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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2011 Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz

Clare Shiraz doesn't more authentic than this - richer, thicker, fuller and more of everything. A big wine, a luscious wine and a minty wine, built...

Winery: Leasingham | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2012 Trelawney Clare Valley Riesling

If there is one place in Australia that is the home of great Riesling, surely the decision comes down to either Clare or Eden Valley. Well here we ...

Winery: Trelawney Wine | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $15.00 | OUR PRICE : $12.95
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2013 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling

Polish Hill River is ground central for great Australian Riesling. The rocky soils, the warm days and cool nights - perfect for producing Riesling ...

Winery: O Leary Walker Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2013 Taylors Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon

If you want a taste of the ‘Promised Land’ it may well include a glass of this Cabernet from Taylors. This Clare Valley winery has been turning out...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $16.00 | OUR PRICE : $12.50
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2013 Taylors Estate Riesling

Clare Valley Riesling has its fans but we think the hordes will be running to unscrew this classic white from Taylors. Taylors Estate wines have be...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz

There are few wineries we could think of that sum up the essence of the Clare valley quite like the Mitchell family. Since the 70s they have been c...

Winery: Mitchell Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $21.99 (26% OFF)
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2010 Taylors Winemaking Project Grenache Shiraz Mataro

The Taylors winemakers (like cows) have been restless. And when winemakers are restless they do one thing - make interesting wines. In this case it...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2010 Reillys Shiraz

Full bodied with rich, supple fruit, this Clare Valley Shiraz has been open fermented and matured in oak for 18 months. Mouth filling flavours of...

Winery: Reillys Wines | Region: Clare Valley
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2013 Pikes The Merle Reserve Riesling

Pikes Clare Valley Riesling is a national icon and one of the most consistent whites from the Clare Valley. So you can only imagine how good their ...

Winery: Pikes | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $47.75 | OUR PRICE : $41.99
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2013 Skillogalee Riesling

Skillogalee is quite a mouthful to say and their wines are quite a mouthful too. This winery is an institution in the Clare Valley and no visit to ...

Winery: Skillogalee | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $27.50 | OUR PRICE : $22.99
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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
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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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2010 Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz

Many a wine connoisseur has said “you can’t beat Clare Shiraz” and many more believe Clare Shiraz to be the drink of the gods. Wise words from an o...

Winery: Kilikanoon Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $85.00 | OUR PRICE : $69.99
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2013 Annie's Lane Riesling

If the legend is true, and you ever get stuck down a lane in wet mud like Annie did make sure you have a bottle of chilled Clare Valley Riesling li...

Winery: Annies Lane | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Annie's Lane Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Annie’s Lane is one of the Clare Valley’s most famous brands and here’s a classic aromatic white that can really only be enjoyed chilled with a pla...

Winery: Annies Lane | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling (375ml)

We love half bottles and are saddened you don’t see so many anymore, perfect size to share with a loved one on a picnic or better still keep the wh...

Winery: Clos Clare | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2013 Pikes Luccio Clare Valley Pinot Grigio Blend

The name Pikes might be synonymous with Riesling but this Clare Valley winery is more than just a one trick pony producing a Pinot Gris with pedigr...

Winery: Pikes | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Mr Mick Riesling

Here we have a young, primal riesling that is very approachable now thanks to a bit of sweetness knocking the edge off the zippy acidity, but it wi...

Winery: Mr Mick | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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