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 2019                           95 points

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2019                        94 points

Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 2017                           94 points

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2017            95 points  

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2018            95 Points                       

Helm Central Ranges Orange Riesling 2019         93 points

Helm Half Dry Riesling                                          89 points

Huon Hooke from The Real Review has also rated the current vintages highly, with the recent reviews of the 2018 Cabernet being included in the Real Review Cellar Talk:

Helm Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018              92 points

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2018         96 points*       

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2019                             96 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

*Ranked No 1 out of 26 NSW Cabernet Sauvignons                    

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 2018          94+ points 

Helm Cabernet Sauvignon 2018                            94 points

Helm Premium Riesling 2021                                95 points                    

Helm Half Dry Riesling 2021                                  93 points

Helm Tumbarumba Riesling 2021                        94 points     

Helm Classic Dry Riesling 2021                             94 points

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Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

2018

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

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Half Dry Riesling

2021

German style Riesling. Smooth fruity sweet palate finishing dry.

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Premium Cabernet Sauvignon

2018

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

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Premium Riesling

2021

A beautifully balanced Riesling of acid, fruit, and texture. A high quality wine with many years cellaring potential.   

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Riesling Classic Dry

2019

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

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Tumbarumba Riesling

2021

A delicious Riesling exhibiting the uniqueness of the grape and expressing its origin - terroir.

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