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Author: Rebecca Santolin

The 2023 Halliday Wine Companion results have just been released and our 2020 Santolin 'Gladysdale' Chardonnay has been awarded a whopping 96 points.   From the Willowlake vineyard. Whole-bunched pressed and fermented in 300L French barrels (30% new). An impressive wine from the first, with its aromas...

Our 2018 Il Capo was awarded 95 points and a GOLD medal at the 2021 Victorian wine show late last year. It was only one of two wines awarded a gold in its category.   Wine writer Ned Goodwin also wrote about it in the 2021 Halliday Wine...

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION FEATURE - Australian winemakers on Italian reds Sangiovese, montepulciano, barbera, nero d’Avola, nebbiolo, dolcetto, and zinfandel are just some of the hundreds of varieties that hail from Italy. Australia, in particular South Australia and Victoria, is home to some of the most well-suited...

We're stoked that our triple gold medal winning 2020 Santolin 'Gladysdale' Chardonnay is now available at Prince Wine Store, "one of the world's top ten iconic wine shops" (Wine Enthusiast Magazine). With a panel of tasters to test our mettle, we loved their fresh perspective:  "It’s...

Our new release 2020 Cosa Nostra Arneis pairs beautifully with a weekend favourite of ours from Gourmet Traveller, of Beer Battered Flathead Fillets with Salt and Vinegar Chips. We recommend adding a bitter herb salad as well to really complement the light, bright acid line...

​Looking forward to making (and eating, more importantly) this Porcini Gnocchi recipe from Donna Hay. It pairs so well with our juicy and earthy 2018 Santolin 'Gruyere' Pinot Noir. "Fermented under the aegis of wild yeast in open pots before an elevage of 10 months on...

Another favourite recipe of mine from Donna Hay is the Crispy Pork Belly with Apples. This one is perfect for Easter Sunday (or any Sunday) washed down with a glass or two of our 2017 Gruyere Pinot Noir. “The whole bunch has been upscaled from that...

There's nothing quite like a seafood dish on Good Friday. With Easter just around the corner, we're excited to kick things off with a beautiful Beetroot-Cured Ocean Trout starter. This recipe is by Donna Hay and pairs beautifully with the fruit-forward freshness of our 2019...

It's been a few years in the making but today, finally, our first newsletter has hit the inboxes of our mailing list members.  Sign up to our mailing list (link can be found at the bottom of our home page) if you're keen to find...

Every year, James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand featured in the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide. We are thrilled to once again be included as a 5 Star winery in his 2021...

"While pinot noir and shiraz are not quite polar opposites, the thought of blending the two varieties together may seem shocking to many. However, in the 40s and 50s, one of Australia’s legendary winemakers made arguably some of our greatest and most enduring wines pairing...

95 POINTS. 2019 Cosa Nostra Friulano "Whole bunch pressed to old oak before lingering until a wild ferment kicked in. Malolactic had its way as a softening agent, before 4 months on full solids provided tension and texture.  The result is sumptuous.  A mid to yellow...

...a charming Arneis. It's flavour complexities maintain interest to the last drop. Our newly released 2019 Cosa Nopstra Arneis is kicking some major goals at the moment and we're stoked!...

...a charming Arneis. It's flavour complexities maintain interest to the last drop. Our newly released 2019 Cosa Nopstra Arneis is kicking some major goals at the moment and we're stoked!...

Matthew Jukes reckons our Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir is the perfect V-day wine, check out his review below, published in the Weekend Magazine on the 8th Feb (UK publication). "2017 Santolin, Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia (£17.00, Oddbins).  This is one of the...

It's been a total sweep for all three of our wines entered into this years' Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition with gold medals being awarded to both our 2018 Gladysdale and 2018 Gruyere Pinot Noir's, and a high rating silver medal awarded to...

Two medals in one week. Our 2018 Santolin Gladysdale Pinot Noir has managed to score a Platinum medal from this years Continental Taste Challenge in the Netherlands AND a gold medal at the Victorian wine show, both in the same week. The inaugural Continental Taste Challenge was...

