2019 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Obstgarten Riesling K

German-inspired Riesling from a cool site in the King Valley. A very classy and balanced take on an off-dry Riesling from this fast-rising producer.

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While the Schmölzer & Brown duo await their own estate-grown Riesling to come online, they are plundering other cool-climate Victorian regions for premium fruit to play with.

Here they take fruit from the highest Riesling vineyard in Whitlands region, Victoria, and turn it into their version of a German Kabinett style Riesling - hense the Obstgarten 'K'.

The acidity is absolutely blistering allowing the wine to find an easy balance with a touch of residual sugar though still maintaining a dry style overall.

This is a beautiful, elegant style of Riesling from one of Victoria's rising star producers. Drink now or cellar long.

A single vineyard, Kabinett-style Riesling from the highest altitude Riesling vineyard in Victoria: mature, unirrigated and close-planted vines on the Whitlands high plateau. This has pretty, spring floral aromatics with some more tropical fruit complexity from two separate picking dates. Two thirds cool-fermented in tank and one third fermented in old hogshead without temperature control. This has 31g/ L residual sugar and plenty of natural acidity to balance the fruit and sweetness.

Customer Reviews

Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

Tessa and Jeremy are playing a long-game with their Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown label.

They have invested in a block of land high in the hills behind Beechworth and have planted 10,000 vines on it over the last couple of years with the plan to farm it organically. Tessa has a wealth of experience from time at Sorrenberg and Kooyong, Jeremy is an architect by trade with an eye for detail.

It comes as no surprise that the buzz around this husband and wife team is palpable and the praise is high. Max Allen called them, “one of a remarkable number of impressive new wine labels to have cropped up in Beechworth over the last five years.”

They are going to be at the forefront of Beechworth wine for many years to come.

Tessa and Jeremy in Thorley vineyard - Beechworth, VIC Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

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