Clare Valley

"Situated in the northern Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia’s Clare Valley was settled in the late 1830s, with the first vineyards planted and wines produced in the early 1840s. The same features that make the Clare Valley inherently beautiful are also the foundation of Clare’s famed vineyards. The climate features a warm to hot summer, but cooling afternoon breezes play a major role in slowing down the ripening process. 

Some of Australia's finest Riesling is grown in the Clare Valley, and the region also produces many other wine styles, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  With a cornerstone of classic, traditional producers and a new era of winemakers’ keen to throw away the rulebook and try a new approach, Clare Valley’s reputation for quality and consistency looks set to continue... 

The region enjoys a warm, moderate continental climate, with warm to hot summer days moderated by cooling afternoon and night breezes. This diurnal variation, where night temperatures plummet, helps keep the average temperature lower and gives vines respite from the heat of the day, slowing ripening and adding complexity – especially to aromatic vines such as Riesling.

The soils of the Clare Valley range from classic terra rossa red topsoil over limestone in the Watervale district to the broken slate of Polish Hill River. The vineyards at the northern end of the valley are planted in deep fertile alluvial ground, where there is little or no need for irrigation. Vineyards in the Skillogalee Valley, to the west of the main valley, are planted into sandy loams with varying amounts of degraded quartz." - Wine Australia

Map courtesy of Wine Australia

  • Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2020

    Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    NICK STOCK 96 POINTS!

      "A blend of organically grown estate mataro and Aberfeldy Vineyard shiraz (planted in 1904), this has a fusion of blueberries and raspberries with red plums and redcurrants, as well as deeply woven, herbal tones. The palate has such intense and...

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    Current stock: 22

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  • Adelina Shiraz 2020

    Adelina Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    NICK STOCK 98 POINTS! WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "From a low-yielding vintage that was warm enough, yet also cool enough, this is an exceptional release of what is fast becoming one of the great wines of not only the Clare Valley, but of South Australia. Some depth to the color and plenty of...

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    Current stock: 16

    $55.00
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  • Knappstein Mayors Shiraz 2019

    Knappstein Mayors Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE ORBIT 96 POINTS!

      "This is terrific; the perfumed bouquet shows black/blueberry, floral, vanilla, cedar and fragrant spice aromas, leading to a powerful palate displaying outstanding concentration and depth. It's plush and velvety with layers of delicious flavours...

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    $47.00
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  • Grosset Alea Off Dry Riesling 2021

    Grosset Alea Off Dry Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    INTENSE, LIMEY, PLUSH WINE BY THE MASTER. A TINY RESIDUAL SUGAR BALANCED BY FLAVOUR AND ACIDITY MAKES A RIESLING OF BEAUTY

      "This is the tenth release of this distinctly different expression of the variety, inspired by traditional European winemaking. Delicate floral perfumes, lemon blossom, juicy lemon pith, a pure expression of the variety that balances intense...

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    Current stock: 12

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  • Grosset Springvale Riesling 2021

    Grosset Springvale Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    EXPRESSIVE, INTENSE - SERIOUS WINE FROM THE KING OF AUSTRALIAN RIESLING

      "The great 2021 vintage expresses itself at Springvale as subtle lemon and lime citrus aromas, a touch of lavender and spring herbs. There’s an intensity on the palate, which is fresh, pristine and powerful, a taut structure which defines...

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  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2021

    Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    ANOTHER SUPERB VINTAGE OF THIS CLASSIC RIESLING

      "A spectacular vintage with layer upon layer of powerful lime juice aromatics against a backdrop of enticing florals. The palate is intense with lime pith flavours, weight, power and a crisp, ultra-dry finish that lingers. It has the structure...

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    $72.00
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  • Adelina Watervale Riesling 2021

    Adelina Watervale Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Organic

    A TEXTURED AND BOLD RIESLING THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT

      A blended Riesling with clean apple and pear flavours. Floral on the nose and juicy on the palate. Another clean and pure vintage from Adelina.   "Fruit is destemmed, crushed then pressed. Settled juice is fermented with selected yeast...

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  • Trio of Rieslingfreaks

    Rieslingfreak Terroir Trio

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    LINE UP THE 2021 WINES TO SEE PLOT NUANCE AND PICK YOUR FAVOURITE

    Love Riesling? You're not alone! Make no mistake - this is no misnomer - Rieslingfreak is as it sounds! A winery obsessed with the variety, making some of Australia's most outstanding Riesling! These 2021 Rieslings reflect one of the beauties of wine...

