Gilbert Family Wines have their roots in South Australia's classic Eden Valley. They still make delicious Rieslings there, but most their wines now come from the fashionable regions of Orange and Mudgee in New South Wales. Simon Gilbert established the winery in 2004 after more than two decades as winemaker for some of the area's top producers. With son Will, they specialise in cool-climate wines with a common thread of elegance, purity and structure. That's what took them to Orange, with its vineyards at 1,000m above sea level. This winery is at the front of Australia's new wave, making a wide range of wines both in traditional styles and more experimental.
At Amathus, you will find a suite of Gilbert Family Wines: Gilbert Rouge is an easy-drinking red blend that offers a welcome entry-point to Gilbert wines. The Orange Shiraz and Single Vineyard Eden Riesling respectively show off the finesse of those two regions. Equally, for something a little different, their Riesling Pet Nat is one of the finest we've tasted and the late harvest Riesling is pretty good too.