Vickery Wines

Various

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www.vickerywines.com.au

Address
28 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067
Various
Telephone
(08) 8362 8622
Facsimilie
Not Available
Opening Hours
Not
Winemaker
John Vickery, Phil Lehmann
Established
2014
Dozen
4000
Vineyards
12 hectares

James' Review

It must be a strange feeling for John Vickery to begin at the beginning again, 60 years after his first vintage, in 1951. His interest in, love of, and exceptional skills with riesling began with Leo Buring in '55 at Chateau Leonay. Over the intervening years he became the uncrowned but absolute monarch of riesling makers in Australia until, in his semi-retirement, he passed the mantle on to Jeffrey Grosset. Along the way he had (unsurprisingly) won the Wolf Blass Riesling Award at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2007, and had been judged by his peers as Australia's Greatest Living Winemaker in a survey conducted by The Age Epicure in '03. His new venture has been undertaken in conjunction with Phil Lehmann, with 12ha of Clare and Eden Valley riesling involved, and wine marketer Jonathon Hesketh moving largely invisibly in the background. The Da Vinci code letters and numerals are easy when it comes to EVR (Eden Valley Riesling) and WVR (Watervale Riesling), but thereafter the code strikes. The numerics are the dates of harvest, thus ?103' is 10 March,?172' is 17 February. The two initials that follow are even more delphic, standing for the name of the vineyard or those of the multiple owners. Exports to the UK, EU and Canada.

Author: James Halliday


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Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.

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