A major factor in Riverby’s success is the total control over all grape production on the single estate vineyard. A significant portion of the vineyard consists of vines with considerable age and this is complemented by slightly younger vines utilising modern clones. This combination of vine age and meticulous clonal selection is readily apparent in the high quality fruit being produced. Vines were first planted in 1989; on land that had previously been used for cropping and sheep farming. Further plantings have continued over the years, until now over 70 hectares are planted out in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, and Syrah. The most recent planting is of Gruner Veltliner. As part of Riverby’s focus on viticultural excellence, yields are kept very low and several varieties are hand picked. Sustainable grape-growing techniques are practiced throughout the whole grape-growing and winemaking cycle.
What The Critics Say
94/100 Sam Kim
"Wonderfully complex and inviting, the bouquet shows golden peach, nougat, roasted hazelnut and vanilla characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is generously fruited and richly textured. It is complex, multi-layered and engaging with an impressively long, delectable finish. $27.00. www.riverbyestate.com. Sept 2018." Drink 2018 - 2020
90/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Smooth-textured chardonnay with grapefruit, white peach, vanilla and bready lees flavours. A medium-bodied wine in a rather low-key but appealing style, with a backbone of fresh acidity and gently peppery tannins. 11/2/2019." Drink 2019 - 2024
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