Clare Valley Wine Region

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Clare Valley
Latitude 33°50'S
Altitude 400-500m
Growing Season Rainfall 200mm
Mean January Temperature 21.9°C
Harvest Early March to late April
Wineries 82
Website www.southaustralia.com/ClareValley.aspx

About Clare Valley

The beautiful Clare Valley wine region is nestled amongst rolling hills in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges. Dry Clare Valley Riesling is one of Australia’s classic wine styles. Vibrant lime juice, citrus and bracing acidity are signatures of Clare...

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The beautiful Clare Valley wine region is nestled amongst rolling hills in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges. Dry Clare Valley Riesling is one of Australia’s classic wine styles. Vibrant lime juice, citrus and bracing acidity are signatures of Clare Valley riesling. They are magical wines with enchanting purity and a powerful sense of place. They improve with age and take on glorious honey and toasty characters over time. Wines born of the Polish Hill River district are tightly woven and austere, with great minerality and longevity. The Watervale area makes a more approachable and mouthwatering style. Elegant reds include perfumed, peppery shiraz and dark berried cabernet sauvignon with long, fine grained tannins. Cabernet sauvignon is often blended with malbec to make a distinctive regional style.

Clare was first planted to vine in the early 1840s. It is a region of small family producers on a winding route scattered with charming villages, old stone cellars and historic pubs. A total of 5,450 ha stretch along the 35km valley today. The region can be divided into five main districts; Watervale, Polish Hill River, Sevenhill, Auburn and Clare. The moderate continental climate is tempered by a cool afternoon breeze and elevations of 200-500 metres. Variable topography and soils range through terra rossa over limestone, sandy loams, slate and fertile alluvials.

Clare Valley producers led by Jeffrey Grosset championed the use of screwcap closures throughout the region in the late 1990s.

Stuart MacGill uncorks the Clare Valley

Vintage Ratings

1996
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
1997
8
GREAT
10
OUTSTANDING
1998
10
OUTSTANDING
8
GREAT
1999
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2000
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2001
7
VERY GOOD
9
EXCELLENT
2002
10
OUTSTANDING
10
OUTSTANDING
2003
8
GREAT
10
OUTSTANDING
2004
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2005
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2006
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2007
7
VERY GOOD
6
GOOD
2008
6
GOOD
8
GREAT
2009
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2010
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2011
5
AVERAGE
7
VERY GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

Adelina Wines Winery Airde Winery AJ's Wine Australia Winery Annie's Lane Winery ArtWine Winery Atlas Wines Winery Australian Domaine Wines Winery Avenue Wines Winery Bass Hill Vineyard Winery Brian Barry Wines Winery Cardinham Estate Winery Clare Wine Co Winery Claymore Winery Clos Clare Winery Crabtree Watervale Wines Winery Eldredge Vineyards Winery Emerald Estate Winery Erin Eyes Winery Eyre Creek Winery Fire Block Winery Fireblock Winery Gaelic Cemetery Wines Winery Glendalough Estate Winery Good Catholic Girl Winery Greg Cooley Wines Winery Grosset Wines Winery Heaslip Wines Winery Inchiquin Wines Winery Jeanneret Wines Winery Jenner & Webb Winery Jenner and You Winery Jim Barry Wines Winery Kilikanoon Wines Winery Kirrihill Wines Winery Knappstein Wines Winery Koonowla Winery KT & the Falcon Winery Last Word Wines Winery Leasingham Winery Leo Buring Winery Little Brampton Wines Winery Matchbox Wine Co Winery Mintaro Winery Mitchell Wines Winery Monsters, Monsters Attack Winery Mount Horrocks Winery Mr Mick Winery Neagles Rock Vineyard Winery O'Leary Walker Wines Winery Olssens of Watervale Winery Paulett Wines Winery Penna Lane Wines Winery Phoenix Estate Winery Picarus Winery Pikes Winery Pure Clare Winery Pycnantha Hill Estate Winery Reillys Wines Winery Rhythm Stick Winery Rieslingfreak Winery Rise Vineyards Winery Robertson of Clare Winery Rockridge Estate Winery Seraph's Crossing Winery Sevenhill Winery Skillogalee Winery Some Young Punks Winery Stephen John Wines Winery Stonehouse Winery Stringy Brae of Sevenhill Winery Tatehams Wines Winery Taylors Wines Winery The Wilson Vineyard Winery The Wine Society Winery Thomson Estate Winery Tim Adams Winery Tim Gramp Winery Tim McNeil Wines Winery Trelawney Wine Winery Trodden on Vineyard Winery Wendouree Winery Wykari Winery

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2013 Taylors Promised Land Shiraz

Taylors hope to tempt your palate with a taste of the promised land. Not difficult really as they always over-deliver on the quality to price ratio...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $16.00 | OUR PRICE : $12.50
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2012 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling

Riesling is the Clare Valley's signature variety and this is our fifth vintage from clos Clare's Riesling patch, adjoining the historic 'Florita' v...

