The Clare Valley is a series of valleys and villages, an oasis of walking and bike trails and hills rising high above the surrounding agricultural plains. A place where farmers tend wheat in winter, vines in summer and livestock in between. Varying altitudes up to Mt Horrocks’ 608m peak, result in large temperature variations during summer days and nights – a key reason why Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling grow together here.
The region prides itself on understatement. The unassuming skill and tireless ethic of generations of grapegrowers who consistently produce some of Australia’s best fruit, matched only by the dedication and passion of the winemakers who lay claim to some Australia’s highest accolades.
The Clare Valley is a region dominated by small growers and winemakers. In contrast with many of the world’s larger and more famous appellations, this region is all about authenticity – of character, relationship, provenance and sustainability.