The Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery philosophy is to simply produce premium handcrafted Clare Valley wines since 1974. The winery is located in the heritage listed Enterprise Brewery, established in 1878, Knappstein is steeped in the traditions of Clare.
Knappstein’s range of wines reflects the distinctive quality of premium Clare Valley fruit. The commitment means winemaker Glenn Barry crafts vibrant wines reflective of site and variety that showcase quality fruit at its purist level with minimal intervention winemaking.
The Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling shows fine aromas of lemon peel and lime juice with distinct sweet spice highlights, a signature of the parcels of fruit grown within the Watervale district of the Clare Valley. Focused citrus flavours dominate the palate accompanied by layers of textural complexities. Knappstein’s commitment to hand picking produces a delicate wine displaying pristine flavours and textures.
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2011
Halliday rated 96 points (2012 Vintage)
Double Trophy Winner – Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Best Individual Vineyard Wine Royal Hobart Wine Show 2010
"Youthful musky perfume, lemon, bath salts, vanilla. Intense flavour, lemon drops, core of tingly acidity, light chalky and flinty character on the finish. Bursting out of its pants a bit at the moment, but fun to drink. You can sense the calmness to come. Good wine. Rating: 94/100." 2013 vintage, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au.
"Brian Croser used to talk about the “dry, late-picked” style of Clare riesling that he pursued at Petaluma – and this one, made by Glen Barry, is a good example. While some make a very refined, long-ageing, early-picked style with just 11 per cent alcohol, this is riper at 13 per cent, and more approachable young. Its light yellow in colour and the fragrant aromas are floral, recalling lavender and other flowers. Already open and accessible, it subtle and soft, clean and pure in the mouth, with concentration and richness within a delicate framework. Best drinking now to 2020’’. - Huon Hooke
“Pale straw-green; a very good example of a great vintage for Clare Valley riesling, winning the title of Wine of the Year at the SA Wine Awards; has multiple layers of lime/citrus fruit without any phenolic static. Delicious now or in 10 or 20 years’ time.”- James Halliday, 2013.
"Light straw-green; the fresh and fragrant bouquet is good, but the palate soars above it, with an exquisitely detailed array of lime, grapefruit and lemon fruits, the acidity itself a glossy reflection of the fruit flavours. Outstanding value." 2013 vintage. Rating: 96/100. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion.
Tasting Note: This unique blend is a heady, aromatic mix of lychee, tropical fruits and rose petals. The palate has wonderful lemon and lime flavours with a hint of spice.