2024 Halliday Wine Companion Awards Shortlist Revealed

Mark Messenger is one of nine finalists and the only West Australian to be nominated for Winemaker of the Year.

Here’s what they say in the press release:

‘We present to you the 2024 Shortlist for Winemaker of the Year. Winemaker of the Year is all about ‘best winemaking practice’ but it’s also about significance, and importance, of the stamp the person has or is making on the Australian wine landscape. It is acknowledged that, even in the smallest winery, credit is never due only to one individual, but to a team and in listing each nomination we also recognise and applaud the teams around them. Meet our finalists.

Mark Messenger is the kind of quiet achiever that we all should be making a fuss about. Every year, year after year, he creates finely crafted wines out of Juniper Estate in Margaret River, where he’s been winemaker since 1999. The proof of his prowess, in the glass, is stellar.’

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 2ndAugust 2023