Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Featuring the Proprietor’s Grandfather, Sydney Neill – Wine Merchant, on the label, Picnic Riesling is our perennial favourite and a wonderful introduction to the pleasure of Central Otago Riesling. We think it is just as much a dinner wine as a luncheon – equally enjoyable at home outdoors, as at the Captain’s Table. Organically grown on two small blocks at Two Paddocks home vineyard (HQ), The Red Bank Farm & Vineyard, in Earnscleugh Alexandra. Hand harvested and crafted in to a delicious off-dry fresh style appealing to just about everyone on the planet.
White flower, frangipani, kaffir, lime and spice aromatics, leading to a textural mouthfeel showing brightness, minerality and drive. The wine finishes with a lithe balanced persistence."
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"Certified organic, the 2017 vintage was estate-grown and hand-picked in the Red Bank Vineyard, at Earnscleugh, near Alexandra. Made in an an off-dry style, it is pale lemon/green, with excellent intensity of vigorous, citrusy flavours, a sliver of sweetness and a long, crisp finish. Already drinking well, it should be at its best 2020+."
Cameron Douglas MS, February 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"The aromas, textures and flavours derived from a wild fermentation show well with wild flowers, wild fruits and white fleshed pears; some honeysuckle, a touch of 'funk' and old wood or lees notes. Buy! Very nice wine "