Crawford River Riesling back to 1989
25 Jul 2008 by JR
If ever we needed proof that, rain willing, there are still myriad suitable vineyard sites to discover in the vast land mass of Australia, Crawford River is it.  I have long been a fan of Crawford River Riesling grown in an isolated spot near the Victorian coast well south west of Melbourne, not so far from the heavily quarantined South Australian border. Henty is now the official name for the region but Crawford River owners John and Catherine Thomson tend not to use it on labels because the New South Wales town of the same name has a less than bucolic image. The Thomsons first planted vines in 1975 on their sheep...

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