Jim Barry Wines

+61 8 8842 2261 Craigs Hill Road P.O. Box 321
Clare, 5453
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The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. He was the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia and with his wife, Nancy, built a successful wine business which has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Today, the company is headed by Jim’s second son Peter, who took over from his father as Managing Director. – Description from dvoristanac

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sémillon

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • You have to love Australia’s red wines. If for nothing else than the ... ... some ways. 87pts 2010 Jim Barry Wines The McRae Wood Shiraz 14.3% $44 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 it’s medium body and fresh blue fruits. The... Read More

    From the article Is Australia Back?


  • Jim Barry Wines the Mcrae Wood Shiraz 2010

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    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 the Lodge Hill Shiraz Clare Valley 2011

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    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


  • Jim Barry Shiraz Lodge Hill Rrp24 2010

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    Acidic little beast...With that many awards on the side of the bottle, I was hoping it would be better blended. Disappointing. With a little time breathing, it became more tolerable, preventing it from being poured down the drain, Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • There's an argument to be made for Riesling, and it's made on a regular basis. It goes something like this: Riesling is great, it's flexible and it's food friendly, with wines ranging from dry to syrupy sweet, so there's something for everyone to like. This has been the argument of the day for years now. Trouble is Riesling still finds resistanc... Read More

    From the article One Man, 40 Rieslings


  • Jim Barry the Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2010

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    Tight and earthy on the nose, with early notes of lilacs followed by minty top notes over guava and melon aromas. This is powerful yet at the same time remains subtle. Flows across the palate; elegant and pure with lovely racy citrus flavors that hint of tropical fruits. The acidity is very strong yet superbly integrated within the rich fruit an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lodge Hill Shiraz Barry Australien Südaustralien 2007

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood 2009

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    Wine review by lesbianbears


  • Jim Barry the Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2010

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    On the nose this award-winning Jim Barry wine is already showing a bit of petrol and stewed compote. The entry is clean as a whistle with plenty of racy acidity for further aging to 2020 at least. Spicy baked apple lingers for a satisfying, long finish. Well made and highly recommendable at this price point. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Jim Barry Shiraz Clare Valley Mccrae Wood 2009

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this deep red/purple Shiraz. While I didn't take notes on first opening the bottle, my second tasting two days after opening was excellent. Medium legs, deep red/purple coloringPeppery nose; cherry and blackberryNice tingle on the tip of the tongue with a medium body and 30 second finish; lightly chocolaty taste of boysenberry. Read More

    Wine review by talikan


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