News: Journey Through Australia’s Largest Wine Region with Realm of Riesling

Realm of Riesling

Discover the Great Southern Wine Region’s breadth of premium rieslings and rosés with Realm of Riesling on Sunday, 04 December 2022. St George’s College Square in Crawley will host 19 producers from the deep south of the state, who will make their way up to Perth to share their wine and knowledge with guests over one summer afternoon.

Realm of Riesling unites the region’s larger, well-known producers such as Forest Hill, West Cape Howe, Duke’s Vineyard Plantagenet and Larry Cherubino with smaller boutique creators including Shepard’s Hut and Gilberts Wines, giving guests the chance to find their new favourite drop for the warmer months.

Also joining guests are Alkoomi, Castelli, Capel Vale, Castle Rock Estate, Ferngrove, Howard Park Wines, Lange Estate, Plan B!, Singlefile, Zarephath Wines, Monkey Rock Winery and 3drops. The vibrant summer afternoon will be made complete with Asian street eats and smooth tunes by Turiya Trio.

Realm of Riesling

Realm of Riesling is consumers’ opportunity to take a trip to the Great Southern without leaving the city and taste for themselves the award winning rieslings and rosés produced in the region.

Amanda Darling, Executive Officer of the Great Southern Wine Producers Association said of the region’s wine, ‘The Great Southern wine region has been building such an incredible reputation world-wide, it now has the most valuable grapes of any other wine region in Western Australia. In fact, we now rank ninth most valuable in the entire country.’

The Great Southern wine region regularly dominates the Halliday Wine Companion and 2023 is no exception with 10 in the top 40 top rated rieslings in Australia coming from the area.

Realm of Riesling

Being the largest wine region in Australia, the Great Southern Wine region spans Albany, Porongurup, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Denmark and is home to over 70 unique wineries on some exceptional soils.

‘Research has recently found that the bedrock that sits beneath Great Southern vines are up to 2.8 billion years old, making it one of the most ancient wine regions in the world, 2 billion years older than the wine regions of Europe’ Darling says. “Underpin this with some of Australia’s most innovative and talented winemakers and the result is a premium wine that has the wine critics attention world-wide.”

Tickets are on sale now and include tastings from 19 producers, a take-home Riedel Extreme Riesling glass (valued at $40), food and entertainment. Guests can book now via

Realm of Riesling is sponsored by Great Southern Wine Producers Association and Riedel, and is managed by AHOY Management.

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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