2021 Lyons Will Riesling

Macedon Ranges, VIC

Fantastic Riesling with texture and character. An unusual, tantalising complex white from the Macedon Ranges.



It’s a very serious riesling, and delicious.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Lyons Will Riesling is a opulent example of the variety built around luscious mouthfeel as opposed to the sheer racy acidity that characterises so many younger Australian Rieslings.

The long, cool growing season in the Macedon Ranges allows the intensity of flavour to develop in the fruit before over-ripe sugars become an issue for Ollie and Renata. The benefit of these marginal climates clearly show in this unique interpretation of the variety.

This is raised in old barrels adding another level of depth and textural intrigue to the finished. The fine, mineral-charged acidity still rings clear, but it's complimented by sheets of honeyed flavour and a fine powdery grip.

A delicious, decadent Riesling on offer here from one of the Macedon's most exciting operations.

About Lyons Will

Lyons Will is one of the hidden gems of the Macedon Ranges.

This stunning 4ha vineyard was originally planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 1996 by Bob and Barabara Farawell and has really blossomed since being purchased by husband and wife Oliver Rapson and Renata Morello.

Oli is a viticulturalist and saw the potential for this beautiful site. In 2013 they planted a small amount of Gamay and Riesling on the property which are thriving, as well as extending their plantings of Pinot Noir.

It's a small family operation. Oli and Renata craft the wines together, everything is done by hand with a strong emphasis on sustainability. Their first releases are electric. Lyons Will is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge from the Macedon Ranges in the last decade.

Sunrise over Lyons Will
Sunrise over Lyons Will
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Thanks to long days, warm summers, and cold nights, the Macedon Ranges GI is the ideal environment for Riesling to fully express its potential.

Handpicked from young vines. This Riesling was bunch sorted and 50% destemmed. The fruit sat on skins for 4 - 6 hours before basket pressing, settled overnight and moved into old French oak to ferment. The wine spent three months in old French oak to build before it was bottled.

Fresh and fun...this Riesling is perfect for drinking now!

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Oli in the vineyard
Oli in the vineyard
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Fuller figured riesling but with lots of acidity and cut, structure and shape. Chalky texture cupping the juicier, lime juice, faint tropical fruity notes and sweet apple juice characters. Long, firm finish from a powerful start too. Lots of fragrance. The more the wine sat open the drier it seemed to be, and more complex. Quite something. It’s a very serious riesling, and delicious." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

The Real Review

"Heady notes of spice and honey lure you in. Its fine and filigreed composure flows effortlessly through the palate. The acidity is high and cleansing, signing off with great length." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)


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