Howard Park Wines was launched in 1986 with the release of the 1986 Howard Park Riesling, since this inaugural vintage, the style and philosophy of the Howard Park Riesling has remained unchanged and is the benchmark for Howard Park and the Great Southern regional expression. The focus being to source the most pristine Riesling from premier vineyards in the Great Southern region of Western Australia to produce a wine showcasing the best of this variety from this isolated region ideally suited to Riesling.
The wine is selected from only the best batches of free-run juice; these wines demonstrate great potential for slow ageing and the development of toasty complexity and greater mouth-feel.
Howard Park’s Great Southern Riesling is consistently rated as one of Australia’s best Rieslings. It is listed as Australia’s 4th most collected Riesling from a survey conducted by Wine Ark out of 3 million bottles of wine in cellars across the country. It also has a longstanding track record of being noted as ‘Outstanding’ in James Halliday’s annual Wine Companion.
- WA - Mount Barker
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant and pale lemon yellow in colour
Intense and lifted aromas of zested lemon/lime citrus and fresh pears.
The palate is full of fresh citrus, nashi pear and golden delicious apple flavours that give depth and richness. Whilst defined by these rich fruit flavours, the palate is guided by a fine, citrus acidity that adds length and finish to the wine.
In its youth, the Great Southern Riesling is bright in style, full of abundant fresh fruit, a tight citrus acidity. In time the wine will develop a nut praline and poached citrus and apple richness whilst retaining its linear acidity.
Howard Park Rieslings will cellar for more than 10 years.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2013
Silver Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show 2013