2017 Skillogalee Trevarrick Riesling

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2017 Skillogalee Trevarrick Riesling

The Trevarrick name is reserved for wines that are of exceptional quality and varietal character. It showcases the essence of Skillogalee!

Tasting Notes

The wine shows an intense lift of Tahitian lime, bathpowder and floral perfume on the nose with a touch of orange blossom. The palate is highly structured and the mineral notes speak strongly of the Skillogalee Dolomite soils that nurtured the vines.

- Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines 2017



Trevarrick was the original name of the Skillogalee property, settled by John and Anne Trestrail in the early 1850’s.  In 1970 it was planted to vines and renamed.  Now at Skillogalee, each individual contour block on the estate is harvested and vinified separately.  The Trevarrick name is reserved for wines that are of exceptional quality and varietal character.

The grapes for this wine were selectively harvested off the highest altitude, earliest ripening contour on the property at around 500m.  The stony, thin soils and topography of this part of the vineyard produce unique, high-quality grapes bursting with varietal character.  

The 2012 Trevarrick Riesling was made from 100% hand-picked fruit.  Only first-cut free-run juice was used to ensure the varietal character was captured in the finished wine. 


A family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Clare Valley in South Australia, Skillogalee is known for the exceptional quality of their red and white wines and is widely recognised as one of the region’s top estates. They also lead the way in responsible farming, having practised sustainable methodologies in the vineyard and the winery for many years. The original Skillogalee vineyards were planted in the early 1970’s on stony soils and steep, eastern-facing slopes at almost 500 metres above sea level.

The first wines were released in 1976 and quickly gained acclaim: the 1978 Dry Riesling won major trophies at the Adelaide Wine Show and the National Wine Show, putting Skillogalee firmly on the Australian winemaking map. Aware of the exceptional quality of the vineyards and their potential to produce world-class wines, current owners David and Diana Palmer acquired the property in 1989. In 2002 they purchased next-door neighbour Waninga Vineyards, with 30 hectares of 30-year-old vines, bringing the size of the estate to 60 hectares.

While production increased, the Palmers have taken great care to maintain the quality and characteristic style of the wines. Deciding to avoid the bureaucracy of organic or biodynamic certification does not stop a producer from holding soil health and sustainability as a top priority, and this is the case at Skillogalee. Every effort is taken to ensure the best quality grapes are harvested each year, the vines are hand-pruned, and the fruit is mainly hand-picked, with yields kept extremely low. All wines are produced exclusively from estate-owned vineyards.


    Year 2017
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Riesling
    Country Australia
    Alcohol content
    12.4% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.3 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Features Vegan and Vegetarian
    Origin Clare Valley
    Appellation South Australia