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

  • Clos Clare Riesling 2020

    Clos Clare Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    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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  • Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2018

    Grosset Gaia Cabernets 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    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...

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    Current stock: 12

    $85.00
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  • Wendouree Muscat Alexandria 2013 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Wendouree Muscat Alexandria 2013 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!   "From muscat vines planted in the 1940s. Sweet as. An epic, bold wine. What else to say?  Powerful sweet wine of light honey, lemon curd, faint brulee and orange marmalade notes. While it sounds sweet, the palate...

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    $45.00
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  • Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2018

    Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!   "Honey nuts, red and black fruit, light mint and dried herb and aniseed perfume. Medium-bodied, really supple, almost gummy feel to it, tannin is firm and neatly packed, comes in fresh and more red fruited on the...

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    $135.00
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  • Adelina Polish Hill Organic Riesling 2020

    Adelina Polish Hill Organic Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    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...

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    Current stock: 12

    $29.00
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  • Adelina Grenache 2019

    Adelina Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    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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    $39.50
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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...

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  • Adelina Watervale Riesling 2020

    Adelina Watervale Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    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...

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  • Jim Barry The Florita Clare Riesling 2019

    Jim Barry The Florita Clare Riesling 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    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...

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    $50.00
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  • Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020

    Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    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 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    94+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!     Supple, succulent red of shapely, firm ribbons of tannin, powdery finish, loaded with jolly-jellied plum and blackberries, green herb, pepper, mint and coarse minerally feel. Cassis and dried flowers in...

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    $185.00
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