Historical Vintages

Vintage Wine Tasting Notes Drink Before Awards Bottle Shot
2016 Rider Pinot Gris Bright Light Golden Hue. Hints of Citrus leading to complex peach and a cut green apple nose. The palate is crisp with nectarine and apricot.     DOWNLOAD
2016 Outlaw Chardonnay Exquisite fruit from 800m above sea level and Barrel Fermented. Appearing as a Light Golden Hue in the glass. Aromas of Crisp cut Apple, Peach, Crème Brulee and a squeeze of Lime. Persistent depth of flavour, Minerality , Fresh Nectarine, Roasted Cashew and Lemon Meringue.     DOWNLOAD
2016 Rider Sauvignon Blanc Light bright yellow hue. Beautifully aromatic nose of fresh cut green apple and tropical fruit with hint of gooseberry. The palate is crisp and well balanced. A great wine to pair with seafood or to drink on its own in the sun.     DOWNLOAD
2016 Outlaw Shiraz Handpicked from 900m above sea-level and aged in French Oak. Deep bright dark ruby in colour. Black pepper, lifted Mulberry and opulent hints of Mocha. A long mouth feel of Ripe Blackberry, decadent Forest Fruits and Dark Chocolate.     DOWNLOAD
2016 Outlaw Pinot Noir Handpicked from 800m above sea-level. The nose is Big and Bold filled with Earthy notes. Dark vibrant Ruby. Complex bouquet of Morello Cherry, Dry Herbs and hints of Forest Floor. Palate is balance with French Oak, Plum and Savory Tannins.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Campfire Ratafia Crafted from Shiraz grapes, this Ratafia is a Deep Ruby in colour. Nose is intense with Brandy and sweet floral notes. Weighted sweet Raspberry, Cinnamon and Vanilla palate. Enjoy with, after or on dessert.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Outlaw Shiraz Handpicked from 850m above sea level. Dark Rich Ruby colour. Big bright lush nose of Morello Cherry, Blackcurrant, Cocoa and Green Pepper. Bold mouth feel of Blackberry, forest fruits and hints of vanilla from the aging in French Oak.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Rider Shiraz Violet & Burgundy Hues with a nose of Blueberries, Blackcurrant, boiled Plums. Sweet vanilla oak. Bright acid & soft tannins. Long savoury finish with a mere whisper of Oak in the background. BBQ Lamb would be perfect accompaniment.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Rider Merlot/Cabernet Franc Bright red ruby in colour. Savoury and Pepper nose with touches of Violet. Medium to full body on the palate with Blackberry and Blackcurrant flavours and lovely long mouth feel.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Handcrafted Zinfandel Carefully Handpicked, the fruit was fermented hot with wild yeast. A rich dark almost mahogany wine with sweet spiced noise of cherry pie and Christmas cake. The flavours are enormously concentrated, with notes of blackberry, black currant with the long plate leading to dusty coco.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Handcrafted Pinot Noir Handpicked with care, the fruit was hot fermented with wild yeast to bring out as much of the earthy and dirty characters we all love in a good Pinot. It's a deep rich purple  with a big complex nose of chariness, Forest floor, forest berries, hints of pepper sweet spice toward the end. Earthy exotic spices with blackberry and plum coat the mouth for delicious balanced and extraordinary wine.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Rider Pinot Noir Light red auburn in the glass. The nose starts with Violet and Green Pepper with hints of roasted Cinnamon. Light and bright on the palate to start before the balanced acid brings out fine tannins of cocoa and spice. A wonderful wine to pair with Peking Duck!     DOWNLOAD
2015 Handcrafted Savagnin Light crisp yellow colour. The nose is rich with citrus with hints of kiwi and blood orange. The palate is smooth with some minerality. A unique wine that would be great with tasty chicken Caesar salad.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Rider Chardonnay Light bright hue and bright fresh cut pear, apple and apricot. The palate has an exotic mix of star fruit, lime and wet stone. Get creative and enjoy with lightly cooked shellfish like crab or prawns.     DOWNLOAD
2015 Rider Pinot Gris Clear, bright and yellow. Sensuous citrus and pear and hints of cut green apple on the nose. The palate is crisp with nectarine and apricot. Barramundi is a perfect match.     DOWNLOAD
2014 Handcrafted Savagnin Vibrant aroma of green apple and pear. Zingy, tangy palate with lemon/lime and sherbet. A light white fish would pair wonderfully.     DOWNLOAD
2014 Rider Sauvignon Blanc Classic Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc with green fruit and nettles and some tropical notes. The palate is enhanced by lees stirring. We think the pair with fresh Dory is a great match.     DOWNLOAD
2014 Rider Pinot Noir Light Bright ruby hue. Vanilla upfront on the noise with cacao and hints of raspberry. The Cacao comes through on the palate with dusty tannins and French oak. A rich gamey meat like rabbit would partner well.     DOWNLOAD
2014 Rider Merlot Deep garnet with a youthful purple hue. Plum and Blackcurrant with Charry oak on the noise. A Palate of Coco Powder, Chariness with fine Dusty Tannins. Pair with Roast rack of lamb, served pink!     DOWNLOAD
2014 Rider Shiraz Dark vibrant purple in colour, a rich nose of mocha, spice and plum with delicious dusty tannins. Deep opulent dark fruit and coffee flavours. A long lingering mouth feel with cherry on the back end. Be bold and try it with an Asian plum sauce dish. Trust me!     DOWNLOAD
