We are thrilled to announce that our Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling, a founding wine in the Kilikanoon portfolio, has made James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2022.

Every year, there is a lot of anticipation in the lead up to the unveiling of Halliday’s Top 100 Wines. While the Halliday Wine Companion provides a comprehensive guide to Australian wine, the Top 100 is a more definitive list and an invaluable guide to some of Australia’s finest wines.

940 wines were tasted this year, ranging in price from $15 to $480. Influenced by value for money and the imperative to offer a balanced and representative choice across varieties and regions, James chooses his Top 100 wines of the year.

Within this highly competitive group of wines, the Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling 2022 was highlighted as one of the Top White Wines under $30!  Only four Clare Rieslings made the coveted list.

Here’s what James had to say, “Old, low-yielding vines. Light, bright green-quartz. The delicately perfumed bouquet takes some coaxing to reveal itself, the palate following without the need of persuasion. It is bright and lively, bringing citrus, Granny Smith apple, and slinky acidity from the first sip through to the lingering finish."

96 points | $25 | Drink to 2040


The 2022 vintage will go down as one of the greats and it shows across the wines made from the year. These wines are offering superb value for wine lovers, whether to drink now or put in the cellar. Mort’s Block Riesling has proven its agebility with the recent celebration of 21 years of screwcap closures. Having opened and tasted the 2002, 2012 and 2022 vintages with leading wine writers and trade across the country, Mort’s Block remained remarkably fresh and complex even at 20 years of age.   

Available now at and selected retailers. For more information on stockists or distributors near you, contact:

  • NSW / VIC / QLD: Bacchus Wine Merchant Tel. 1300 309 773


  • SA: Heidi Vincent - Mob. 0447 028 721


  • TAS: Morgan’s Liquor Merchants:

Brad Morgan Mob. 0417 337 024


  • WA: Off The Vine: Tel. 08 9433 4153





About Kilikanoon:

Kilikanoon was founded in 1997 when Kevin Mitchell purchased the picturesque Kilikanoon property nestled in the hamlet of Penwortham. Since then, the winery has evolved from a modest, inaugural vintage of four single vineyard wines into a Clare Valley institution, with Kevin’s fascination in terroir being the driving force of Kilikanoon’s winemaking philosophy.

Kilikanoon was thrust into the national spotlight when it won six of the seven trophies awarded at the 2002 Clare Valley Wine Show. Since then, its signature ‘Oracle Shiraz’ has been voted World’s Best Shiraz three times in eleven years, as well as being listed in the Langton’s Classification as “Excellent”. In 2013 Kilikanoon was awarded Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday, as well as holding an elusive Halliday 5 Red Star Rating since 2008.


For any further information or questions please contact Emilie Munther on 0439 016245 or email