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

Wine Vintage

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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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2012 Richmond Grove Limited Release Watervale Riesling

Now, this is what Richmond Grove is all about - riesling! This one shows typical bright limy aromas, along with honeysuckle florals and a touch of ...

Winery: Richmond Grove | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $21.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.50
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2012 Sevenhill Inigo Merlot

Can the Jesuit Priests at Sevenhill say a little prayer for the Merlot revival? A Merlot miracle we should say. Sevenhill is one of the oldest wine...

Winery: Sevenhill | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $23.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2013 Kilikanoon Mort's Cut Cane Cut Riesling (375ml)

This dessert style riesling hails from Kilikanoon's Morts vineyard. It's seductive nose exudes honey, citrus and tropical fruits, whilst the palate...

Winery: Kilikanoon Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $31.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.99
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2013 Taylors Estate Shiraz

Since 1973 the Taylors Estate range has been winning fans, and we are unashamed groupies of these magnificent Clare Valley wines. The Shiraz of the...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $16.99
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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 Rise Vineyards Coonawarra Cabernet

If Cabernet is on the rise then it will be partly due to this winery from the Clare Valley who will spread the word of this grape variety through t...

Winery: Rise Vineyards | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $25.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.50
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2013 Clos Clare Watervale Riesling

You’d be mad not to stock up on this Riesling that was crafted by the two sons of Peter Barry, of the famed Jim Barry wines in the Clare Valley. Th...

Winery: Clos Clare | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $27.95 | OUR PRICE : $22.99
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2011 Tim Adams Semillon

If you don’t drink Hunter Semillon there’s a fair chance you will drink Barossa Semillon, but what of the other regions? Well if you are Tim Adams ...

Winery: Tim Adams | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $23.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

A little bit of Spain in the Clare Valley, that’s the best way to describe Tim Adam’s tasty Tempranillo. This is a fantastic food wine thanks to a ...

Winery: Tim Adams | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $41.95 | OUR PRICE : $29.99 (28% OFF)
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2012 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz

This fuller-bodied style of shiraz from an excellent year would be just the thing with that oxtail casserole you are thinking of cooking. It's a sm...

Winery: Jim Barry Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $26.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2010 Mr Mick Cabernet Shiraz

Mr Mick’s passion for Cabernet Shiraz blends predates his time as winemaker at Leasingham. The blend was actively promoted as early as the 1950’s,...

Winery: Mr Mick | Region: Clare Valley
RRP: $17.00 | OUR PRICE : $14.99
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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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2011 Leasingham Bin 56 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec

This wine brings back so many memories. And has it changed one iota in ten years, not on your life. Just as big, bold and damn delicious - an Austr...

Winery: Leasingham | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2012 Jim Barry Three Little Pigs Shiraz Malbec Cabernet

If you had a house made of straw, sticks or bricks it would not really matter if the big bad wolf tried to blow your house down; because even witho...

Winery: Jim Barry Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Tim Adams Pinot Gris

Tim Adams has a firm belief in Pinot Gris thriving in the Clare Valley so much that he’s planting more of the stuff, but try this wine and you’ll s...

Winery: Tim Adams | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Pikes Valley's End Clare Valley Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

The Pikes are famed for their Riesling but here they show they are just as adept with other white varieties. Everyone loves a Savvy blend and we ha...

Winery: Pikes | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.99 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2011 Pikes The Dogwalk Cabernet Merlot

The Pikes name is synonymous for great quality Clare whites but we are equally impressed with their reds including this tasty blend. The Dogwalk is...

Winery: Pikes | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.10 | OUR PRICE : $17.99 (25% OFF)
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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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2013 Jim Barry Lavender Hill Sweet Riesling

The name Jim Barry and riesling go together like two peas in a pod. This is a slightly sweet, citrusy wine that also shows hints of orange rind, st...

Winery: Jim Barry Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2009 Taylors St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon

Although they have only been going since the late 60s, Taylors have managed to establish themselves worldwide as one of the most consistently award...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $65.00 | OUR PRICE : $59.99
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