2021 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling


A full and flavoursome Riesling with a rich and balanced palate. A citrus element runs the length of the palate providing a tight mineral structure and a crisp finish.

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Tasting Notes

Skywalk is named after the lookout which is affixed to the side of Castle Rock itself, providing great views of the surrounding area.

Colour: Pale straw with green hues.

Bouquet: A lifted and attractive bouquet showing floral notes of orange blossom and lavender. There are subtle hints of musk stick and passionfruit adding to the complexity and interest of the bouquet.

Palate: A full and flavoursome style Riesling with a rich and balanced palate. The front palate is filled with the floral characters and also the musk stick notes. There is a citrus element which runs the length of the palate and provides a tight mineral structure and a long crisp and clean finish.

Food Accompaniment: Enjoy now with a wide range of dishes from seafood to hot and spicy meals.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or alternatively allow it to gain complexity and interest as it ages for up to 10 years.


95 Points “A truly stunning wine with a retail of $21. The Skywalk is more expressive in terms of aromatics than the Estate release and may not quite have the longevity but makes up for it in instant appeal which sees a nose of citrus blossom layered amongst lemon and lime. The palate has flow and elegance with a backdrop of Meyer lemon and just enough fruit sweetness to round the minerally acidity . The finish has length of lime intermingled with cut white flowers.”The Wine Reviewer, Patrick Eckel, Oct 2021

93 Points “This is a wine that is always an impressive performer and represents top value for the asking price. Pretty scents of white flowers diffuse. Old school lemonade surges with a green apple drive. So fresh, there is a hint of cucumber in the midst too. Soft, talc feels roll out to a long and refreshing finish. Chill and chug on a hot day.” Qwine, Sept 2021

91 Points “Lemon-green in colour, offering an enticing mix of limey citrus and fresh earth with a delicate floral lift. The palate is chiselled with a thirst-quenching salinity. There’s an undertow of power running through that carries the flavours on.” The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy

90 Points “The Skywalk is a relatively new addition to Rob Diletti’s Castle Rock range. It’s supposed to be a little less serious than the Estate, although many wineries would love this to be their top wine. Rob’s got a way with riesling which is certainly on display here. Watery white in colour, the aromas are pristine and precise. Just ripe limes, a touch of spice plus a distinctive almost salty mineral character – loads of complexity for a wine at this price. The palate is then dry and light weight, layers of citrus flavours with a touch of tropical peach skin providing depth for early drinking before a lingering finish. If you are looking for a dependable mid-week riesling you won’t find better than this.” Winepilot, Angus Hughson

“A little shy to begin with but soon opened up and showed freshness and good aromatics of citrus, a little musky and floral too. That freshness is repeated on the palate with rich flavours of lemons and limes, lemon sherbet like characters, mouth-watering acidity and it finishes long and dry. This is lovely Riesling and great value for money.” Words from a Wineglass, Sept 2021

“This wine, whilst still very young and vibrant, already delivers a thrust of primary characteristics of grapefruit, musk and straw. The zesty natural acid supports the primacy of the fruit. It is slightly more phenolic than its siblings due to the free-run juice closer to the skins This imparts mid-palate rounded savouriness, flavour and grip. It is a very enjoyable drop now but will reward some cellaring.” The Grape Hunter, Gilbert Labour, Aug 2021

Harvest Date: 18 March 2021
Bottling Date: 9 June 2021
Alc: 11%
pH: 3.1
T.A.: 7.4 g/L
Residual sugar: 0.75 g/L
Vegan friendly
Minimal sulphites used

Here’s a few older vintage tasting notes for those that have some of our wines in their cellars. These notes were written upon release of each of these wines.

2021 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling

2019 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling
95 Points, Wine Companion

2018 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling
92 Points, Wine Companion

2017 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling

2016 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling
92 Points, Wine Companion

2015 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling
93 Points, Wine Companion