2023 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner


The signature white grape variety of Austria, Grüner Veltliner is well suited to our premium cool climate viticulture and winemaking at Castle Rock Estate. All estate fruit. Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, free run juice and medium pressings, light settling before being racked to barrel with some solids. Fermented and matured in older French Puncheons and Barriques, left on lees for 5 months with minimal stirring.

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Tasting Notes

Colour: Pale lemon in colour.

Bouquet: Guava leaps from the glass, clean and refreshing.

Palate: The palate is bright, delicate and fresh. The guava carries through, backed by feijoa and subtle spice. There’s a hint of richness from lees contact, adding a savoury element to the wine as seen in previous vintages. Lingering finish.

Food accompaniment: Traditionally pairs well with delicate meats, think roast pork or veal schnitzel. Alternatively, Fish and Chips on a warm sunny day.

Cellaring potential: Up to 10 years with careful cellaring.


91 Points “Lemon myrtle, lemon balm. Savoury, root-vegetable feel with green, bitter citrus. Parsnip, lemon blossom, jasmine. Massive crunch and spice of white radish. Very fresh, well-defined flavours, finishing cool with green grapefruit pith. Piquant texture. A very tasty Gruner.” Winefront, Kasia Sobiesiak

90 Points “A sidestep for the stalwart riesling producer, but still in the aromatic white mode. Scents of flinty and smoky/mineral characters, green apple and juniper. Flavours also lead with smoky/slate-like mineral things but with juicy, green apple and nashi pear notes woven through. Some distinct grüner personality here, and a charming drink is the message. A good alternative white from Great Southern.” Wine Companion, Mike Bennie

Harvest Date: 22 March 2023
Bottling Date: 15 August 2023
Alc: 11.5%
pH: 3.39
T.A.: 6.1 g/L
R.S.: 0.1 g/L

Here’s a 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.

2023 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner

2022 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner
91 Points, The Winefront
90 Points, Halliday Wine Companion 2024

2021 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner
92 Points, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

2022 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner
2023 Castle Rock Estate Grüner Veltliner