2023 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling


An approachable and more-ish palate, with lovely richness and subtle texture. Softer Meyer lemon-like acidity running the length of the palate, finishing fresh and playful.

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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. A full and flavoursome style Riesling with a rich and balanced palate.

Colour: Pale lemon colour with green hues.

Bouquet: Classic Skywalk Riesling nose, full of musk sticks and florals.

Palate: An approachable and more-ish palate, with lovely richness and subtle texture. Softer Meyer lemon-like acidity running the length of the palate, finishing fresh and playful.

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 “Best White Wines Under $30. The 2023 Skywalk Riesling leads with a distinctly talc-y, mineral nose. It has all the delicacy and ephemeral nuance in the mouth as well. Despite its levity, it is long and persistent through the finish, spooling off into the distance, with white tea, jasmine, green apple skins, scratched lime zest and what feels like a million other tiny characters … like pulverized confetti. It’s such a pleasure to drink this. It’s pure and crystalline.” Wine Advocate, Erin Larkin

93 Points “The vibrancy of a cold pressed juice bar, green apple, celery and pineapple. White star jasmine, begonia and watercress. There is lemonade citrus and a hint of rose petal. Gorgeously dry and refreshing, this is more than a Skywalk, it’s a frolic through the clouds and into Riesling heaven. A tightrope of floral and fruit with lovely linear length and a crisp finish. Some of the most affordable quality Riesling in the country. Drink now and serve alongside a creamy spinach cob loaf.” Winepilot, Shanteh Wale, Nov 2023

92 Points “Opens with gentle lemon and lime talc. Supple, open knit style with wet stone…” The Vintage Journal, Oct 2023

92 Points “Named after the lookout on the side of the actual Castle Rock, the fruit is a blend from all of the estate blocks. Some pressings are included in this wine. Fermentation is in stainless steel. The colour is a near invisible, green/yellow. The nose gives us notes of minerals, florals and citrus, with the backing of river stones. We have a mix of dry herbs and garden fresh, as well. A lovely young Riesling, clean and fresh with a crisp, dry finish with decent length. Enjoy this now and for the next five years, while some of the other Castle Rock Rieslings come around, though if you prefer, this will easily do more time in the cellar.” Winepilot, Ken Gargett, Oct 2023

92 Points “The cascades of lemon and lime splice with some texture and a minerally drive make an impression early. A jasmine flower mouth perfume shakes things up a bit. Pithy with talc feels and well-handled acidity, it would certainly pass the bucket of prawns test.” Qwine Reviews, Oct 2023

91 Points “This is the entry point for Castle Rock’s rieslings, with a hint of sweetness and self-described soft acidity. Oh-so-easy to drink.” James Halliday, Oct 2023

91 Points “Pale, almost water-light colour; the aromas very fragrant, yeasty and lifted with jasmine and other tropical flowers—even a hint of lychee… A delicate and fragrant young riesling.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Sept 2023

Harvest Date: 22 March 2023
Bottling Date: 8 June 2023
Alc: 11.8%
pH: 3.20
T.A.: 6.8 g/L
Residual sugar: 0.2 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.

2023 Castle Rock Estate ‘Skywalk’ Riesling

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

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