The Pyrenees Wine Region, about 45 minutes outside Ballarat, is the sort of place you can visit on a day trip or quite happily potter around for a week – however long you manage to stretch your trip out for, you can’t really help but have your fair share of delicious food and locally produced wine.

There are dozens of cellar doors where you can pick up a bottle or two or enjoy a relaxing lunch when restrictions are over. Four Pyrenees wineries have been awarded 5 red stars in wine critic James Halliday’s most recent Australian Wine Companion. “Full blooded and richly textured.” That’s how Mr Halliday describes his favourite Pyrenees wines.

Dalwhinnie, Summerfield, Blue Pyrenees Estate and DogRock Winery were each awarded 5 red stars  with several of their wines scoring above 90 points, and in many instances above 95 points.

A five red star rating indicates an outstanding winery, ranked in the top 10 percent Australia-wide, which regularly produces wines of exemplary quality and typicity.

“Blue Pyrenees Estate is once again pleased to be at the top level of the Halliday Wine Companion ratings for their 2021 edition and also congratulates all the other Pyrenees wineries for such a high standards across the region” said Blue Pyrenees CEO, Andrew Koerner.

Other Pyrenees wineries that received high ratings were Taltarni and Mount Avoca receiving 5 stars and Glenlofty and Pyren receiving 4.5 stars.

Readers will notice that Summerfield Winery’s name as well as stars are highlighted in red which signifies that the winery has been acknowledged as having a long track record of excellence in the context of its region. Truly the best of the best and sits in the top 3.5% of wineries in Australia.

“Summerfield are obviously very proud to have such amazing rating with Halliday again this year. The special thing for us is that they are all current vintage and have just been released to our members and now the public. With such a strong regional presence it is no wonder that the Pyrenees is gaining such strong recognition” said Mark Summerfield.

The Pyrenees region is very proud of their wine quality. Although cellar doors are currently closed due to Covid 19, you can still support Pyrenees Wineries by buying online. Check out our website  with the list of all Pyrenees Cellar doors and individual websites to buy from.