King of the Castle

“IT SEEMS FITTING that the steep hike up to Western Australia’s famed Castle Rock Granite Skywalk is considered one of the state’s best day walks.

That’s because, as you stand atop the giant rock domes, with the rugged Stirling Ranges on one side and the sparkling Albany Coast on the other, just 300m below lies one of the country’s top riesling icons, Castle Rock Estate.

Angelo and Wendy Diletti were first lured to this stunning corner of Great Southern back in 1981. Attracted by a friendly combination of altitude, cooling south-east sea breezes and well-drained soils, they picked a gently sloping 55ha property on the east end of the Porongurup Range. Plantings of riesling and cabernet sauvignon followed in 1983…

GT WINE Magazine, Andrew Graham

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