Riesling is a variety that I find very exciting in the cool climate of Orange. It is a noble variety that displays floral aromatic characters unique to wines such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Albarino and a few others. While there are some excellent Rieslings produced around Australia, our soil, intense sunshine and cool climate – a result of our high elevation – play a large part in bringing out the best in the variety. If I can do anything about it you will be seeing a lot more Riesling coming out of Orange in the future.
We recommend enjoying now while it is young and fresh