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2017 Robert Stein Dry Riesling

2017 Robert Stein Dry Riesling [©Robert Stein Wines]

Andrew and Jacob Stein, Robert Stein Wines
Robert Stein Vineyard, Mudgee, New South Wales


Johann Stein arrived from Germany in 1838 at the behest of famous sheep breeding family, the Macarthurs. Amongst his belongings were Rhine Riesling cuttings, destined for the Camden Park vineyard of the Macarthurs. The vines prospered as then those under the care of his descendent, Robert Stein now do in Mudgee.

Robert Stein Winery was established in 1976 and some 40+ years laters is well established as a premier winemaking farmily of the region, and of the state.

The 2017 vintage promised to be the best yet for riesling and recent awards and trophies have made that prophecy come true for Robert Stein. At the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show, it was judged Best Riesling in Show, which was a repeat performance from the Cowra Wine Show.

Winemaker Jacob Stein (Robert's grandson) believes the 2017 rieslings are the best they've ever made, credting the 40 year old vines and excellent vintage conditions.

The 2013 Reserve Shiraz too has received accolades being awarded 94 points by the wine-bible Halliday WIne Companion.

Here are tasting notes for these outstanding Mudgee wines:

Robert Stein 2017 Dry Riesling

A near perfect growing season produced excellent fruit across all varieties. Good winter rain allowed for healthy vines and good crop and canopy levels. White and red varieties all performed well, with perfect ripening conditions during harvesting.  One of the best vintages in recent memory, and similar to 2014-2016

The 2017 Robert Stein Dry Riesling was made from grapes grown on a number of Mudgee vineyards, ranging from 40 to 47 years of age and at an elevation of over 550 metres.

Typically Robert Stein in style with aromas of lime juice and citrus, this classic Riesling has crisp and racy finish with a slight touch of sweetness to balance the natural acidity.

Food match: great with fresh seafood, prawns, oysters or sashimi Kingfish and a sunny afternoon.


RRP A$30.00 bottle


  • Trophy for Best Riesling, Cowra National Wine Show 2017
  • Trophy for Best Riesling, NSW Small Winemakers Show 2017
  • Gold Medals, Cowra National Wine Show 2017, Class 26.
  • Gold Medal, NSW Small Winemakers Show 2017
  • Silver Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017
  • Silver Medal, Boutique Wine Awards 2017


“96/100 This is a world class Riesling… more ” Wine Reviewer, Sept 2017

“92/100 Mudgee’s Robert Stein winery is putting out some excellent riesling. It’s not just the flavour, it’s the mouthfeel. It’s the play of acid and fruit; there’s nothing searing here, it has a softness. It has a bit of a Euro feel. It tastes of apple, kaffir lime, cider and spice and while it holds well through the finish, with dry slate notes gaining traction, it has a real accessibility right now. Perfect for the lunch/restaurant table. A touch of class.” The Winefront, Campbell Mattinson, Aug 2017

“92/100 Classy Riesling from Mudgee – not your usual Riesling hotspot either mind you. Walk this turf friends if you are yet to discover the name. Robert Stein is proven to produce consistently great Riesling. Damn this 2017 is fab drinking.  This is all limes and green apples. Bone dry, a minerally drive adds further evidence to the case. What you see is what you get. Refreshment and satisfaction levels are cranked high – I could drink buckets of this. Load me up!’ Q Wine, Aug 2017

“91/100  Fragrant lavender, lime juice, lemon rind and apple skin; crunchy fruit and chalkiness, tangy finish. Year to Drink: 2025-2029.” Jeremy Oliver, Sept 2017


Robert Stein 2013 Reserve Shiraz

This Reserve Shiraz is a true expression of our 1976 Block N, planted by the family in 1976. A deep ruby red hue leads to aromas of glazed cherry and earth notes.

The palate is medium bodied but with good concentration of black fruits, savoury tannins and great length.

This Reserve Shiraz would benefit from cellaring and we recommend decanting before serving.

Food match: slow cooked BBQ brisket or beef cheeks.


RRP A$50 bottle

Reviews & Awards:

“94/100 There’s a very large amount of energy tied up in this complex bundle of dark fruits, a caravan of spices, integrated oak and ripe tannins. Its greatest attribute is its balance, a long-term insurance policy.” James Halliday, Wine Companion


You can buy these wines direct via the link to Robert Stein Winery below


  • Mudgee (NSW)

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