The beautiful Clare Valley in South Australia is home to some of our best Riesling and Pikes Riesling with its distinctive fish label is a stand out. Drink it now and if you have the will power cellar a couple of bottles to enjoy in a few years when it has developed aged characteristics. Having just completed their 26th vintage, this family owned winery is set to produce more of its flagship Classic Clare Riesling. This is the variety for which Pikes has become known but they also produce other whites and some classy well balanced red wines.
Clever wine making is also responsible for “The White Mullet” which is made from Riesling, Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon. Might seem like a hard concept to grasp but is certainly not hard to drink and is a clean fresh quaffer to drink now and enjoy on its own or a good match for many foods.
Peter Bentley has the enviable task of travelling around Australia and the world to promote and establish markets for Pikes Winery and was able to give us a review of the wines and more 🙂
Look out for Pike`s Oakbank beer a traditional handcrafted Pilsner style. Available in limited amounts this beer shows faint citrus and fruity notes, is clean, malty and well worth a try.