache Challenge for 2023.

From 153 entries submitted from across Australia, the 2022 Serafino Wines' Reserve Grenache was selected as the Best Grenache by an impressive panel of judges including James Halliday himself, Ian Mckenzie, Toby Barlow, Liz Silkman, Lauren Hansen, Greg Clack, Marcell Kustos, Nicole Wilson, Rob Mack, Leigh Ratzmer, Jared Stringer, Ollie Thomas, Ashleigh Seymour, Luke Broadbent, Luke Mallaby, Brett Smith.

2023 Grenache Challenge Chair of Judges, James Halliday was impressed by the finesse of the medal-winning wines.

"The makers of Grenache responded jubilantly to the quality of the ’21, ’22 and ’23 growing seasons. There is a pattern of finesse, purity and intensity in the medal-winning wines, the best simply beautiful." said Mr Halliday.

This win comes on the back of the Serafino 2022 Reserve Grenache receiving awards for Best Grenache and Best One Year Old Grenache at the 2023 McLaren Vale Wine Show.

View all 2023 James Halliday Grenache Challenge results via: mclarenvalewine.au