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Clarendon Hills Location and History
Clarendon Hills is a small family run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exceptional wine. It began in the 1980s, when Roman Bratasiuk decided to produce his own wine. In 1990, Roman Bratasiuk embarked on a truly remarkable wine making journey. His vision: quite simply to create single vineyard wines equal to the best in the world. Roman has redefined the Australian fine wine landscape by conveying a powerful imprint of the vineyard in each and every one of his wines.
Clarendon Hills Wine Making and Philosophy
Clarendon Hills produce 19 separate single vineyard wines, all 100% varietal. Their philosophy is based on conveying purity and a unique sense of place to achieve the ultimate expression of vineyard and variety. Naturally, winemaking at Clarendon Hills begins and ends in the vineyard.They work with old, dry-grown vines, many of them pre-phylloxera bush vines and perform every step of the winemaking process by hand to exacting specifications. They are proudly hands on, old-school and low tech. Every decision is determined by sensory evaluation of the fruit and wine. Roman is guided by a refined palate, honed on many years of enjoying the great wines of the world. A former biochemist, he also brings a sound understanding of scientific principles to the table. Every year, Clarendon Hills pushes their vines and wines a little further to reach the pinnacle of their capability.
Clarendon Hills Wine Styles and Labels
Clarendon Hills wines are a stylish balancing act of signature perfume and elegance combined with deep seated power and concentration. The flagship Clarendon Hills Astralisshiraz is universally acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest wines. It is celebrated on the international stage and has achieved the highest Exceptional rating in Langton’s classification of Australian Wine V. Roman himself is a dynamic personality, with drive and passion that is a sheer force of nature.
|Wine Region||McLaren Vale|
|Address||363 The Parade, Kensington Park, SA, 5068, Australia|
|Phone||(08) 8383 0544|
Appearance: Blackened crimson. Nose: Leather, gunpowder, crushed rock, coffee-edged blue fruits and roasted meats dominate this Cornas styled expression.The seductively integrated and modestly amplified Syrah characters identify the Moritz vi...
Appearance: Blackened crimson. Nose: Ginger and white pepper spice the edges of black fruits, liquorice and Kalamata skins, smokey bacon and bitter chocolate. Palate: Virgin tight tannins, liqueur-like richnesswithin the flavour profile is ...
If you’ve not heard of Clarendon Hills before, it’s because it’s one of the best kept secrets in South Australia. These wines are seriously rich and seductive and worth making space for in the cellar. Make sure lamb is on the menu if you open this...