Castle Rock

Porongurup

Red 5 Star Rated Winery – By James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2018

Towards the end of 1981 the 55 hectare property was specifically selected by the principals, Angelo
and Wendy Diletti, to grow premium quality table-wine grapes. The choice was based on the
altitude, well-drained soils and excellent water catchment potential. The vineyard is located on
Porongurup Road in the shire of Plantagenet. It is set high in the Porongurup Ranges, which are
40 km north of Western Australia’s south coast regional centre Albany. The altitude, 350 meters,
and the position of the vineyard, which exposes the vines to cooling south-east breezes results in
a prolonged growing season, enables the fruit to develop maximum varietal flavour and ripeness.

Winemaker Robert Diletti’s philosophy of wine making is to be as unobtrusive as possible. “The
wine quality is really determined in the vineyard”, says Robert. “I just try to make the wine that
portrays the fruit quality. There are several techniques which are important in doing this and you
need to know and understand these techniques. But we’re human, neither magicians nor “gods”. A
wine is made or not made, as the case may be, in the vineyard. That’s the great thing about being
part of a small family operation. I help in the vineyard with pruning etc. So I have a real sense of
helping to produce the wines from ‘go to whoa’”.

Rob has recently been named the inaugural winner of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Maker
of the Year for 2014.
Castle Rock were also awarded BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR 2017  by Gourmet Traveller

2017 Turret Riesling

2017 Skywalk Riesling

2017 Porongurup Riesling
Silver – Perth Royal Wine Show 2017
Silver – Wine Show of WA 2017
97 Points – By James Halliday

2016 A&W Reserve Riesling Limited
Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show 2017
97 Points – By James Halliday

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze – Wine Show of WA 2017

2017 Chardonnay
94 Points – By James Halliday

2016 Diletti Chardonnay – Limited
95 Points – By James Halliday

2016 Pinot Noir
95 Points – By James Halliday
Silver – Wine Show of WA 2017

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Shiraz
Gold – Wine Show of WA 2017

NV Muscat Liqueur – 375ml