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 Watervale Riesling 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!  "Grown on the Gullyview vineyard, planted 2001, terracotta red dirt on lime base. Exotic spice, talc and lavender over juicy lime. It’s explosive with tight acidity, a fine chalk dust grip and texture, a tingle...

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  • Clos Clare Riesling 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    RIESLING TROPHY WINNER - NATIONAL WINE SHOW 2019! "As the third generation of the Barry winemaking family, we now hold the keys to this boutique winery. Riesling is the Clare Valley's signature variety and this is our 12th vintage from clos Clare's...

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  • Clos Clare Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    James Halliday 95 Points!   "Love the simplicity of the winemaking here, and the results. 15% whole bunches added to the ferments, 8 days on skins then pressed to 2500l foudres for 11 months. Still bright, with a purple rim. Fresh black fruits, brown...

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  • Grosset Alea Riesling 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    A satisfying wine of great finesse.   "Attractive lemon blossom on a first swirl, there’s a hint of ripe citrus followed by a delicious layered lemon, lime palate. The power and depth of lemongrass flavours will surely make it a match for...

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    $38.00
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  • Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    95 POINTS - THE REAL REVIEW!    "This single vineyard blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc from the rugged slopes of Clare’s highest vineyard shows a consistency of style, yet is distinctly different with each vintage. They...

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    $85.00
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  • Grosset Nereus Shiraz Nero d'Avola 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Following the style of the three previous harvests of the wine and celebrating the cool edge of the Clare Valley’s climate, the Grosset Nereus 2017 rejoices in its restraint, medium-body and healthy rusticity. There is a hint of underlying earthiness to...

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    $48.00
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  • Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    ERIN LARKIN 97 POINTS! RALPH KYTE-POWELL 95 POINTS!  "For many, the Grosset highpoint is Polish Hill, a wine that’s become a flagship for Australian dry riesling. The 2020 has just arrived, and like past vintages it’s certainly...

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  • Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    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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  • Grosset Springvale Riesling Watervale 2015

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Wine Front 96 points!"Bobby dazzler of a wine. Soft and easy-going but strung with tense flavour from the back palate onwards. The finish is a sheer burst of impressive flavour, without being too cutting. It's not a challenging wine. It's a pristine,...

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    $45.00
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  • Jeanneret Doozie Riesling 2009

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!    "Textbook bath talc and fresh lime bouquet; the palate offers piercing acidity and great poise; tightly wound, fresh and very focused on the extremely long finish." - James Halliday Wine Companion  

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    $42.00
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