Tar & Roses `Lewis` Riesling 2013 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$274.80 per case
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When picked at optimal level of ripeness, the riesling grape has a beautiful dusty pale lemony gold colour, with a sweet musk stick flavour. With care and attention, we aim to retain these characters through to the finished wine.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

New wine out of the Tar & Roses stable. 80% Nagambie Lakes / 20% Strathbogie Ranges. Dry.

Excellent intensity. Burst of lime, spice, some mineral, gunsmoke. Striking acidity, a spear from start to the long finish. Has a textural quality despite its acidity. Impressive lime-juice purity. That hint of orange blossom so characteristic of Nagambie Lakes riesling. This is good. Rating 92 - Drink to 2022+, Campbell MAttinson, The Wine Front (NOV/2013)

The first riesling from Tar & Roses, 80% sourced from Nagambie Lakes, 20% from the Strathbogie Ranges. Given the decades Don Lewis spent at the winemaking helm of Mitchelton, it's an overdue move. The flowery, blossom and musk aromas lead into a generous palate of lime juice and lemon curd, freshened on the finish by good acidity. Rating 92 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale green with hints of gold.


Our style has a spring flower bouquet of orange and quince blossom plus hints of sweet citrusy pink grapefruit.


A delicious mouth filling burst of many flavours reminiscent of lemon meringue pie and Bickfords lime cordial with a crisp dry, lingering finish.

Food Matching

New season asparagus wrapped in proscuitto.

VIC - Other Victorian
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The extensive experience and winemaking knowledge of Don Lewis combined with Narelle King's broad thinking and diverse skill set, brought partnership strength to Tar & Roses. For the past three years, Don and Narelle have been making wine in Priorat, Spain, fuelling their intrigue in the classic European varietals, particularly Nebbiolo.

Their interests were not confined to the varietals or wine styles solely in traditional European regions, but how these varieties could be grown and made in Australia.

Back in Australia, Don and Narelle have concentrated on producing wines from these European varietals in their own region - Central Victoria. Here, they make Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese in addition to a Central Victorian Shiraz, one of Don's signature varieties.

Tar & Roses encapsulates the complexity and interest of this story. One that shows the friendship between Don and Narelle, and the multi-regions of Italy, Spain and Australia. It is a brand that speaks of the traditions of wine merging with the cutting edge of Australian winemaking, bridging the old world with the new.

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