Neil and Heather Grace's vineyard has classic Watervale soils, red loam over limestone, with a westerly aspect. Grace's "dry-Grown" vineyard is hand-pruned and hand-picked and relies only on the natural rainfall. The limestone is able to retain moisture and assist the vine throughout periods of warm weather, almost drought-proofing in the summer months. Viticultural practices include vertical shoot positioning which not only encourages even ripening but also provides important shade to prevent the negative impact of sun-burn on the resultant wine.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw in colour with a slight green tinge.
Delicate lime and citrus notes. Restrained with hints of lemon and fennel.
Very fine with great length of acid. Purity of fruit with lime and crisp finish.
A perfect accompaniment to freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters and Atlantic Salmon or King George Whiting.
Vibrant and flavoursome with zesty acid; this will soften with time. Enjoy now, or benefit from careful cellaring for 10+ years. The crisp characters of the 2012 Watervale Riesling are the result of a standout vintage, on par with 2002.
Medals & Trophies
Top Gold - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012
Gold Medal - 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show 2012