Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Raise a Glass to International Riesling Day!

Join us on 13 March in celebrating International Riesling Day

International Riesling Day is a global celebration of the versatile Riesling grape, known for its distinctive taste profiles. Enthusiasts worldwide come together to toast the delightful flavours of Riesling wines, appreciating the craftsmanship of winemakers and the unique terroirs that contribute to the complexity of these renowned wines.

Riesling particularly thrives in South Australia's Eden Valley, Tasmania, as well as Orange, NSW, where cool climates and unique terroirs yield wines with vibrant acidity, distinctive citrus flavours, and elegant mineral notes.

Here are just a few of our Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia members' Rieslings to enjoy, or visit their cellar door and explore through a guided tasting or Ultimate Winery Experience.

Artisans of Barossa's Small Batch 2021 Riesling from the Eden Valley region boasts intense flavour, chalky texture, and bright, refreshing natural acidity, with classic lemon, lime, and floral aromas, offering a beautifully balanced palate of fleshy mid-palate fruit and tingling fresh acidity.

The 2020 Josef Chromy 'DELIKAT' SGR Riesling offers a crisp, refreshing taste with wonderfully aromatic notes of cumquat blossom, honeysuckle, kaffir lime leaf, and freshly peeled mandarin, evolving on the palate to reveal flavours of lemon sorbet, lemon meringue, biscuit, and toasted rice, maintaining a light-footed and lacy texture throughout. 

The 2023 Josef Chromy Riesling presents fresh citrus aromas with hints of kaffir lime, vibrant minerality, and racy natural acidity, supported by delicate floral notes, savory undertones, and an abundance of citrus fruit flavours, making it suitable for cellaring up to 10 years.

Moorilla Muse Riesling 2021 offers a classic profile with flinty notes on the nose, complemented by ample lime, green apples, and a vanilla-blossom lightness, while its palate showcases a tight, almost-oily richness of yellow peach, lime, and gentle honey-sweetness, all balanced by mouthwatering acidity leading to a bright, crispy finish. 

Moorilla's Praxis Sparkling Riesling 2023 presents a delightful combination of fresh, clean fruit and florals, including bright apple and greengage, with a fine, zippy mousse and assertive acidity, making it an approachable and refreshing sparkling wine.

The 2022 Eliza Riesling from The Swinging Bridge Winemaker Series embodies the essence of the Orange Region, reflecting the terroir of the Hill Park vineyard with its vibrant yet restrained, youthful yet perceptive character. This cool climate Riesling offers a zesty and fine palate, showcasing an elegant acid line and perfectly balanced citrus notes, promising to reward cellaring.
Happy International Riesling Day! 

Published 5 March 2024.