If you have met Steve & Emma Raidis, you know how easy going but hard working people they are. They continually travel the country to promote their wines because they are fiercely proud of the wines they produce, and so they should be.
The cellar door has a family home atmosphere about it and that is how you are made to feel when you visit, right at home. Steve, Emma and the staff are most welcoming and are more than happy to chat. You will be surprised just how much time you will spend there. You get so comfortable that time soon slips by.
Riesling is not normally associated with Coonawarra, and vice versa, but there are now quite a few produces that have one on their list.
I know it’s only a couple of years old but, I think everything has come together with this wine. Nothing stood out for me and that is a good thing! I still tasted some citrusy/limey characters and the acid and fruit were so in sync, I reckon they could easily win a three-legged race. The bonus for me was the lovely dry finish.
A very slurpable, thirst quenching Riesling. A bit of a favourite too.
They have moved onto the 2015 vintage that won the trophy for the best White Wine (other than Chardonnay) at the Limestone Coast Wine Show. I’m going to have to get some of this too.
Region: Coonawarra Price: $20 Source: Cellar door purchase