Riesling, New South Wales

Riesling is a white grape that is famous for its intense aromatics and crisp acidity. Riesling was the most planted white grape in Australia until the early 1990s when Chardonnay took over. Riesling flourishes in the Clare Valley, particularly Watervale, around the Polish Hill River, and in the cooler Eden Valley. Riesling is also being grown with increasing popularity in the Western Australia regions Albany, Frankland River and Porongorup. Australian Rieslings are noted for their citrus/lime fruit flavours in their youth and a smooth balance of freshness, lanolin and acid as they age. Australian botrytized Rieslings have immense levels of flavour concentration with beautiful acid and structure.

Riesling was first planted in New Zealand in the 1970s and has flourished in the relatively cool climates of the Marlborough, Central Otago area and for late harvests in the Nelson region.

Alsace is famous for producing outstanding Riesling from dry austere to Vendages Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles. They tend to be fuller, more savoury and viscous wines than those of other countries.

In Germany, Riesling constitutes around 20% of total plantings. The best examples are planted on south-facing slate-rich slopes. Germany produces many different styles from dry perfumed wines with racy, mineral acidity to exotically lush flavours of their great late harvest wines.
Home to 14 official wine regions, New South Wales offers a diverse and wide ranging expanse to produce wines that appeal to every palate.

From Australia's oldest continuous wine region – the famous Hunter Valley – to exciting new cool climate regions such as Orange, the Southern Highlands and Tumbarumba, these regions can be found to produce some of the best Australia Wine around. Recognised as the second largest wine producing state in Australia, New South Wales is also the most populous state with its wine consumption far outpacing the region's wine production. Although the Hunter Valley region is well known, the majority of wineries are located along the Murray and Darling Rivers (in the south-east of the state) which supplies water for many of the regions wineries.

Other regions within New South Wales includes the Canberra District, Cowra, Hastings River, Hilltops, Mudgee, New England, Perricoota, Riverina and the Shoalhaven Coast.
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  1. Gilbert Riesling 2019
    Small, high quality fruit selection from our cool climate vineyard. This wine has fresh floral aromas, crisp lime and lemon flavours with a lingering dry finish. Enjoy this "rare drop" from Mount Barker, where world quality Riesling is produced. A ... Learn More
  2. Gilbert Pétillant-Naturel Riesling 2021
    Sparkling Riesling from Australia is a rarity so it was with interest that this ‘pet-nat’ from Orange in New South Wales was approached. Lemon-lime scents, sniffs of cookie dough and ginger., but once on the palate its prickly acidity amplifies ... Learn More
  3. Clonakilla Riesling 2019
    Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling. The weather leading up to vintage 2019 was marked by lower than average rainfall in winter and spring. Things were just starting to look seriously dry when ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  4. Clonakilla Riesling 2021
    Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling. Drink now for its razor fine floral, citrus-edged fruit or cellar for up to 15 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age. – Winemaker, ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  5. Helm Wines Premium Riesling 2021
    Helm Wines, in Murrumbateman NSW, was established by Ken and Judith Helm in 1973. Ken is a descendant of German vignerons who planted vines in the Albury district in the 1850s. Helm Wines specialises in the production of award winning Riesling ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    Huon Hooke
  6. Bin Ends Box- Clear out the Cellar BOX 5 Whites

    We need to clear some space in the warehouse! As the Christmas rush approaches we are needing to make room and there are a few Bin End wines that need to find a good home! Nothing wrong with the ... Learn More

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  7. Bin Ends Box- Clear out the Cellar BOX 3 Whites

    We need to clear some space in the warehouse! As the Christmas rush approaches we are needing to make room and there are a few Bin End wines that need to find a good home! Nothing wrong with the ... Learn More

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