93+ Points from The Wine Front

TheWineFront93plusRieslingCampbell Mattison from The Wine Front has rated both of Steve Wiblin’s 2015 Rieslings at 93+ points.

Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Riesling:

The wine is pitch perfect. Plenty of drive, thrust, acidity, flavour and length. Citrus, fennel seeds, blossomy notes, bath salts. It needs to settle, it’s been released slightly too young, but it’s on its way to a very good place.

Steve Wiblin’s Erin Eyes Pride of Erin Riesling:

Excellent intensity. It has a softness but the flavours really kick. Lime, lemon, rind, juice. Steely. Long. Laden with ripe citrus. Pretty simple for now but the quality is impressive … and the drinkability.


Huon Hooke reviews 2013 Erin Eyes Shiraz

Huon Hooke reviews Erin Eyes WinesIndependent wine writer Huon Hooke has reviewed the 2013 Erin Eyes Shiraz.

What Huon thinks…

92 Points

“Deep red/purple colour, the aroma is plummy and dark cherry-like, chocolate and vanilla too. There are some oak-influenced characters. The acidity is fresh and keeps it lively, the finish is firm and tight and the wine promises to age well. Very good.”

Winsor Dobbin reviews 2013 Erin Eyes Merlot

Food wine and travel writer Winsor Dobbin reviews the 2013 Erin Eyes Merlot:

“Steve Wiblin is closing in on four decades in the wine business, first on the marketing side for labels such as Wynns and the now sadly neglected Seaview, then for close on 15 years as a partner and co-owner of the Neagles Rock label. Now, after recovering from a period of ill health, he’s sourcing premium Clare fruit for his own boutique label Erin Eyes, the name of which is a nod to to his Irish ancestry. This is one the better merlots to be found in Australia, rich and profound with plenty of length and palate weight. It’s soft, as you’d expect, but also very interesting.”

Steve Wiblin and the liquid poetry of Erin Eyes wines

James Halliday writes about Steve Wiblin and Erin Eyes Wines for Wine Companion Magazine and the Weekend Australian:

“For most of us, keeping a sense of humour, laced with optimism, would be impossible if we found ourselves in Steve Wiblin’s shoes.  In conversations and email exchanges I said I would endeavour to frame his story from the glass half full perspective.  His response was brief: “Understand; a glass should never be anywhere near empty!”

A poetic streak also runs through his makeup.  The opening paragraph of  his background information to his winery explains “In 1842 my English convict forebear John Wiblin gazed into a pair of Erin eyes.  That gaze changed our family make-up and history forever.  In the Irish-influenced Clare Valley what else would I call my wines but Erin Eyes?”


James Halliday

Steve Wiblin - Erin Eyes Wines

Read the rest of the article at Wine Companion Magazine and the Weekend Australian.