Top 100 Wineries 2023

The criteria to be chosen as one of the Halliday Wine Companion Top 100 Wineries according to Chief Editor Campbell Mattinson included:

“High scoring wines in a producer’s current range are of absolute relevance here, but so too is consistency across the entire range. If the range of wines isn’t consistently good, or is patchy, then it has been downgraded in calculations. In short, this is a list of producers who know, in their heart and in their head, that consumers don’t owe them a living. This is a list of producers who are prepared to stake their reputation on every single wine they release.”

Our entry reads thus:

“Mark Messenger has been the winemaker at Juniper for the past 25 years. He recently – on his own terms – stepped away from the business and he did so in the best of ways: with the entire wine range in fantastic shape. You get everything you’d expect of one of Margaret River’s best: classic chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and malbec – but you also get tempranillo and other fresh-faced blends, all to a high standard, all exacting.”

Congratulations to the Production team on this notable achievement.