James Halliday's highly anticipated annual wine companion was released today, and we are proud to have received a 5 star winery rating along with some incredible praise for many of our wines.   2017 Santolin Gruyere Pinot Noir"This is a most attractive wine." 95 POINTS. From a single...

95 POINTS 2018 Santolin 'Gladysdale' Chardonnay   Our newly released 2018 Gladysdale Chardonnay is off to a brilliant start, being awarded 95 points and a GOLD MEDAL at its first wine show appearance. Judges noted: "Nashi pear, almond skin. Lovely oak and minerality leading to a long and complex...

TOP GOLD at the 2017 NATIONAL WINE SHOW Our 2015 Willowlake Pinot Noir has been awarded TOP GOLD at the 2017 National Wine Show.   The announcement was made at last night’s award presentation dinner in Canberra.  The National Wine Show is the final event in the wine...

From the 87 wines submitted to Decanter Magazine UK for their Vic/Tas Chardonnay tasting, our 2016 Gladysdale Chardonnay was awarded 95 points - the highest scoring Yarra Valley wine and only 1 of 3 wines awarded an 'Outstanding' result (the equivalent of a Gold medal). ...

Following on from our recent Gold medal at the Global Chardonnay Masters, we are thrilled to announce that our 2015 Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay has also been awarded a Gold medal at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards. Held in London each year, this is the world's largest...

Following on from our success at the Global Chardonnay Masters late last year, our 2015 Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay has been awarded another Gold - this time at the 2017 Asian Chardonnay Masters recently held in Hong Kong. There were only 15 Golds awarded across the...

We are so excited to be a part of the Yarra Valley Food and Wine Festival which is coming up this weekend on April 1 and 2! This festival showcases the Yarra Valley’s premium wines and local produce and will be held in the heart...

Santolin Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley, AUD $40 Score 95 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com The bouquet is discreet, with nutty, toasty, savoury complexities while the palate is restrained, refined, understated but intense, and finishes with impressive persistence. An excellent wine with marvellous detail, which will...

Santolin Wines have once again been selected by Qantas to feature on their International Business Class Wine Menu for a second year. This time three of our wines were chosen – the 2014 Syme on Yarra Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2015 Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay and 2015...

Our new release 2015 Nero d'Avola has just scored a Gold medal at its first wine show - the Boutique Wine Awards. Celebrating their 21st year, the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards are open to independently owned wineries producing less than 250 tonne. This year the...

We’re thrilled to announce our 2014 Santolin Individual Vineyard Nero d’Avola has been awarded a medallion, the highest honour, at this year’s Winewise Championships for ‘Best Italian Varietal.’ This wine show is entered by invitation only, and to qualify for entry your wine must have been...

The results are in and it's official! Santolin Wines has been awarded the "International Chardonnay Trophy" at this years 2015 Decanter Asia Wine Awards, for our 2013 Individual Vineyard Chardonnay. This is the fifth trophy and second international trophy awarded to this wine - our first ever Chardonnay release....

We're thrilled to have once again been selected as one of the Top 12 finalists in this years Young Gun of Wine Awards, after receiving the "Best New Act" trophy at last years Awards. 'The year round search and selection process was undertaken by judges Nick...

We've got some great news to share! Santolin Wines have been selected by Qantas for their new International Business Class Wine Menu. It was officially announced today at the Qantas Media launch in Sydney that two of our wines - the 2013 Individual Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2013 Individual...

What a great start to 2015! We're thrilled and very grateful to have been given this amazing opportunity to tell our story in this months WBM (Wine Business Monthly magazine). We're heading into our fourth vintage since taking the massive plunge and going out on our own...

What a great end to an amazing year - being listed as one of 50 Stars of 2014 in WBM's Dec/Jan edition, alongside some of Australia's top winemakers. Composed as a list of stars who have "inspired with amazing achievements, bold deeds and winning attitudes," this...

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