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
Over the past 5 years Duke’s Vineyard has steadily risen to fame on the back of their spectacular Magpie Reserve Riesling and the rising popularity of the Great Southern region in Western Australia. The Maggie Riesling now holds down Halliday’s #1 Riesling spot in this country based on all vintage ratings since 2015.
Equally stunning are the achievements now being garnered by Duke’s red wines, with the Duke’s Singe Vineyard Cabernet scoring 95pts and the Reserve Shiraz a super 97pts. When you consider the $22/btl price tag for the single vineyard wines (and a mere $32 for the top of the range Reserve reds), you’re looking at an under-priced overachiever on every level.