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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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      2012 Kilikanoon Lackey Shiraz

      2012 Kilikanoon Lackey Shiraz

      Our Bargain of the Year for 2015 The boots on the label say it all. The lackey is a gregarious, honest hardworking staple of the Kilikanoon line up. Robust with spicy oak and red fruits on the nose, a silky mouthfeel and peppery finish. Like a...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2014 Pure Clare Clare Valley Shiraz

      2014 Pure Clare Clare Valley Shiraz

      Pure Clare is one of our favourite labels because it just offers the most ridiculous value for money. It is a big, dense and bold Shiraz, showing a little spice and loads of big cassis fruit. In finishes long and strong just like the best from the...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Clare Valley
      2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

      2008 Tim Adams Reserve Tempranillo

      Direct from Tim Adams' cellar, this Reserve Tempranillo comes direct from Tim Adams’ cellar, the wine kept back by Tim as he wanted to release it in its prime. Prime drinking it is too, with the impetuous thickness and rough edges of youth softene...

      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 rating90
      Region: Clare Valley
      2010 Tim Adams Reserve Riesling

      2010 Tim Adams Reserve Riesling

      The use of only the very best 500 litres per tonne of grapes has resulted in this wine being very intensely flavoured and aromatic. The wine has well lifted Riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon and grapefruit. The palate is s...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      2012 Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz

      2012 Tim Adams Aberfeldy Shiraz

      The wine has vibrant magenta colour with aromatics of cherry, plum, dark berries and chocolate, complemented by the oak-derived characters of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours and bala...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Tim Adams Pinot Gris

      2015 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 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 Pure Clare Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 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
      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
      2015 Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling

      2015 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 and...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2012 Tim Adams The Fergus

      2012 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
      2014 Reillys Barking Mad Watervale Riesling

      2014 Reillys Barking Mad Watervale Riesling

      Barking Mad is probably what Justin Ardill's mates called him when he left a career is medicine to tend to small patch of vineyard in Watervale. The actual reference here is to the vineyard dogs, who would go barking mad on hearing the Justin's tr...

      Cracka rating80
      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
      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
      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
      2015 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling

      2015 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
      2014 Annie's Lane Moscato

      2014 Annie's Lane Moscato

      Annie’s Lane is a Clare Valley institution a winery that gets its name from the heroic Annie who used to bring lunches to those pruning the vineyards and ending up getting her cart bogged in a lane. She probably could have done with a refreshing M...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Clare Valley
      2015 Jim Barry Lavender Hill Off-Dry Riesling

      2015 Jim Barry Lavender Hill Off-Dry 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, stone fruits and limes. The palate is lighter-bodied, but quite plush with juicy citrus flavours, a ki...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Clare Valley