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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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      2014 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 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 bla...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Riesling

      2015 Pure Clare Clare Valley Riesling

      We at Cracka absolutely love Riesling, and the latest offering from the Team at Pure Clare has us super excited. Packed with fresh citrus and lavender aromas, a light fresh palate and limey, mineral acidity this is the perfect drink to pair with a...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      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 w...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2014 Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

      2014 Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

      This wine shows quite citrus and lime flavours with a wonderful spine of mineral like acid adding great balance, length and finish. Typically the wines have a wonderful potential to age, normally well over ten years and in doing so show lovely se...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Red

      NV Paulett Wines Trillians Sparkling Red

      We favour elegance and balance in our wines and have strived for this with our Trillians Sparkling Red. Always a selected blend (mostly of Shiraz Cabernet Merlot but not necessarily in that order), allows us to achieve our wish.  Secondary f...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling

      2015 Wilson Vineyard Watervale Riesling

      This Rizza represents amazing value for money! From a single vineyard in the sub region of the Clare Valley called Watervale, this sub region is home to some of Australia's greatest Rieslings - Grosset, Leo Buring, Jim Barry, Kilikanoon to just na...

      Cracka rating100
      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
      2010 Penna Lane Shiraz

      2010 Penna Lane Shiraz

      Here's a wine for lovers of bold, fulsome, Harley-riding shirazes that have seen some generous oak. It's a 'take no prisoners' style that shows lots of dark, ripe fruits and toasted coconut oak on the nose, with hints of pepper spice and chocolate...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Sevenhill Inigo Shiraz

      2012 Sevenhill Inigo Shiraz

      Had a wine epiphany lately? The good folk at Sevenhill will be in a good position to assist as they come from a long line of Jesuit priests and their miraculous work in the vineyard is heavenly. Here’s a wine that reeks of regionality, the Clare V...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 TWP Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc

      2013 TWP Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc

      This 'Bordeaux blend' from Taylors has won a bit of bling from international wine shows already, and one sip will tell you why. There's plenty of juicy, plush plums and blackcurrants on the nose, along with hints of toasted cedar and leafiness. Th...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Knappstein Clare Valley Riesling

      2015 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
      2015 Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

      2015 Paulett Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

      The Paulett's have an enviable position. Not only are they smack-bang in the middle of what is perhaps the most desirable sub-region in the Clare Valley, they've also got one excellent view. The view doesn't affect how the wine tastes, yet you can...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2008 Paulett Wines Andreas Shiraz

      2008 Paulett Wines Andreas Shiraz

      Here we have a rich and intense shiraz from Paullett that has been lavished with oak. Smells of dark, brooding black fruits and hints of red berries adorn the nose, together with toasted cedar, cloves and licorice. The palate is quite rich and ful...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2014 Taylors Estate Shiraz

      2014 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 region has long been revered and this rich style is one we love as it pairs brilliantly with red me...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley
      2009 Paulett Wines Aged Release Polish River Riesling

      2009 Paulett Wines Aged Release Polish River Riesling

      When you come across a riesling with a bit of age to it, they are well worth jumping into. This one from Paulett shows candied lime, citrus peel and subtle honey on the nose whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and delicate, with softer citrus and ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Crabtree Watervale Riesling

      2015 Crabtree Watervale Riesling

      On the back of the outstanding 2014, here is another stunning beast from 5 star rated Clare Valley wonder, Crabtree. From an excellent 2015 vintage in the Clare, this wines delivers exactly what Riesling drinkers demand! Lemon and lime blends in...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2014 Pikes Luccio Sangiovese Red Blend

      2014 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 would explain the fish on the label. The perfect wine to pair with your Pizza takeaway, Luccio shows...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2013 Rise Vineyards Riesling

      2013 Rise Vineyards Riesling

      It’s time for Riesling to rise from the ashes and the one region that’s going to do it is the Clare Valley and the winery that’s going to do it is the Rise Vineyards. The Riesling revolution will be fuelled on citrus goodness like this, paired wit...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Clare Valley