2023 Pfeiffer Riesling


A wonderful wine, reminiscent of limes and passionfruit. Good mid-palate flavour balanced by a crisp acidity.






A screw cap has been used on our 2023 Riesling to maximise it’s flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.


Eminently enjoyable now whilst young and zesty, but even more sublime as it gracefully matures through until 2033.

Vegan Friendly



QA23 – A yeast which heightens aromatics.


Contains Sulphites

Technical Details

Res. Sugar 1.24 g/L
pH 2.95
TA 6.89 g/L
Alcohol 12.0 % v/v

Watch this space

SILVER: Riverina Wine Show 2023
SILVER: Rutherglen Wine Show 2023

Fruit Sourcing

King Valley, Victoria and Clare Valley, South Australia

Harvest Date

7th March 2023 and 9th March 2023



The 2023 growing season was one of the most challenging of the last decade, with above average winter and well above average spring rainfall falling. The well-publicised flooding through the Murray River system saw the river peak at Corowa at 8.07m on November 15th, causing severe flood damage to our Sunday Creek vineyard, and minor flood damage to our Carlyle vineyard.

We lost access to the Sunday Creek vineyard from the 27th October to the 9th December, being unable to drive any vehicles or spray the vineyard during this critical time. Parts of the vineyard were completely underwater for weeks, with the vines dropping their leaves and fruit completely.

Yields have been impacted accordingly, with certain blocks being 80-90% down, and other blocks 30-40% down.

The rain continued throughout December and January, until we finally received some respite from it, with no rain falling at all in February, just in the knick of time for the onset of harvest. Harvest started on the 1st March, with Rutherglen Chardonnay grapes, around 3 weeks later than usual.

The harvest took some time to gain momentum, with scattered rain events and the cooler season causing many delays in picking. We started hitting our vintage straps towards the end of March and into April, with harvest finishing in the second week of May.

Quality is variable, which is indicative of the season, however there are always some gems in the cellar worth discovering. We are very pleased with the quality of the Chardonnay this vintage, it has been a real highlight, while the earlier picked parcels of Shiraz are looking very strong, as well as one outstanding parcel of Muscat, picked just before the Easter rain event.

Riesling is regarded very highly in the Pfeiffer family for its wonderful depth of flavour and great potential for bottle maturation.

The challenges of the 2023 growing season saw reduced yields across a number of varieties, with Riesling being one of the most severely affected.

This saw us look outside our traditional source areas in Victoria for additional fruit to meet our production requirements.  As such, our 2023 Riesling is a blend of King Valley and Clare Valley fruit.

Our Pfeiffer Riesling 2023 is made from the free run juice component of each of these parcels. Traditional cold settling techniques were used for juice clarification, before fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks for approximately 14 days at temperatures between 11° & 13° Celsius.

The wine was blended, stabilized, fined and clarified prior to bottling in June 2023 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2023 Riesling is a pristine, pale straw colour. The nose is fresh and vibrant, with zesty lime and orange blossom characters. The palate is dry and racy, with lemon lime fruit flavours, balanced acidity and a long finish.

The River Fish and Chip Co Wahgunyah Fish and Chips

Matching Recipes