The Riesling Down Under festival kicks off tomorrow in Melbourne but for those of us in Sydney that can’t make it, an exciting week of tastings with some of the top Riesling winemakers and producers in the world will be on offer next week. I’ve listed the tastings I know about below (plus one producer coming in early March), please let me know if I missed any!

Wednesday 11th February from 7pm @ Prince Wine Store – Hugel – Gentil 2013, Riesling 2012, Pinot Blanc 2011, Pinot Gris Tradition, Gewürztraminer 2011 & a vertical of Riesling Vendange Tardive 1998, 97, 96, 95, 89, 88) – $45.

Thursday 12th February – Robert Weil @ The Oak Barrel from 6:30pm to 8:30pm- $35 Oak barrel members or $45 for non-members.

Thursday 12th Feb – Hugel @ Five Way Cellars from 5.30-7.30pm (2013 Gentil, 2012 Riesling, 2011 Pinot Blanc, 2011 Pinot Gris Tradition, 2011 Gewürztraminer, 2005 Gewürztraminer SGN, 2001 Pinot Gris VT + 1 mystery aged Hugel wine) – Free Tasting, book on (02) 9360 4242.

Friday 13th February – Cellarhand portfolio (including – Dr Loosen, Dönnhoff, FX Pichler, Bründlmayer, Gunderloch, Georg Breuer, Heymann-Löwenstein, Wittmann, Christmann, Koehler-Ruprecht, Stadt Krems, Pikes, Framingham, Frankland & Paul Blanck) @ Prince Wine Store from 6pm – Free tasting book via link or (02) 96620463.

Sunday 15th February – Summer of Riesling Festival 2015 with over 30 top Riesling producers @ Cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst – $45

Tuesday 3rd March – Clemens Busch @ Oak Barrel 6:30pm to 8:30pm – $35 Oak barrel members or $45 otherwise.

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