Murrumbateman Winery is treating our readers like members all November with free tastings and offering 25% off all cellar-door purchases on presentation of their ad featured below and in our weekly print edition available now. So cut out your coupon or take a screenshot, head to the cellar door and enjoy some fabulous local wines including Yass Valley Times Wine Of The Week – a rippa Riesling from 2019 – thanks to winemaker Bob Makin!

Sixty Second Swirl Wine of the Week

As the weather warms up, lighter and brighter wines become the order of the day and this week’s swirl certainly fits the bill – the 2019 Murrumbateman Winery Riesling.  Winemaker Bob Makin has expertly crafted this ripping little “Rizza” and swirling around the glass the wine is a bright, medium straw colour.  Aromas of lemon and grapefruit curd are prominent with a hint of freshly baked shortcrust pastry.  Citrus fruit and blossom flavours continue to slide across the tongue, with an inviting zip of zesty acid at the finish.  This is just the trick with freshly grilled white-fleshed fish with lemon and caper sauce-$30 at the cellar door.

Brent Lello

Winemaker Bob Makin with Mollie amid the vines