The highest, most exposed ridge in our vineyard inspires my wife, Eva, the writer in the family. From this ridge, The Writer’s Block Riesling displays the kind of intensity, focus, and pureness of expression writers desire. Harvested a little later that our Chockstone Riesling, the grapes benefit from a touch more sun, resulting in a crisp structure and layers of subtle flavours. Nine months on lees in ten-year old French barriques lend a softness and inviting textural element.
After a 10-year search, winemaker Adam Richardson selected the very special terroir of his Hard Hill Road Vineyard site for the production of his Chockstone and Hard Hill Road labels. With its own special microclimate, the Hard Hill Road Vineyard’s cool ripening conditions and naturally low-yielding vines produce wines with layers of intense flavours and a velvety structure. Like many of the best wines in this historic region, A.T. Richardson wines are approachable in their youth and possess the potential to age gracefully. In A.T. Richardson Wines, you will taste the rich and enticing flavours of the Grampians and get caught up in the excitement of wine, adventure, and life.