Belinda Hughes, John Hughes and Mark Thomas


Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year Finalist 2021

“John is widely admired for his commitment to the wine community through his behind the scenes work with the Barossa Wine Show and Riesling Eden Valley and his Rieslingfreak label is a fantastic homage to the riesling grape” – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Rieslingfreak is deeply immersed in the variety and the craft of creating a range of Riesling that represents both region and style. Sourced from some of Australia’s top Riesling regions, (Clare Valley, Eden Valley and Polish Hill River) the Rieslingfreak collection includes expressions of dry, sweet, sparkling and fortified Riesling. A true testament to the versatility of this noble grape and to the commitment of owner and winemaker, John Hughes.