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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2012 Skillogalee Cabernet Malbec Rose

The Skillogalee family has been making superb wines in the Clare valley since the 70s and here they turn their hand at Rosé with a blend of Caberne...

Winery: Skillogalee | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Mr Mick Cabernet Shiraz

Clare not only turns out excellent riesling, they do a pretty good job with medium-bodied reds, too. This offering from the very good 2010 vintage ...

Winery: Mr Mick | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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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 Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling

Here we have a spicy, dry style of riesling for the fantastic 2013 vintage that has the added bonus of being lower in Alcohol (11%). There's plenty...

Winery: Mr Riggs | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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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
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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
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2008 Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec

Chances are if you’ve ever traveled to the historic Clare Valley then you would have heard of winemaker Tim Adams. He’s one of our favourite boutiq...

Winery: Tim Adams | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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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 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
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2013 Taylors St Andrews Riesling

Taylors believe ‘the wine is everything’ and when you taste this flagship Riesling you’ll see what they mean. For over forty years this world-class...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $35.00 | OUR PRICE : $32.99
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2013 Taylors Promised Land Unwooded Chardonnay

It's un-oaked and citrusy with a touch of sweetness, which makes it an ideal choice for Summer. Aromas of melons, stone fruits and gooseberries dec...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Taylors Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

From one of Clare Valley's most famous names comes this dense, generous, dark fruited red wine with plenty of stuffing for the long haul. Suckling ...

Winery: Taylors Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Tim Adams Riesling

Tim Adams is one of the most successful, award winning winemakers in the Clare Valley. He makes styles that prosper in the region including Rieslin...

Winery: Tim Adams | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2013 Mitchell Watervale Riesling

The Mitchell name has come to define the quality of Clare Valley Riesling, their wines often critically acclaimed. Forget what you think you know a...

Winery: Mitchell Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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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
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2012 Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon

Cricket and Cabernet,what a glorious combination. The Cover drive pays tribute to the old cricket ground in Penola, Coonawarra where many a match w...

Winery: Jim Barry Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Knappstein Ackland Vineyard Riesling

This is the business. Clare Valley Riesling that is so indicative off the region and the soils influence. We know you’ve heard it from us before, b...

Winery: Knappstein Wines | Region: Clare Valley| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $36.00 | OUR PRICE : $30.50
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2011 Pikes Luccio Sangiovese Red Blend

The Pikes Luccio is a pure example of the Sangiovese grape via the Clare Valley. Why is it called Luccio? Because that’s Italian for Pike and that ...

Winery: Pikes | 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
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