Not far off the Barton Highway and nestled neatly amongst the rolling hills of the Spring Range, is Poachers Pantry.The Smokehouse Restaurant is a gourmet destination of the region and is a hugely popular place on the weekends.

While Poachers was originally established to produce quality smoked meats to local chefs, they also crank out a range of quality cool climate wines. This week’s “swirl” is the Poachers Riesling 2019.

This Riesling is pale straw in colour with flashes of green from within. The swirl reveals aromas of freshly squeezed lemons and limes with hints of citrus blossom.

The palate is loaded with ripe citrus flavours and together with lovely crisp but not searing acidity, produce a long and lingering finish.

A ripping “Rizza” to enjoy with freshly grilled south coast snapper fillet with a tangy garden salad, or with salt and pepper prawns. I bought my bottle from the cellar door for $29 but is also available online

Brent Lello