Mr. Riggs

+61 8 8556 4460 PO Box 584 Main Road
McLaren Vale, 5171
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After spending twenty one vintages, a decade and a half of them as winemaker for caretaker Mr. Richard Gregory Trott's ironstone foundry and workshop known locally as ‘W2' (nee Wirra Wirra) Vineyards in McLaren Vale, and simultaneously as an air miles lifetime reward(less) Flying-Winemaker (Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy and the South of France) I knew it was time at the turn of the Trillennium to do my own thing… The rest was, in comparison, simple; McLaren Vale, her beloved Shiraz, my mate and mentor Mr. Tony Parkinson, his Penny's Hill Winery and our mates Messrs. Beal (Snr. and Jnr.). Added to this combination the original Mr. Riggs' Vineyard, and help from friends, the only thing left to decide was what to call the kit… I always hoped that someday I would make wine for myself, under my own shingle so to speak. Mate and muse Mr. Parkinson convinced me to moniker my first 15 barriques as ‘Mr. Riggs', a title I would prefer to not outgrow. I reckon Read more »

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  •  Since my queries of this nature are usually tagged to the end of other threads of (somehwat) related nature, I figured I'd start one of dedicated nature. Hopefully this'll be easier to search for and come back to in the future.Here's an offer from HDH in Chicago. Anything of particular interest, or of relatively good pricing? This offer seems a... Read More

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  • I have finally got my hands on some Californian WinesJustin 08 Justification 65% Cab Franc 35% Merlot - Paso RoblesZD 08 California Chardonnay - Napa ValleyGroth 07 Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakville Napa ValleyFlowers 08 Pinot Noir - Sonoma CoastI am keen to get opinions on what I should expect from these wines.Also what you would eat with these win... Read More

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Gaffer 2007

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Blend Adelaide Hills Piebald Shiraz Viognier 2005

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Blend Adelaide Hills Piebald Shiraz Viognier 2004

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Gaffer 2008

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2005

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Mclaren Vale the Gaffer 2006

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Blend Adelaide Hills Piebald Shiraz Viognier 2009

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  • Mr. Riggs Shiraz Blend Adelaide Hills Piebald Shiraz Viognier 2008

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