An Aussie on the Mosel


See also this other new name in the Mosel, and, relevantly, this recent acceptance speech for the Maurice O'Shea Award 2012 from Australia's king of Riesling, and king of screwcaps, Jeffrey Grosset.

Reece Honibrook (pictured picking 2011 grapes above the Mosel) is not exactly a name that trips off the tongue when it comes to a roll call of Mosel winemakers, but in 2011 this young Australian swapped surfboard and a job at the Houghton winery in the Swan Valley, Western Australia, for the post of chief winemaker at the small family estate Römerhof in Traben-Trarbach.

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