Clare Valley

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Clare Valley
Latitude
Altitude
400-500m
Growing Season Rainfall
200mm
Mean January Temperature
21.9°C
Harvest
Early March to late April
Wineries
56
Website
Cracka Rating 0

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 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

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2004 Mr Tipple Clare Valley Aged Release Riesling

2004 Mr Tipple Clare Valley Aged Release Riesling

How good is aged Riesling? This little number still shows plenty of bright limey fruit to which bottle age has added some buttered toast complexity and still has plenty of youthful bite - Riesling at the peak of its powers.

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2010 Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz

2010 Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz

The Aberfeldy has become a bit of a cult collectors wine. It comes from a single site in the Clare Valley from vines that were planted in 1904. What winemaker Tim Adams is able to do with this fruit is incredible as he coaxes enormous flavour from...

Cracka rating100
Region: Clare Valley
2014 Knappstein Clare Valley Riesling

2014 Knappstein Clare Valley Riesling

If you were to pick a Riesling from anywhere in Australia, where would you head? We might be biased but the Clare Valley is an obvious choice and the Knappstein winery have had well over a century of practice. Classic Clare Valley Riesling aromas ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2013 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Clare Valley is so undervalued for Cabernet with the wines big, generous, and bold. This example is full of sweet plummy, mulberry fruit in a plush, flavoursome package with a little dried herb complexity. Brilliant value for sure!

Cracka rating100
Region: Clare Valley
2012 Fire Block Clare Valley Riesling

2012 Fire Block Clare Valley Riesling

From a vineyard that dates back to the 1920s, this glorious, seriously limey Riesling represents all that is good about Clare Valley whites - lots of flavour, yet with spine tingling acidity that brings you back every time.

Cracka rating100
Region: Clare Valley
2014 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling

2014 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 deliciousness! Speaking of delicious, this epic O'Leary Walker Riesling sits right up at the top of ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Clare Valley
2013 Richmond Grove Limited Release Watervale Riesling

2013 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 ginger spice. The palate is light-bodied, zippy and zesty, with bright citrus and white stone fruit ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2012 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz

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 smooth, voluptuous style that has seen minimal oak, and shows an abundance of black currants on the no...

Cracka rating80
Region: Clare Valley
2013 Mr Tipple Clare Valley Riesling

2013 Mr Tipple Clare Valley Riesling

Our old mate Mr Tipple has come through again, this time with a zippy little 2013 Clare Valley Riesling. It is bright and fresh with all those classic limey/lemon rind fruit flavours and a floral touch. It will probably drink well for a decade but...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2010 Tim Adams The Fergus

2010 Tim Adams The Fergus

Grenache is normally associated with the Barossa or McLaren Vale but winemaking maverick Tim Adams was stuck for Cabernet and Shiraz grapes back in 1993 and bought this fruit of a neighbour. The rest is history. The wine was such a success it beca...

Cracka rating100
Region: Clare Valley
2013 Knappstein Clare Valley Shiraz

2013 Knappstein Clare Valley Shiraz

The Clare Valley is capable of producing some of the country’s best examples of Shiraz and here we’ve found a wine that hits the vinous G spot. G stands for gluggable and what a delicious example of regional Shiraz this is. Raspberry and plum back...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2014 Tim Adams Pinot Gris

2014 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 see why his vision is not deluded. An attractive pink colour that is so often a distinctive nuance of...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Riesling

NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Riesling

Made from the second run of juice, which is cold settled to allow fermentation of clears over a two to three week period to ensure flavour retention. Secondary fermentation utilising the charmat process occurs off site, as our facilities do not a...

Cracka rating0
Region: Clare Valley
2012 Mitchell Noble Semillon (375ml)

2012 Mitchell Noble Semillon (375ml)

You’ve got to admire a wine with noble in the title; you know it’s going to offer a rarefied drinking experience. Everyone loves a sticky wine and this late picked Semillon is like sweet nectar. Bathe your senses in rich and decadent aromas of hon...

Cracka rating80
Region: Clare Valley
2013 The Barry Bros by Jim Barry Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 The Barry Bros by Jim Barry Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Just as the two previous generations brought new and innovative viticultural and winemaking ideas to Jim Barry Wines, we are determined to forge our individual mark. We have taken inspiration from our family’s history to create this wine. Our two ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2014 Tim Gramp Clare Valley Watervale Riesling

2014 Tim Gramp Clare Valley Watervale Riesling

If you are a Riesling freak then the words Clare Valley and Tim Gramp should make your ears prick up and take notice. This is why people go ga ga for the noblest of white varieties as it’s so aromatically arousing and full of fruit purity. It smel...

Cracka rating90
Region: Clare Valley
2014 Mad Bastard Riesling

2014 Mad Bastard Riesling

These wines are made by Mark Barry, son of the late Jim Barry, and the rumour is he is known as a bit of a mad bastard! This dry, zesty little rizza out of the Clare Valley will certainly have you going mad with delight as you smell and taste the ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Clare Valley
2010 Mitchell Peppertree Shiraz

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 crafting wines that encapsulate the region, particularly the rich, long-lived Shiraz. Prepare some st...

Cracka rating80
Region: Clare Valley
2013 Taylors Promised Land Shiraz

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. This Shiraz is a great example and if you were seeking a mid week red to go with a steak or some g...

Cracka rating70
Region: Clare Valley
2011 Knappstein 'Three' Clare Valley Gewurztraminer Riesling

2011 Knappstein 'Three' Clare Valley Gewurztraminer Riesling

Sometimes a blend can be better than the whole and in this case Knappstein have achieved a fine balance between the aromatic grapes of Riesling, Gewurtztrminer and Pinot Gris. This is a very feminine wine, delicately perfumed with luscious floral...

Cracka rating70
Region: Clare Valley