Clare Valley

Australia - Clare Valley

Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, first settled in the 1840s and named after County Clare in Ireland.

Size-wise Clare Valley is small, accounting for less than 2% of the nation’s crush; however, its reputation is known internationally. It is regarded as the home of Riesling,  with Shiraz being another notable varietal.

It is 125km north of Adelaide at an altitude of 400-500m. It is one of the highest regions in South Australia giving’cool climate’ attributes to the fruit. The ‘continental’ climate has cool to cold nights and warm to hot summer days; the nighttime temperatures even during the heat of summer allowing the fruit to ripen more evenly and slowly

There are at least 48 winereries and 200 growers with 5339 ha of vines.

Products from this region

  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Shiraz

    Clare Valley

    Plots of Sevenhill’s Shiraz vines are over 160 years old, dating from pre-phylloxera and,…

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  • Four Buckets Chardonnay

    Clare Valley

    Four Buckets Chardonnay is an unoaked, engaging wine that wins appreciation through its approachable,…

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  • Four Buckets – Touriga Nacional / Shiraz / Malbec

    Clare Valley

    This unusual blend is made from old-vine fruit, some of which is more than…

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  • Sevenhill ‘St. Ingatius’

    Clare Valley

    St Ignatius is an elegant, classic ‘Bordeaux blend’ made from the highest quality Cabernet…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Brother John May’ Reserve Shiraz

    Clare Valley

    Brother John May, the head of the winery and longtime Jesuit winemaker, has personally…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Riesling

    Clare Valley

    A 5 Star rating from noted Australian wine critic James Halliday: typical cool climate…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Verdelho

    Clare Valley

    Winemaker Liz Heidenreich has a personal passion for a fresh style of Verdelho, developed…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Barbera

    Clare Valley

    Another Sevenhill wine highly rated by James Halliday - the 2014 vintage scores 94…

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  • Sevenhill ‘Inigo’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    Clare Valley

    Cabernet Sauvignon is regarded by many as the Clare Valley’s premier red grape, as…

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