Category Archives: Riesling

2019 Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling & 2018 Porongurup Pinot Noir

Way back in 1616 Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog literally stumbled across the west coast of Australia thanks to some blustery winds in the Indian Ocean.  Along with other Dutch explorers after him, he had a bit of a look up … Continue reading

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Yalumba Y Series Whites & Rosé

On a beautiful day recently, I took the opportunity to go out onto my deck and take in as much vitamin D as mother nature was prepared to give me.  Looking over my gardens, I was taken by the amount … Continue reading

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2019 Robert Stein Dry Riesling

People who know me are well aware of the fact I don’t mind a chat.  It is also common knowledge that I don’t mind a glass or two of Riesling.  You can imagine my excitement when this Riesling arrived at … Continue reading

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2017 Bailey Wine Co Watervale Riesling

I poured this Riesling for a mate recently and he was impressed.  It prompted him to say that he couldn’t understand why Riesling is among the lowest for sales of white wine in Australia.  I won’t go into what his … Continue reading

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2019 Castle Rock Porongurup ‘Skywalk’ Riesling

Riesling; described by Jancis Robinson MW in her Oxford Companion to Wine as “arguably the world’s most undervalued, misspelt, mispronounced variety … and could claim to be the finest white grape variety in the world on the basis of the longevity of … Continue reading

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2019 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

Recently, my wife and I decided to go for a walk in the bush.  Not that we are bush walkers by any stretch of the imagination, it was just that we were in a pristine area of Tasmania so it … Continue reading

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2017 Castle Rock Estate ‘A & W’ Reserve Riesling

I know you are used to me starting a review with some sort of story or carry on about something or ‘other, but not this time.  I simply need to cut to the chase with this Riesling. Magic.  Pure magic.  … Continue reading

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Clemens Hill Vineyard & Wines

My wife and I are ‘view’ people.  By that I mean we like a view of most things, whether it be the ocean, rivers, mountains, valleys or vineyards.  Speaking of views, valleys and vineyards, you need to make an appointment (by … Continue reading

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2018 Sandergrove Estate ‘Straw Boss’ Adelaide Hills Riesling

It wasn’t that long ago I got into a mates car expecting it to be just like any other version of that particular car but alas, no.  Apart from being built the same, looking the same, having the same name … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Stein Farm Series Riesling

I’ve never been one to have preconceived ideas about a wine, yet on the other hand, I can have high expectations of a wine if I’ve tried one of the same variety from the same producer.  That’s a contradiction in … Continue reading

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