Duke's Vineyard - Halliday's "Vinous Heaven"!
Duke's primary Winemaker is Robert Diletti of Castle Rock – James Halliday's inaugural "Winemaker of the Year" (2015). Duke's wine is made from 100% Estate Grown Fruit and the entire staff consists of six, with Duke and Hilde included. They are a small, passionate, family orientated crew, who all know the place like the back of their hand.
Duke’s Vineyard has been in Halliday’s Top 100 Wineries for many years - the Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz have all appeared in his Top 100 Wines.
- 2017 Magpie Hill Riesling was “James Halliday’s 2019 Wine of the Year” and the first white wine Halliday awarded 99 points.
- 2016 Magpie Hill Riesling won Halliday’s 2018 "Riesling of the Year".
- Currently rated a Halliday Top Red 5 Star winery
“Duke's Vineyard and winemaker Rob Diletti are a match made in vinous heaven, whether it be Riesling, Shiraz or Cabernet, the special quality stems from purity and (for the reds), silky tannins.” James Halliday
“Typical Duke's Shiraz, with the elegance of a ballet dancer floating across the stage lifted by unseen strands of tannins.” James Halliday