Meet the sponsors of our 2023 Awards

By Halliday Promotion

18 Aug, 2022

Get to know the sponsors behind the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

The 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Awards wouldn't have been possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors. Get to know them here. 

Different Drop box and bottles of wine lined up on a kitchen counter.

Different Drop

Sponsor of the 2023 Wine of the Year

Different Drop is an independent online wine retailer that was founded by three mates in a garage in 2013. Different Drop’s mission is to make the world of wine accessible to wine lovers, allowing shoppers to explore wine with ease and access the most exciting wines on the planet.

Different Drop is passionate about artisanally crafted wine, made by adventurous and authentic producers. Their intention is to support and highlight innovative, rare and delicious wines – making them easier to access than ever before.

Liebherr wine fridge in styled in an open plan kitchen and living room.


Sponsor of the 2023 Winery of the Year

Liebherr is the German specialist in refrigeration and wine preservation technology, with over 60 years experience in designing and producing premium domestic and commercial refrigerators, freezers and wine cellars.

Each wine storage solution includes Liebherr’s key features such as controlled temperature and humidity levels, vibration-free compressors, charcoal filters, UV protection and a five-year warranty. Liebherr is dedicated to developing the highest quality wine cellars that are sleek in design while providing the ideal storage, ageing and cellaring conditions for your wine – so you can enjoy the beautiful moments in life.

Pentridge Cellars

Pentridge Cellars

Sponsor of the 2023 Best New Winery

Pentridge Cellars is an exclusive development of premium wine cellars located in Coburg’s historic prison precinct. Each cellar is custom designed and built for serious collectors of fine wine to store their prized bottles in a boutique space.

Pentridge Cellars is an exclusive community of wine lovers dreamt up by directors Paul Tardivel and Michael Woodworth.

Cellar owners can explore the iconic architecture and interiors inside the historic bluestone walls and share the experience with friends and family by hosting private wine tastings. To truly appreciate these limited-availability wine cellars, Pentridge Cellars invite you to inspect them for yourself.

A table set with RIEDEL glassware and white roses.


Sponsor of the 2023 Winemaker of the Year

RIEDEL's functional glassware and decanters enhance the drinking experience for wine and spirit lovers.

With 266 years of innovation and invention, the family-owned brand is best known for their Grape Varietal Specific glassware. These products are designed to suit the DNA profiles of each grape variety, to offer the most precise and balanced picture of a wine.

This, together with their ongoing technological advances, has cemented RIEDEL's place as the global leader in glassware.

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