2022 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling


94 Points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate  //  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 lemon with green hues.

Bouquet: A lifted bouquet of musk stick, citrus blossom and Kaffir lime combine to make a attractive and inviting nose.

Palate: A full and flavoursome style Riesling with a rich and balanced palate. The front palate is filled with the floral and musk stick characters, with subtle talcy phenolics creating texture. There is a Meyer lemon acidity running the length of the palate and provides a delicate and 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.


94 Points “The 2022 Skywalk Riesling is finesse and elegance incarnate. The nose leads with a spray of lemon oil, followed by spring flowers, crushed shells and petrichor. On the palate, the wine follows this pre-ordained path and closes with a shower of acidity through the finish that cleans and purifies the mouth. A lingering, taut, febrile wine. Lovely. It vibrates with freshness, like dew in a spiderweb.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Erin Larkin

93 Points “This is a fab drink for 25 bucks. With a great minerally drive, you’ll be grinning ear to ear with this in your glass. Tense with talc feels, lemon and lime juice plus some lime pith circulate around the mouth. A whip crack of acidity brings the mouth to water. An excellent expression of Riesling, this will make easy work of those hot summer afternoons. Drink now.” QWine, Sept 2022

92 Points “Pale lemon hue. Approachable and inviting with juicy guava, nettle tea, flint, lime sorbet and salt spray. Seamless flow of the silky palate and soft, yet still vibrant acidity. Such a juxtaposition of casual precision. Bargain.” Vinonotebook, Regan Drew

“Steely cool climate bouquet of svelte lemons & limes. The palate is gently zingy with gorgeous citrus flavours, making it very appealing & moreish. It has an excellent zippy, refreshing finish making it UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!!” Dan Traucki, Wine Assist, Sept 2022

“Named after the lookout on the side of Castle Rock, this is another fine wine and for those who are new to Riesling probably a good one to start with. Lighter-bodied and lower in acidity than the flagship, it has a softer mouthfeel and generous citrus and stonefruit characters, with hints of grapefruit, musk and lychee.” PS News, Christine Salins

“Similar on the nose to the Estate Riesling, this one is also an aromatic delight. Again, freshness and youthfulness abound in spades. Rich in flavour on the palate, the citrusy fruit characters dominate (as expected of course) but such that it is all about the fruit flavours, and not the ‘acid attack’ you’d expect from a such a young Riesling, if you know what I mean. Don’t get me wrong, the acid is present yet delicate and provides perfect support for the abundant fruit to the point of there being a textural feel to the wine as it finishes nice and long. Just as terrific!” Tony Peters, Words from a Wineglass, Nov 2022

Harvest Date: 25 March 2022
Bottling Date: 10 June 2022
Alc: 11.3%
pH: 2.96
T.A.: 7.2 g/L
Residual sugar: 0.25 g/L
Vegan friendly
Minimal sulphites used

Here’s the current vintage tasting note, along with 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.

2022 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling

2021 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling
95 Points, The Wine Reviewer, Patrick Eckel

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