Castle Rock

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

2016 Turret Riesling

2016 Skywalk Riesling
93 Points – By Ray Jordan

2016 Porongurup Riesling
95 Points – By Ray Jordan
95 Points – By James Halliday
94 Points – By The Gourmet Traveller

2016 A&W Reserve Riesling Limited

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show

2016 Chardonnay

2015 Diletti Chardonnay – Limited

2016 Pinot Noir

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Shiraz

NV Muscat Liqueur – 375ml