The James Halliday Wine Companion is viewed by consumers and the wine trade as a key barometer of Australian wine. Bethany Wines is proud to have been recognised as a Five Red Star winery. 12 of our wines received over 94 points with seven wines receiving 95-97 points. In this blog, we're sharing the reviews of our wines and what it means for us.

20th Sep 2020

2020 marks the 39th vintage for Bethany Wines. After a dry summer, we knew it would be a tough vintage. But no-one could have imagined we'd be making wine during a global pandemic. Fortunately that didn't stop our winemaking team, so in this blog, winemaker Alex MacClelland shares his thoughts on this milestone vintage.

7th May 2020

In what is believed to be a first, Bethany Wines has taken out the top trophy for the Most Outstanding Barossa Wine at the 2017 Barossa Wine Show with a single varietal Grenache. The2016 Bethany Old Vine Grenacheshone through to be awarded three of the most prestigious trophies including Best Grenache; Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine; and Most Outstanding Barossa Wine. An achievement all the more impressive in a region traditionally championed for it’s Shiraz.


14th Apr 2020

Our cellar door might be shut because of COVID-19. But our Bethany Wines cellar door team are still here working behind the scenes to welcome you back soon.

You might know a little about our family and our wine making team. But we thought you should know a bit about the amazing team that welcome our guests to cellar door.

Karyn, Kim, Helen and Jo are the face of Bethany Wines. They’re the smiling faces that greet you at cellar door. They love our wines as much as we do, and they love sharing the stories behind those wines.                     

They’re a wealth of knowledge, not just about the Bethany Wines story, but about the Barossa.

And there’s no doubt they’re missing pouring our wines and telling our story, just as we are.

So until you can visit us, here’s an introduction from each of our Bethany Wines cellar door team.

7th Apr 2020

Bethany Wines’ family vineyard in the Barossa Foothills continues to be an active participant in a project exploring the effect of ‘terroir’ on wine.

24th Feb 2019

We are delighted to share with you the latest review from the team at The Wine Front for the Bethany 2016 GR Shiraz. Deep, dense, almost impenetrable black Shiraz.

26th Feb 2018