Established in 2005 by the Hill-Smith family, Redbank Victoria specialises in ultra-cool climate wines from the valleys of Eastern Victoria. The vineyards are nestled in the high country of the Victorian alpine region as well as the King Valley, and some select vineyards in Beechworth. The winemakers and viticulturists work closely with a dedicated team of carefully selected independent growers. These small family-run vineyards offer unique and subtle soil and altitude differences that provide Redbank's winemakers with an opportunity to create distinctive wines reflecting the finest attributes of the region. Winemaker Marc van Halderen and viticulturist Nick Dry have a simple philosophy: great wine is made in the vineyard. Together, they craft wines from varieties such as Moscato, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz into styles ranging from aromatic, low alcohol summer whites through to spicy, plummy reds.
DAVID BICKNELL - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Lovely bright quartz-green colour. Bright, lifted floral aromatics, with hints of kaffir lime and citrus peel. Clean, bright and fresh to taste. Just enough floral and lime juice flavours, perhaps some spicy gewurztraminer like notes plus a clean, balanced acidity to finish. Pure, linear and refreshing. On the crisp end of the pinot-G scale.
Scented with musk, apple and pear, it’s long, juicy and penetrative with a powdery spine, a punchy freshness and a hint of sweetness.