Valhalla Wines


The results for the 2024 James Halliday Wine Companion were recently released and I was very proud that Valhalla Wines is now considered a 5 star winery. With five of our wines scoring over 90/100, and three of them scoring 95/100,

95 Points Riesling 2018 - "Sourced from Whitlands, one of the highest vineyard sites in Victoria, which is known for producing pure and intense white wines. An arousing scent of concentrated lime with lemon butter and delicate floral aromatics ushers in this complex, but incredibly youthful, four-year-old Riesling. Crisp, dry and tangy, the palate shows hints of toast with green apple and citrus. Chalky in texture and tight in lemony acidity with fabulous focus and drive." Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2024.

95 Points Chardonnay Reserve 2019 - "Sourced from the Nicholson vineyard; hand picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented and matured in French oak. Shows a confident winemaking hand for a chardonnay of some elegance. Pale yellow and bright. Grapefruit, stone fruit, nougat and preserved lemon perfume is lifted and super inviting. What follows offers plenty of flavour, leesy almond meal texture and overall complexity. Stays with you on a long finish. Nicely detailed throughout with a bright future ahead." Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2024.

95 Points Durif Reserve 2021 - "Congratulations are in order. When it comes to Durif, the term 'reserve' can mean pushing the envelope. Instead, behold a wine of poise, engaging charm AND cellaring potential. Blueberry, cherry, plum, lavender, rosemary and hazelnut. Expansive and finely edged on the palate with an inviting core of lifted aromatics, fruit, chocolate and a touch of savouriness. Durif’s usually pesky grape tannins are in control, but not aggressively so. It's a subtle difference that allows something for now (drinkability) and something for later. Best of both worlds." Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2024.

94 Points Tempranillo Reserve 2021 - "This Rutherglen-based winemaker is exploring nearby North East Victorian regions for grape sourcing with great success. Tempranillo thrives in the Alpine Valleys and this is an excellent, well-priced example. Dark in colour and personality with a deep, spiced black cherry/plum fragrance with forest undergrowth, herbs and bay leaf. A subtle hand with oak gives full and lasting expression to the fruit and well-handled acid/tannin interplay. Well balanced. More, please!" Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2024.

92 Points Tempranillo 2022 - "A joven (early-drinking) style of tempranillo that rocks. A joy to drink with a keen emphasis on the brighter, fruitier, spicier side of the Spanish grape with dark cherry, plum, red licorice, rosemary and earth. Fruit surges and explores all the senses while tethered gently to fine, perky tannins. Dangerously drinkable." Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion 2024.

Coming to a Wine Shop & Restaurant near you

We are also focusing on having relationships with more small independant wine shops and great restaurants near you. If you have an idea for where you would like to see our wines, please drop us a line or message on our social media.

Valhalla Wines delivered to your door

Our full range of wines are available from our online store. Orders are packed every day & we ship Australia wide.

About Us

At Valhalla I make the wines traditionally with a minimalist lo-fi approach.

In terms of winemaking - Small batch, single vineyard, open and barrel fermenting, hand plunging, basket pressing and a little foot stomping where appropriate.

I have the good fortune to work with some fantastic growers who gently tend the soil and vines in North East Victoria including the Beechworth, King Valley, Alpine Valleys & Rutherglen regions.

Riesling, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Shiraz & Durif are all handcrafted in the winery in Beechworth. With over 600m in altitude difference between the vineyards I play with, the grapes are of really different personalities. I endeavour to respect to each grower, site and the diversity of expression that the regions of North East Victoria can grow.

Cheers, Anton

Winemakers of Rutherglen

Our Wines

Contact Us