Knappstein and Leasingham

At Knappstein the Riesling was, predictably excellent. 

The surprise package was Three, a blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris which impressed Madam enough for her to invest in a bottle of the ‘05 from the bin ends special barrel. 

There’s also a brewery on the premises, so I tried the lager and promptly picked up a four pack, figuring I’d be able to knock those over some time over the next couple of days.

The second stop was Leasingham, which I’d planned to approach through the back streets until we heard much easier directions (turn left at the footy field). 

We arrived to find that the tasting options were limited to four - 2007 Riesling ($23), 2008 Individual Vineyard Release Watervale Riesling ($46, limited quantities, maximum of three bottles per person), 2006 Magnus Cabernet ($17) and 2006 Classic Clare Shiraz ($55).

While the wines on offer were limited in number, the quality was stellar.

We ended up staying in the Tasting Room longer than expected due to a wide-ranging conversation with the guy looking after the operation. 

Lengthy Conversations

© Ian L Hughes 2021