Castle Rock

Red 5 Star Rated Winery – By James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2024
Top Wineries Australia – The Real Review 2023

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 been named the inaugural winner of James Halliday’s ‘Australian Wine Maker of the Year 2014’.
Castle Rock were also awarded ‘Best Small Cellar Door 2017’ by Gourmet Traveller

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2023 Gruner Veltliner

2022 RS21 Riesling – SOLD OUT

2023 Skywalk Riesling
93 Points – Shanteh Wale, Winepilot 2023
92 Points – Ken Gargett, Winepilot 2023
91 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2023

2023 Porongurup Riesling
96 Points – Cassandra Charlick, Decanter
95 Points – Erin Larkin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

TROPHY – Perth Royal Wine Awards 2023
97 Points – Shanteh Wale, Winepilot 2023
95 Points – Jeremy Oliver
95 Points – The Vintage Journal 2023

2022 A&W Riesling
96 Points – Winepilot 2022
95 Points – Q Wine 2022

2021 Diletti RieslingSOLD OUT

2022 Porongurup Sauvignon Blanc

2023 Porongurup Chardonnay

2020 Diletti ChardonnayLimited
95 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2022

2023 Porongurup Pinot Noir
94 Points – Ray Jordan, Winepilot
94 Points – Qwine Reviews
93 Points – Ken Gargett, Winepilot

2023 A&W Pinot Noir
98 Points – Ray Jordan, Winepilot
96 Points – Shanteh Wale, Winepilot
95 Points – Regan Drew, Winenotebook
95 Points – Qwine
94 Points – Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front

2023 Diletti Pinot Noir
96 Points – Ray Jordan, Winepilot
95 Points – Qwine Reviews
93 Points – Regan Drew, Vinonotebook

2021 Shiraz
93 Points – Mike Bennie, James Halliday Wine Companion 2023

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

NV Muscat – 375ml