James Halliday has been part of the Australian wine industry since 1970. Since the mid-eighties, he has chosen to make the cool climate of the Yarra Valley home and to pursue his passion for making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
With over 70 books to his credit since 1970, his best selling annual Wine Companion is recognised as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to Australian wineries and wines.
Founding Coldstream Hills winery in 1985, its wines were soon winning acclaim and trophies across Australia and overseas, demonstrating on the world stage the potential of the Yarra Valley's growing industry.
With 31 wineries in 1985, today the Yarra Valley boasts an ever-increasing number of 162.
The James Halliday Hand Picked Yarra Valley trail includes the following wineries:
Helen's Hill Estate
View the interactive map below or download the trail map.
Use the interactive James Halliday Hand Picked Yarra Valley Wines map for information on each activity in the Yarra Valley or click on the images below