Our Wines

The philosophy at Helm Wines is that wine making is an art not a science. The winemaker is the custodian of the grape and has the potential to create a masterpiece. We strive to produce premium quality wines that reflect the true characteristics of the grape and the land or ‘terroir’ in which they have been grown.

Our wines have always been well received by wine critics  and reviewers, a testament to the quality Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced in the Canberra District.

Wine Companion

The 2021 James Halliday Wine Companion rated Helm Wines a 5 Red Star winery “Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years”

James writes “The wines have a long reputation for quality and consistency. The winery enjoys a five red star rating by Halliday and in Huon Hookes‘ Top Wineries of Australia.”

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2019                               95 points

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2019                           94 points

Helm Central Ranges Orange Riesling 2019           93 points

Helm Premium Canberra District Riesling 2019    96 points 

Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 2017                              94 points

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2017             95 points                            

The Real Review

Huon Hooke from The Real Review has also rated the current vintages highly, and recently rated the winery as No. 171 in his Top Wineries of Australia, moving up 108 spots from the previous year. We’re definitely going places.

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2018                               91 points

Helm Premium Riesling 2019                                  93 points

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2019                           91 points

Helm Central Ranges Riesling 2019                        92 points

Helm Half Dry Riesling 2019                                    91 points

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2017             95 points     

The Wine Front                       

Mike Bennie from the Wine Front starts out by saying “Helm and Riesling go like Bacon and Eggs, so Cabernet must be something rogue but fitting like maple syrup in that equation” and has scored our wines:

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2017            93 points 

Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 2017                             92 points

Helm Half Dry Riesling 2019                                   93 points

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2019                          93 points     

Helm Premium Riesling 2019                                 96 points 

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2019                              94 points

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Cabernet Sauvignon

2017

Rich fruit, soft tannins with a new oak all in balance

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Central Ranges Riesling

2019

White flowers and citrus blossom aroma. Clean and fresh, soft ripe pear and lemon zest.

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Half Dry Riesling

2019

Aromatic floral and orange blossom aroma. Juicy ripe citrus and stonefruit flavours.

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Premium Cabernet Sauvignon

2017

A benchmark wine marking 40 years of cabernet production for Helm Wines

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Premium Riesling

2019

Juicy lime and crunchy green apple flavours intertwined with that typical Murrumbateman mineral acidity.

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Riesling Classic Dry

2018

Powerful citrus blossom aroma. Clean and fresh, crunchy green apples, minerality and lime cordial flavours.

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