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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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      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Shiraz

      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Shiraz

      What's big, purple and finally making a reappearance in the Cracka shed? Pure Clare Shiraz of course! This mega-rich and juicy Clare Valley red has been MIA for a while now, and gee-whizz we miss its delicious berry style! But just today we'...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2014 Mystery 95 Point Clare Valley Cabernet

      2014 Mystery 95 Point Clare Valley Cabernet

      The appeal of this super Clare Valley Cabernet is not just about the flavour. It's what it does with it! Those dark berry flavours, that hint of mint, the long finish. All Clare Cabernet, all the time. It won't surprise anyone to know that Hal...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2011 Mr Tipple Aged Release Watervale Riesling

      2011 Mr Tipple Aged Release Watervale 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
      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      Like your Cabs big, round and juicy? Then this Pure Clare Cabernet should be right up your alley! The Clare Valley can produce some absolute beastly Cabernets, and with this wine the volume of flavour has really been turned up to 11. It is blackbe...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2016 Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling

      2016 Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling

      If you are Riesling mad like we are here at Cracka, you will not only have heard of Tim Adams, you would no doubt have probably sampled some of his fine, fine Rieslings. It has very lifted Riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon an...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Taylors Estate Tempranillo

      2015 Taylors Estate Tempranillo

      This soft and sultry tempranillo from Taylors will be just the ticket for that Mexican cuisine evening you have coming up with your mates, especially with some beef enchiladas. It's a multi-regional blend of Wrattonbully and Clare Valley, and show...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2016 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling

      2016 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
      2012 Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec

      2012 Tim Adams Cabernet Malbec

      Chances are if you’ve ever travelled to the historic Clare Valley then you would have heard of winemaker Tim Adams. He’s one of our favourite boutique winemakers and has a knack with every grape style. This Cabernet sees the addition of Malbec to ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2016 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

      2016 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

      This wine is a pale straw in the glass. The nose has a fantastic lift of punchy lemon sherbet, bath salts, orange blossom and freshly grated ginger, enhanced by quintessential Watervale Riesling musk. A wine of great line and drive, the pala...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2016 Tim Adams Pinot Gris

      2016 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 o...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2014 Pikes Eastside Shiraz

      2014 Pikes Eastside Shiraz

      The Pikes family continue to honour the rich tradition of winemaking passed down by their forebears and here they turn their hands to the distinctive Clare Valley Shiraz. Blackberry, plum and dark chocolate aromas are prominent as well as a region...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2014 Mr Mick Tempranillo

      2014 Mr Mick Tempranillo

      Tempranillo is not only a wine of great drinkability and style, but it's also fantastic with a range of foods from game birds through to beef. This offering out of the Clare Valley shows lots of juicy red fruits on the nose and palate, with hits o...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 Pikes The Dogwalk Cabernet Merlot

      2013 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 named in honour of the winemaker’s Labrador who is walked come rain or shine around this particular...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 Tim Adams Shiraz

      2013 Tim Adams Shiraz

      Tim Adams is a Clare Valley institution and his wines are superb expressions of the region. The wines are lovingly crafted in an artisan manner showing Tim’s talent for sourcing the perfect fruit. Turn on the hotplate and sizzle some steaks for th...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2016 Skillogalee Riesling

      2016 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 the region is complete without a visit to their cellar door. Classic Clare aromas here, with lime an...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling

      2015 Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling

      There's plenty of lemons, limes and crunchy green apples in amongst the jasmine and ginger spice notes on the nose, but the palate is where the spice kicks in, along with surprisingly friendly acidity that leads to a bone-dry, soft finish. It's hi...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer

      2015 Skillogalee Gewurztraminer

      Forget about what you know about aromatic whites as this example from Skillogalee will take your palate on a perfumed journey. It’s made in the traditional manner, so it’s meant to be crisp and spicy and full of character. Dip your nose in to be r...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 Paulett Wines Late Harvest Riesling

      2013 Paulett Wines Late Harvest Riesling

      Being a late harvest wine, this is a sweeter style of Riesling in the medium-sweet spectrum, so you could have this as a starter or with a fruity dessert. Smells of limes and candied apples rise from the glass, along with hints of sweet spices and...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 Tim Adams The Fergus

      2013 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 off a neighbour. The rest is history. The wine was such a success it bec...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley