Clare Valley Wine

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Clare Valley is a wine region within the Lofty Ranges of the South Australia zone. Its history dates back to the 1840s when vines were first imported to the country for planting. Now this picturesque area is a prime tourist destination, with many wineries along the “Riesling Trail” wine train route open to the public.

Many of the vineyards are situated on higher levels of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Warm summer days and cool nights are ideal for maximum grape ripening. The Rieslings grown are therefore very complex, with good acidity and often cellar-worthy. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are also very well respected from the area.

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Grenache

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Popular Wineries in Clare Valley View all

  • Reilly's Wines

    Reilly's has four historic B'nB cottages each offering rustic country style along with today's lu...

  • Koonowla WInes

    The property, just east of Auburn in the Clare Valley of South Australia, was first planted with ...

  • Jim Barry Wines

    The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. He was the first qualified wine...

  • Tim Adams Wines Pty Ltd

    Tim Adams Wines was established in South Australia's beautiful Clare Valley in 1987 by Tim and hi...

  • Leasingham Winery

    Leasingham is one of the Clare Valley's oldest winaries and certainly one of its most significant.

  • Grosset Winery Pty Ltd

    About Grosset Wines Grosset Wines is an independent privately owned winery set in the Clare Vall...

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  • I'm 34 yrs old and have been working in the restaurant industry for the ... include Ribera Del Duero, Clare Valley Riesling, wines of New England and Long Island, NY, Austrian reds like St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, beautiful red Burgundies both delicate and deep structured styles, Tuscan Sangiovese and anything that is bang for the buck and ... Read More

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  • Tim Adams Red Bordeaux Blend Clare Valley Cabernet Malbec 2007


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    Wine review by Daniel Young

  • Pikes Riesling Clare Valley Dry 2009


    Very interesting Riesling. Fresh and crisp with strong minerality. Petro flavors on both the nose and the palate! Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Jim Barry Wines the Mcrae Wood Shiraz 2010


    Smoky and a bit tight on the nose with blueberry tinged fruit that is also quite floral and spicy and frankly aromatic. This makes for easy drinking with its medium body and fresh blue fruits. Theres some freshening acid here and modest little tannins but this is firmly about fresh fruit and easy drinking with refreshingly clear fruit and a nic... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Jim Barry Wines the Mcrae Wood Shiraz 2010


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    Wine review by mark

  • Jim Barry Lodge Hill Dry Clare Valley 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Jim Barry Lodge Hill Dry Clare Valley 2011


    Very floral and licorice scented when first poured from the bottle, this gains a low base of plummy fruit, lots of cracked pepper character and some lovely herbal suggestions all wrapped in a vanilla gauze. rather lighter on the palate than expected here, one finds lots of slightly tart red raspberry and cherry fruits supported by gently ripe t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Tim Adams Shiraz Clare Valley the Aberfeldy 2008


    Harsh at first better with airing and spicy food Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Being one of the largest privately owned winery, Scotchman’s Hill is one ... ... Vale, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Mornington Peninsula), and even into New Zealand (Marlborough). Since they are a Victorian winery, I’ll focus on their ‘local’ wines from the Scotchman’s Hill label. Astute readers will know that the 2011 vintage was marked wit... Read More

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