Rieslingfreak

"The fruit for our Rieslingfreak collection is sourced from three South Australian regions, including Clare Valley, Eden Valley and Polish Hill River.

We make several different styles, including dry, sweet, sparkling (Sekt) and fortified. Each of our Rieslings have a number, and that number represent both the region where the grape is grown, and the style of the Riesling.

The philosophy of Rieslingfreak is to provide Riesling enthusiasts with the finest expressions of the variety, representative of different regions and styles. Most of our Rieslings are harvested by machine, in the cool of the night and arrive at the winery early morning for processing.

Unlike most Riesling producers, we do not press our Rieslings. We use a ‘spin and drain’ method with the grapes to ensure the berries are treated very softly, whilst maintaining the purity of the juice.

With Riesling winemaking, there are three key elements that require the upmost detail and attention. These are fruit, acid, and sweetness. I see it as my job, as a Riesling winemaker, I believe my role is to always deliver a ‘balanced’ Riesling that harmoniously combines these three elements. As growing conditions vary from year to year, it is my job to adapt to the conditions, and produce wines that highlight the best characteristics of each vintage. It is for this reason that I am unable to use numbers to steer my decision making. I rely on my sense of taste, both in the vineyard and winery, to deliver a balanced Riesling that is true to style." - Rieslingfreak

 

  • Trio of Rieslingfreaks

    Rieslingfreak Terroir Trio

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    LINE UP THE 2021 WINES TO SEE PLOT NUANCE AND PICK YOUR FAVOURITE

    Love Riesling? You're not alone! Make no mistake - this is no misnomer - Rieslingfreak is as it sounds! A winery obsessed with the variety, making some of Australia's most outstanding Riesling! These 2021 Rieslings reflect one of the beauties of wine...

    Current stock: 4

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  • Rieslingfreak No. 4 Riesling 2021

    Rieslingfreak No. 4 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Eden Valley

    NICK STOCK 97 POINTS! ERIN LARKIN 95 POINTS!

      "This hits a new level in 2021, the finest release of this dry Eden Valley riesling to date. Aromas of sliced lemon and crushed stones with flickers of spice, too. The palate is finely detailed and has elegantly piercing lemon and ruby-grapefruit...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    $25.00
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  • Rieslingfreak No. 2 Riesling 2021

    Rieslingfreak No. 2 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    THE POLISH HILL RIVER RIESLING IS CONCENTRATED AND VIBRANT. WILL CELLAR!

      "Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling. Each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number representing both the region where the grapes are grown, and the style in which the wine is made.  Rieslingfreak No. 2 is a...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 21

    $30.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WATERVALE BRINGS US A ROUNDER, FULLER RIESLING WITH THE TRADEMARK LIME JUICE FLAVOUR.

      "Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling. Each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number representing both the region where the grapes are grown, and the style in which the wine is made.  Rieslingfreak No. 3 is...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 5 Riesling 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 5 Riesling 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    With an off-dry style, it is very important to get the balance of acid, sugar and fruit correct. Harvested early, from the family property, the 2018 No.5 is a fruit-driven wine with 14g/L sugar, which is balanced well with the acid, and the generosity of...

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    $26.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 5 Riesling 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 5 Riesling 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Winemaker John Hughes has dedicated himself to the art of fine riesling, and, particularly, the balance between sugar, fruit and acidity that allows him to play with varying residual sugar levels. Here he makes a pitch perfect off dry style. Breakfast...

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    $25.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    The Real Review 95 points!“This is a dry riesling that captures the essence of the Clare Valley with its pristine aromatics of blossoms and citrus. The palate is elegant, approachable and bursting with flavour. Sourced from the White Hutt vineyard just...

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