My Riesling project was born in 2010 while working in Rudesheim and Geisenheim in Germany's Rheingau region. In that year, I was working for both Weingut Josef Leitz and Weingut Georg Breuer - two of the region's most respected producers. Each of those experiences inspired me to return to Australia and pursue my Valere project whereby I source grapes each year from a different vineyard in Victoria to explore the lessons learned in Germany.