Halliday Magazine


Crittenden’s Pinocchio range has a fresh look, with new labels by Mornington Peninsula designer Bek Thompson. At $26 a pop, the five wines (moscato, pinot grigio, rosato, sangiovese and prosecco) offer affordable summer drinking.

French Champagne house G.H.Mumm has released its Mumm Central Otago Blanc de Noirs ($60). After Marlborough, Central Otago is the second New Zealand region selected for its Terroirs collection. Last year it released its first Tasmaniasourced sparkling.

Bream Creek’s 2022 Pinot Noir ($45) has a three-bottle limit. It won Best Red Wine and Best Pinot Noir at the 2023 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show.

After a few years of experimentation, Varney Wines’ Mencia joins the core range from the 2023 vintage, out now. It’s $36; fruit was sourced from 10-year-old vines at Oliver’s Taranga vineyard, McLaren Vale.

Millbrook’s 2023 Regional Fiano, winner of the Best WA Alternative Variety White Trophy at this year’s WA Alternative Varieties Show, has hit the market. At $25, it’s a bargain, too.

Devil’s Corner has added two new wines to its top-tier Hazards range, which is named for the mountains which the East Coast Tasmanian winery overlooks. The 2022 Mt Baudin Chardonnay and 2022 Mt Mayson Syrah join the Mt Amos Pinot Noir and Mt Dove Pinot Syrah this year. They’re

$70 a pop.

Domaine A’s 2018 Pinot Noir has been released under cork and screw cap, both $85. Winemaker Conor van der Reest’s hand was forced when COVIDrelated profit losses halved his packaging costs, but giving consumers a choice of closure was on the cards anyway.






Hardie Grant