5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
2020 Winemaker of the Year - Halliday Wine Companion - Vanya Cullen
2010 Decanter Awards World's Best Chardonnay - Kevin John 2007
2011 Jeremy Oliver's Wine of the Year; Nick Stock's Best Cabernet Merlot Blend; Ray Jordan's Best Cabernet Merlot - Diana Madeline 2009
2015 James Halliday Best Cabernet Blend - Diana Madeline 2012
"One of the pioneers of Margaret River, and has always produced long-lived wines of highly individual style from the mature estate vineyards. The vineyard has progressed beyond organic to biodynamic certification and, subsequently, has become the first vineyard and winery in Australia to be certified carbon neutral... Winemaking is in the hands of Vanya Cullen, daughter of the founders; she is possessed of an extraordinarily good palate and generosity to the cause of fine wine. It is impossible to single out any particular wine from the top echelon." - James Halliday
"The philosophy of Cullen Wines is to search for the best quality expression of the vineyard in the wine. The maritime climate, rocky soils, dry farming and biodynamic practices all help to create individual and diverse wine styles which are unique to Cullen.
The maritime climate of Margaret River allows a near perfect environment in which to grow the finest quality grapes. The rocky soils produce low yielding intensely flavoured grapes and the flavour of these grapes is what creates the fabric for the wine style at Cullen. The vines are dry farmed, helping to ensure maximum fruit quality, and all pruning and harvesting are done by hand with great care. Quality is paramount and when the hand-harvested grapes arrive at the winery from the vineyard, they are sorted again to ensure that only the best goes into the bottle. Biodynamic practices and minimal intervention apply to both vineyard and winery with all wines being naturally fermented." - Cullen