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Castle Rock Estate, Australia

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Winery Name: Castle Rock Estate, Australia
established 1981
Winemaker(s): Robert Diletti
Other Details: Angelo and Wendy Diletti first started plantings in 1983, releasing the first vintage Riesling in 1986. This Riesling won an 18 point silver award at the Mount Barker Wine Show that year. Since then the Rieslings have consistently won silver awards or better in regional or capital city shows. Robin Bradley in his "Little Gold Book", Australian and New Zealand Vintages, awards Castle Rock Rieslings five stars.

The 2000 vintage was Castle Rocks' 15th year of wine production. Previously the wines were made by Winemaker Michael Staniford at Alkoomi Wines, Frankland. Now Angelos' son, Robert Diletti, has taken on the task of making Castle Rock Wines after spending two years as the Winemakers Assistant at Alkoomi.

Furthermore the construction of a winery at Castle Rock Estate run by Rob and Angelo Diletti means that personalised attention to wine production which commenced with the 2001 vintage. Since first planting the Rieslings in 1983, the Diletti family has expanded the varieties grown at Castle Rock.

These now include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Additionally a Liqueur Muscat and a Sparkling White are available. There is also a Late Harvest Riesling. Pinot Noir is the most popular of the reds, usually selling out within 3 or 4 months of their release.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Mount Barker
Website: Castle Rock Estate
Contact Details / Location: Castle Rock Estate is located on the northeast face of the Porongurup mountain range 40 km north east of Albany and 30 km southeast of Mt. Barker. Along with its unique culture of wineries, crafts and accommodation, the Porongurups National Park provides a natural scenic beauty. To allow appreciation of this beauty, many bushwalks have been created throughout the park with varying degrees of difficulty.
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