Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling

Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling


  • From the outset, producing a Riesling from Australia’s best Riesling region was on the list of icon wines to be pursued by winemaker Ben Riggs. The opportunity to produce Riesling from Clare Valley’s coolest sub-region (in every sense) was not to be missed!
  • The Rieslings from the cooler sub-region of Watervale, south of Clare, are crisp, tangy and delicate and this example is no exception.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Elaboration: Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling has been sourced from Brysky Vineyards. The vines are planted by single cordon trellising, traditional to the Clare region. Hand pruning allows the best possible shaping and opening of the canopy, to maximize sunlight for growth and even ripening of the grapes.

Tasting Notes: The wonderfully delicate nose carries lime oil and soft citrus blossom characters seamlessly to the palate. Here, the mouth feel is abundantly vibrant and lifted offering zesty lemon and lime carefully balanced with bright fresh, full fruit sweetness.


2020 – 91 Wine Enthusiast | 90 Wine Spectator


Ben Riggs, an iconic South Australian winemaker, founded Mr. Riggs Wine Co. in 2001. He holds a degree from Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide and has extensive experience throughout the wine world having contributed his talents to more than 40 vintages in Australia, Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy, and the South of  France.

Ben was chief winemaker at Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale for 13 year and remains passionately involved in the McLaren Vale wine community. His wines have won more than 100 awards and he was nominated by Gourmet Traveller WINE as Winemaker of the Year in 2005 and 2013. In 2020 Mr. Riggs was awarded a five red star winery rating by the Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
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