2014 Sheila Sheeky Sweet White Made from Sauvignon Blanc which is perfectly suited to the Cool Climate of Orange, this sweet version has a nose of gooseberries with a layered palate of passionfruit and pears.     DOWNLOAD
2013  Rider Pinot Gris  Bright Light Golden Hue. Hints of Citrus leading to complex peach and a cut green apple nose. The palate is crisp with nectarine and apricot. Barramundi is a perfect match. 2018   DOWNLOAD
2013 Rider Savagnin Light crisp yellow colour. The nose is rich with honeydew melon and citrus with hints of kiwi and blood orange. The palate is rich and buttery. Try this unique wine with a Thai green salad.     DOWNLOAD
2013 Rider Pinot Noir Light and Bright. Earthy forest floor tones with tobacco and wild strawberries. Rabbit would be the perfect partner. 2020    DOWNLOAD 
2013 Rider Shiraz Bright red ruby in colour. Vanilla upfront leading to raspberry and mint aromas. The palate is warm and balanced with dusty tannins and cocoa. Great with lamb or venison.     DOWNLOAD
2013 Campfire Late Harvest Semillon Grown in volcanic soils just below 600m in the Central Ranges the fruit is left hanging to maximise its sugar content which are then pressed releasing a very sweet sticky juice. A pale straw appearance, with honey and richly decadent citrus fruit flavours. Pair with dessert or a fruit laden pav!     DOWNLOAD
2012 Rider Sauvignon Blanc Hints of passionfruit, floral notes, citrus undertones and cut grass with nettles on the nose 2015    DOWNLOAD
2012 Rider Pinot Gris Bright light golden hue.  Hints of Citrus leading to complex peach and a cut green apple nose.  The palate is crisp with nectarine and apricot 2015   DOWNLOAD
2012 Rider Savagnin/Chardonnay  Unique blend of a new variety and an Orange classic. Ripe Guava and citrus aromas, the palate is full and round with ripe stone fruit and lime.     DOWNLOAD
2012  Rider Shiraz  Bright youthful red hue. Notes of tobacco, dusty dark chocolate with white pepper. Raspberries and Rhubarb on the palate. This Shiraz would pair great with Lamb. 2020    DOWNLOAD 
2011 Rider Pinot Gris The 2011 vintage was a wet one, with cool temperatures and lots of rain extending the ripening period. This has allowed the development of a complex citrus nose, along with fresh-cut pears and nectarines. It has creamy undertones and will develop further complexity in the bottle. Seafood all the way with this wine!     DOWNLOAD
2011 Sheila Cheeky Sweet White This sweet version of Sauvignon Blanc has a nose of gooseberry with a layered palate of passionfruit and pears. 2014    DOWNLOAD 
2011 Sheila Sassy Sweet Red This Shiraz-based sweet Rose is for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth. With lifted raspberry and spiced nose, it has a fresh leafy palate.     DOWNLOAD
2011 Sheila Bubbly Sweet Fizz A touch of sweetness, green apple, jasmine, hints of kiwi and peach flavours bubble up for a crisp finish. These bubbles are for a celebration or dessert!     DOWNLOAD
2011 Storm Chardonnay Pinot Meunier  A Haromy of Pineapple, Guava, fresh cut citrus and hints of green apple ending in complex toasty notes. Opulent on the palate and succulent, round at heart. This is a Sparkling you can celebrate with!     DOWNLOAD
2010 Rider Rose Big strawberry jam aroma on the nose. Dry plum flavoured palate with long length in the mouth.     DOWNLOAD
2009 Rider Sauvignon Blanc  Pineapple, kiwifruit and guava aromas with subtle green bean complexity. The palate shows loads of tropical fruit flavours held together within a soft and supple structure. There is a touch of minerality adding further complexity to a fine and persistent finish. 2014    DOWNLOAD
2009 Rider Pinot Gris Attractive floral perfume with ripe citrus fruit aromas including fresh cut pear, nectarine and orange zest. There is added spiciness and subtle honey aromas adding further complexity and character. The palate displays varietal citrus and pear flavours within a soft and supple structure.  2014   DOWNLOAD
2009 Rider Zinfandel Attractive floral perfume with geranium, sweet rhubarb and blueberry overtones. Palate is soft and approachable with ripe red berry fruits. Think Christmas cake!     DOWNLOAD
2009  Rider Merlot Cabernet Franc An attractive floral violet perfume with ripe raspberry. The palate is medium bodied with elegant dusty tannins. Plum and berry flavours give good length in the mouth.  2019   DOWNLOAD
2009 Outlaw Shiraz Grown in volcanic soils, this single vineyard blend epitomises the essence of a cool climate Shiraz. Aged in fine French oak, it exhibits earthy forest berry aromas with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. A tender steak is it's perfect companion!     DOWNLOAD
2009 Outlaw Cabernet Sauvignon Grown in volcanic soils, this single vineyard blend epitomises the essence of a cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon. Displaying overtones of dried herbs, berries and eucalyptus, it leads to a well-balanced oak finish. Delicious roast lamb with mint sauce is a perfect match!     DOWNLOAD
2008 Rider Merlot The aromas are rich with dark berries including mulberry and plum, with tobacco leaf, leather, rhubarb, coffee and charry oak complexity. These aromas fl ow through to the rounded palate which has soft, integrated tannins and good length of flavour. 2018   DOWNLOAD
2008 Rider Shiraz This is a varietal, cool climate wine with aromas of spice, white pepper and aniseed, combining beautifully with dark berries, black cherry and toasty oak aromas. The palate is soft and approachable with subtle, elegant mouth coating tannins. It has a balanced structure with a solid backbone surrounded by dark berry and spice flavours. 2018   DOWNLOAD