Winery: Clos Clare | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $27.95 | OUR PRICE : $22.99
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2012 Kilikanoon Pearce Road Semillon

A cool and mostly dry 2012 vintage at the Pearce Road vineyard was one that perfectly suited our French oak fermented Semillon. One hundred perce...

RRP: $29.99 | OUR PRICE : $26.99
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2005 Jim Barry The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon

This mature and refined cabernet sauvignon dis-plays an intensely deep claret colour. The nose is suggestive of a blockbuster powerhouse of fruit w...

RRP: $79.99 | OUR PRICE : $67.99
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2010 Scotchmans Hill Henry Frost Clare Valley Shiraz

This is a lovely choc-coated plum style of wine, that also shows smells of mocha and dried herbs. The palate is more medium-bodied, with a juicy pl...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.50
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2011 Taylors Eighty Acres Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

Reliability, consistency, taste, value and now carbon neutral, just a few of the attributes we think of when a Taylors wine hits the tasting table....

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $18.00 | OUR PRICE : $13.50 (25% OFF)
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2011 Reillys Barking Mad Watervale Riesling

This wine lies - you really don't need to be barking mad at all to buy it! Rather, you're just a smart Riesling buyer in search of a bargain. A sma...

Winery: Reillys Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $19.99 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2013 Ryder Riesling

A single vineyard riesling from Watervale at this price? Get out of town! You are the winner here, 'cos this cheeky little riesling is top notch va...

Winery: Reillys Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2010 Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz

The McRae Wood shiraz has always been a bit of a 'value' wine in the upper echalon of Jim Barry offerings. They have always been big, rich wines, a...

Winery: Jim Barry Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $56.99 | OUR PRICE : $44.99
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2012 Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon

Taylors continue to turn out exceptional wines the way they have for over forty years and the Jaraman range is a tale of two terroirs, fusing two r...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2013 O'Leary Walker Blue Cutting Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Here we have a dry, slightly creamy, easy drinking style of white that is perfect for those warm days, or hanging out at the beach. Smells of goose...

Winery: O Leary Walker Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $17.95 | OUR PRICE : $12.99 (27% OFF)
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2008 Sevenhill Vintage Touriga

With a nod to the great ports of Portugal, Sevenhill offer this vintage fortified made from touriga, the native grape of Portugal. It's condensed a...

Winery: Sevenhill | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $47.50 | OUR PRICE : $39.99
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2009 Clos Clare The Hayes Boy Grenache

Though the Clare Valley is renowned for Shiraz and Cabernet there’s a fair bit of Grenache too. The fruit for this wine was grown biodynamically an...

Winery: Clos Clare | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $27.95 | OUR PRICE : $21.99
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2013 Grosset Wines Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Forget what you know about Semillon Sauvignon Blends as Jeffrey Grosset has crafted an absolute beauty made with Clare Valley Semillon and Adelaide...

Winery: Grosset Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $43.50 | OUR PRICE : $32.00 (26% OFF)
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2008 Tim Adams Reserve Riesling

The wine has very lifted riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon and grapefruit. The palate is seamless with moderate viscosity and...

Winery: Tim Adams | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $41.95 | OUR PRICE : $29.99 (28% OFF)
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2010 Sevenhill Inigo Cabernet Sauvignon

Prepare yourself for a religious experience as the makers of this Cabernet descend from a line of Jesuit priests who since 1851 have made wine for ...

Winery: Sevenhill | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2008 Sevenhill Brother John May Reserve Shiraz

Here is another whopper from Sevenhill that is bound to satisfy your inner warrior. This testosterone charged shiraz is fully-loaded with rich, sup...

Winery: Sevenhill | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $79.50 | OUR PRICE : $68.99
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2012 Taylors Eighty Acres Shiraz Viognier

The Taylors Eighty acres is a celebration of the original Bill Taylor who was responsible for planting the first eighty acres of vines for the fami...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Annie's Lane Cabernet Merlot

The Clare Valley has a rich history of red wines and Annie’s Lane remains one of the most well known brands of the region. Legend goes Annie got he...

Winery: Annies Lane | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
RRP: $24.99 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2013 Taylors Estate Chardonnay

If you love the taste of Chardonnay as much as we do, you’ll recognise that Taylors of the Clare Valley make a stunning range of estate wines using...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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