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.

The 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion rates Helm Wines of Murrumbateman for the 9th year, “a 5 star outstanding winery capable of producing wines of a very high quality” and awarded a number of our current releases at an outstanding rating of 95 points.

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2018                              95 points

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2019                          95 points

Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 2017                             95 points

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2017            95 points                            

Huon Hooke has also rated the current vintages highly:

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                            

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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