    Current stock: 10

    $73.00
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  • Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2021

    Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WATERVALE BRINGS US A ROUNDER, FULLER RIESLING WITH THE TRADEMARK LIME JUICE FLAVOUR.

      "Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling. Each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number representing both the region where the grapes are grown, and the style in which the wine is made.  Rieslingfreak No. 3 is...

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    Current stock: 19

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  • Rieslingfreak No. 2 Riesling 2021

    Rieslingfreak No. 2 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    THE POLISH HILL RIVER RIESLING IS CONCENTRATED AND VIBRANT. WILL CELLAR!

      "Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling. Each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number representing both the region where the grapes are grown, and the style in which the wine is made.  Rieslingfreak No. 2 is a...

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    Current stock: 7

    $30.00
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  • Clos Clare Riesling 2020

    Clos Clare Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    FROM THE WATERVALE VINEYARD, ACROSS FROM THE 'FLORITA' VINEYARD. AN EXPRESSIVE RIESLING THAT ENCAPSULATES THE CLARE VALLEY PERFECTLY.   "Clean, ripe citrus and delicate florals on the nose. The palate is generous on the entry, tasty citrus...

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    Current stock: 21

    $29.00
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  • Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2018

    Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    HARMONIOUS, ELEGANT AND COMPLEX CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND FRANC BLEND FROM THE RENOWNED GAIA VINEYARD

      "The 2018 vintage has been another impressive one for ‘Gaia’: while it has the power, density of flavour, and structure of cabernet, it has the plush texture and the approachability of the best examples of the variety. Of course, it...

    Current stock: 11

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  • Adelina Polish Hill Organic Riesling 2020

    Adelina Polish Hill Organic Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Organic

    A NEW RIESLING FOR ADELINA FROM A MATURE, LONG-CERTIFIED ORGANIC SITE. THIS IS CRISP, DRY AND ELEGANT, AND REFRESHINGLY ENJOYABLE IN YOUTH!   "Col McBryde has been coveting the fruit from the Smith family’s vineyard on Polish Hill...

    Current stock: 1

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  • Adelina Grenache 2019

    Adelina Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    NICK STOCK 96 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS!   "Serious grenache from serious but fun-loving Adelina. Concrete fermented, matured in old wood. Beautiful, light garnet colour all shimmering and pretty. Just shy of medium weight, a...

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    Current stock: 22

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  • Jim Barry The Florita Clare Riesling 2019

    Jim Barry The Florita Clare Riesling 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    94+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "Lime and fresh lemon, fennel, spice and dried herb/flower mix. Really picks up when it hits the mouth, pebbles and juicy lemon acidity, intense flavour with a subtle quinine bite, and a long textured finish. Not a...

    Current stock: 9

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  • Clos Clare Shiraz 2016

    Clos Clare Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!   MEDIUM-BODIED AND GORGEOUS, THIS SHIRAZ CARRIES ALL THE HALLMARKS OF CLARE VALLEY'S COOLER NIGHTS, WITH BRIGHT ACIDITY CARRYING A SPICY, SAVOURY CORE OF FLAVOUR. "Love the simplicity of the winemaking here, and the...

    Current stock: 1

    $26.00
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  • Unico Zelo Nero D'Avola 2018

    Unico Zelo Nero D'Avola 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Biodynamic

    "Clare Valley is undoubtedly one of the most 'Australian' wine regions, surrounded by Eucalyptus Trees and home to some of the oldest vines in the country. It's also blessed by an incredible amount of sunlight, perfect for Nero d'Avola. This example is...

    Current stock: 3

    $44.00
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  • Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2015 Gift Boxed

    Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2015 Gift Boxed

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    94 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION! COMES WITH A GIFT BOX IN THE MCRAE CLAN TARTAN!

      "The inaugural vintage was '92, serving this cuvee up as the younger sibling of the Armagh. Alas, time has seen to it that it has found its own very different skin. Less barrel ferment influence. Less smokiness. Molten raspberry bonbon, iodine,...

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  • Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020

    Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    ERIN LARKIN 96 POINTS!  "Lime zest, pith, limestone and white pepper.  Freshly crushed granny smith apple (skin on) and brine in there too.  There is a salty lick that forms the backbone of acid that runs through the very core of this...

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