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

  • 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...

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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: 7

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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: 11

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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...

    Current stock: 4

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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...

    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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  • Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2018

    Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!   "Mulberry and plummy fruit characters, new leather and clove/cardamom spice. Synchronised flavours and scents make for harmony from the get-go here. Warm fruit characters to taste, a bit of breathiness, tobacco and...

    Current stock: 1

    $135.00
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  • Adelina Watervale Riesling 2020

    Adelina Watervale Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Organic

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!  Undoubtedly one of the best Rieslings on the market, and an absolute bargain at that!     "Floral and pretty perfume, some green apple notes, touch of limey stuff too. Palate is racy, lightly...

    Current stock: 3

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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: 10

    $50.00
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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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    $46.50
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  • Wendouree Malbec 2017

    Wendouree Malbec 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    THIS WINE STILL HAS A LITTLE BIT TO GO, BUT SHOWING GREAT PROMISE AND WILL BE WELL WORTH THE WAIT!  "This vintage is acid over tannin, in terms of structure and while it smells good, the finish has a distinct under-ripe blackberry tartness through...

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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...

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    $26.00
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  • Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2019 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2019 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    "Pale white gold.Effusively fragrant floral and ripe citrus tones. The very definition of perfumed.A very elegant release of Cordon Cut: delicate, yet intense and with incredible length offlavour. Juicy ripe lemons and limes with vibrant acidity...

    Current stock: 8

    $40.00
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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...

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  • Kilikanoon Attunga Shiraz 2009

    Kilikanoon Attunga Shiraz 2009

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    eRobertParker.com 96 points!   "Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Attunga Shiraz is gives restrained notes of cassis cordial and blackberry preserves over hints of yeast extract, tar, licorice and prunes. Full bodied and with taut,...

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    $295.00
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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...

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    Current stock: 19

    $55.00
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  • Clos Clare Riesling 2019 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Clos Clare Riesling 2019 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    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...

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    $19.00
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  • Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2017

    Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2017

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

    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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