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2025 Halliday Wine Companion Awards and Reviews

The shortlists for the 2025 Halliday Wine Companion Awards have been released and we are delighted to announce that Alkina has been announced as a finalist for ‘Winery of the Year’.

Alkina's Prized Soils | Huon Hooke

Alkina is potentially the most exciting new project to hit the Barossa Valley in recent times. It’s the originality of its approach to the traditional grape varieties and wine styles of the region that is so arresting.

Neds Wine of the Week |

"Among the world’s finest grenache, this wine and its sibling, the Grenache Polygon No. 5, are worthy of a place in the cellars of both the discerning collector and swashbuckling drinker."

James Suckling Top 100 Australian Wines

“At its most rudimentary level, wine sustains us. At the Top 100 level, however, excellence is determined by those wines that announce themselves with a thunderclap of amazement before a lightning strike of such beauty that it is almost ineffable."

Australian Grenache on the Move - Julia Harding

A collection of tasting notes that reinforce the story Max told earlier this year in his article on the next chapter for Australian old-vine Grenache. Photo of Sands of Time vineyard in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, courtesy of Giles Cooke MW.

Alkina Grenache Assembly - Beyhond the Poor Mans Shiraz

“Grenache is the most exciting thing that has happened to Australian wine culture in a lifetime, at least mine. So, I jumped at the opportunity to attend the second “Grenache Assembly,” as it is dubbed, held at Alkina Wine Estate in the Barossa Valley last month. A bunch of journalists, sommeliers and another Master of Wine were alongside.

Best of Wine Tourism Awards | Wine Tourism Accommodation

South Australia is officially home to one of the world’s best wine tourism accommodation offerings, receiving global recognition overnight at the 2024 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards in Switzerland. The Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism and increase exposure and recognition for wine tourism businesses across the 12 Great Wine Capitals.

Ned Goodwin MW |

We are very excited for the latest reviews from awarding our 2020 Polygon No. 3 97 points and the Polygon No. 5 96 points. Read the rest of the reviews below...

Australian Financial Review| Max Allen

Amelia Nolan is standing in a pit dug between two rows of grenache vines at the Alkina vineyard in the Barossa. She’s holding a geologist’s pick and gently scraping away at...

The Real Review | Alkina | Challenging New Barossa Player

Winemaking is becoming super fussy. Initially, blended wines gave way to regional wines, regional wines led to individual vineyard wines, which led to single-block wines. Now, individual berry selections...

James Suckling Reviews | October 2022

We are very excited for the latest reviews from awarding our 2021 Alkina Old Quarter 98 points and 2021 Alkina Spice Garden 94 points. Read the rest of the reviews below...

Robert Parker | The Wine Advocate | July 2022

“Alkina is . . . how to describe it exactly . . . a project with what appears to be limitless funding—I am assured everything has a limit, but perhaps they are still finding theirs—and a laser-like focus on quality, dirt and terroir.

The Curious Box of Paradoxes | Ken Gargett |

Alkina is a curious box of paradoxes. Seemingly unlimited resources but still tiny; a small local operation yet part of an international empire; located in Australia’s home of Shiraz, the Barossa...

Young Gun of Wine Awards | Innovative Vineyard of the Year 2021

Alkina is a relatively new project on an old farm. First planted to vines by Les Kalleske in 1955 in the Barossa subregion of Greenock, the site boasts stone buildings dating back to the 1850s.

The Vintage Journal | Alkina | "A New Story on an Old Place"

Alkina is described as a new story on an old place. Located on the western ridges of the Barossa Valley near Greenock, the 60-hectare property was previously a 40- hectare...

Digging Deep | Tony Love |

How deeply do you go in a quest to discover the intricacies of the land you are farming and to make the best wines possible from where you come from? In grape growing and winemaking circles, the concept of “terroir”...


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