Rieslingfreak: 2023 Best Value Producer

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the winners of our 'Best Value Winery' award for 2023 - Rieslingfreak!

Riesling-obsessed winemaking dynamic duo John and Belinda Hughes are taking this variety to great new heights in Australia, producing a range of styles that all sit amongst the finest expressions in the country.

Not only is the quality of Rieslingfreak's wines as good as it comes, but their prices are bordering on the ridiculous. They could have won a number of awards in 2023, but 'Best Value' was in every sense a no-brainer.

Whether it's the 'entry level' trio of No.3 Clare Valley, No.4 Eden Valley or No.5 Off-Dry; 'premium' single site releases No.2 Polish Hill River, No.10 Zenit, No.12 Flaxman Valley; or the DD-exclusive No.11 Mosaik, these wines simply cannot be beaten at their respective price points.

“The Freak and Freakette are freaking excited being named the DD Best Value Winery of the Year. This is an amazing honour. We always feel Riesling in general over-delivers for it’s ‘value’, and to be named best value winery is freaking amazing!”
- John & Belind Hughes

And what a year John and Belinda have had too! From Belinda's nomination as Young Gun of Wine Winemaker of the Year, Top 100 Winery results from both Halliday Wine Companion and The Real Review, as well as consistent stellar reviews from the likes of Halliday, The Wine Front, Huon Hooke, James Suckling, Andrew Caillard, Wine Advocate & more, there is simply no stopping the FREAKS!

Explore the complete Rieslingfreak collection, including our most popular Mixed Pack of 2023 - the Rieslingfreak Masterclass Pack - and fulfill all your Riesling desires!

A huge congrats to John and Belinda from the DD Team!


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