2017 Skilly Ridge Riesling – Elite Gold 19th Canberra International Riesling Challenge

“International Elite Gold Award”
22nd October 2018
Winemakers Tim Adams and Brett Schutz together with the whole Tim Adams Wines team are celebrating after receiving 96 points and an Elite Gold Award for the 2017 Tim Adams ‘Skilly Ridge’ Riesling at the Canberra International Wine Challenge 2018.
“Skilly Ridge is a vineyard very close to our hearts. Pam and I purchased the property in 2014 from the Ingham family and now call it home. Previously known as ‘Ingham’s Skilly Ridge’, the vineyard was planted by Clark Ingham in 1994. Clark and his family moved from the city to Clare to follow his dream of establishing a vineyard that produced premium wines. Much thought was given to where each variety would be planted, and this saw the Riesling block thrive on a mixture of clay, loam and shale with an ideal easterly aspect.
Pam and I together with the Tim Adams Wines team, maintain the vineyard to the very high standard set by the Ingham family and we are so proud to receive such high recognition for the first release of this very special wine”, Tim said.
In addition to this elite award, the 2012 Tim Adams Riesling also received a gold medal and 95 points at the Challenge, recognising the age worthy potential of all Riesling in the Tim Adams Wines portfolio.
The Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) is a wine competition created in Canberra, Australia, to highlight the grape that defines white wine, Riesling. The Riesling Challenge attracts wines from Riesling producing countries around the world and is the most significant event of its type in the southern hemisphere. Riesling producers compete not only with producers from their region, but with 500 other Rieslings from across the world.
The 2017 Tim Adams ‘Skilly Ridge’ Riesling (RRP $29) and the 2012 Tim Adams Riesling (RRP $22) are available from the cellar door, restaurants and selected fine wine stores.
For images or further information contact: Natalie Chivell (nee Schaefer) via telephone (08) 8842 2429 or email natalie@timadamswines.com.au or the winery on info@timadamswines.com.au or visit www.timadamswines.com.au