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 Polish Hill Organic Riesling 2020

    Adelina Polish Hill Organic Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    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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  • Adelina Grenache 2019

    Adelina Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    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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  • Clos Clare Riesling 2019 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Clos Clare Riesling 2019 375mL-Half-Bottle

    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...

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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...

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  • Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2016

    Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY!    "This is no pushover in the company of The Armagh, and it's a whole lot easier to enjoy, even though the day for each is long off. Here the fruits are rounder, the tannins following suit - even touches of...

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  • Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020

    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 Polish Hill Riesling 2020

    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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  • 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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  • Adelina Shiraz 2019

    Adelina Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    James Suckling 98 Points! "Wow... a great wine, this should be on every contemporary Australian wine collector's hit list." - Nick Stock           This is a rich, complex and super focused edition with a spice-laced,...

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