Campbells of Ruther­glen 2017 Ries­ling

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - NEWS - with ANITA McPHER­SON

THE an­nual Win­ery Walk­a­bout was held in Ruther­glen re­cently when 20,000 odd pun­ters rolled into town to visit

that hosted winethemed events.

It still hard to be­lieve the fes­ti­val

at a time when there wouldn’t have been quite so many venues in­volved, tick­ets didn’t have to be booked in ad­vance, and there wasn’t a shuttle bus to move the par­ty­ing peeps around.

In those days trans­porta­tion came via a friend’s Kombi, we re­lied

and the only real food truck do­ing good busi­ness was Mr Whippy.

Over the years wine va­ri­eties have also changed and stal­warts have gone in and out of fash­ion, but a va­ri­ety like Ries­ling keeps pop­ping back up and it’s be­cause it de­serves to be no­ticed.

Campbells of Ruther­glen has also been there since the very be­gin­ning and their Ries­ling is a clas­sic.

It’s made from fruit which was picked in mid-Fe­bru­ary and ap­par­ently early in the morn­ing to keep the fruit as cold as pos­si­ble.

It has a lightly green hue and a fresh aroma, vi­brant with lemon

The fresh­ness can also be ap

more of that cit­rus and quince fruit, but lingers and changes de­vel­op­ing honey-like over­tones on the way to a crisply acidic fin­ish.

It’s lovely on its own but also pairs well with seafood, or some­thing like a spicy chicken stir fry.

There are good rea­sons why some wine, and it seems winer­ies, re­ally go the dis­tance.

Try the range at the cel­lar door in Ruther­glen or go to­bell­

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