White Wine, Clare Valley

Located 120km north of Adelaide, Clare Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. The region is set on softly undulating hills covering a length of some 35km and ranges from 5 to 10km in width. In fact, Clare Valley is also one of mainland Australia's coolest wine growing regions.

The five subregions of Clare Valley are - Sevenhill, Clare, Watervale, Polish Hill and Auburn, each influenced by the interweaving creeks and valleys and each with its unique soil types, climate and altitude. Throughout the region, the moderately continental climate, with its cool to cold nights and warm to hot summer days are ideal for producing its most important white, Riesling.

Whilst Riesling is no doubt the king white grape for the region, very elegant Shiraz with soft palates and Cabernet Sauvignons are produced there too. Lesser amounts of Sémillon are grown, though Grenache and blends like Shiraz/Cabernet or Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec can also be deliciously smooth and textural.

Grosset produces arguably Australia's finest Rieslings from his Clare Valley Winery. Atlas and Leo Buring too create nice Rieslings.
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  1. Road To Enlightenment Riesling 2021
    Road to Enlightenment Riesling is regional and varietally expressive - full of character and exceptionally drinkable. Sourced from a combination of older and younger vines in the heart of the Clare Valley, just off the Horrocks Highway to the north ... Learn More
  2. Jaeschkes Hill River Clare Riesling 2019
    Jaeschke’s Hill River Clare Estate is a family owned single vineyard located in the Polish Hill River Valley, 6kms South-East of Clare. This Riesling shows fragrant floral & tropical fruit aromas on the nose, followed by a typical Polish Hill ... Learn More
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  3. Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2021
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! The Watervale Riesling is picked from a special part of the Florita vineyard in Watervale. This famous Riesling vineyard usually achieves full ripeness, with high natural acid levels. The nose displays ... Learn More
  4. Vickery WaterVale Riesling 2020
    There’s a generosity to this wine, opening with lime, lemon and apple blossom, then throwing in hints of spice and lemon zest. The palate picks up the pace with flavours from here, there and everywhere. - James Halliday John ... Learn More
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  5. SYP Monsters Attack Riesling 2020
    Some Young Punks' texture-rich, zingy and citrussy Riesling is sourced from a single site north of the Watervale township. Peach flesh with strong lime and lemon zest on the nose. The balance is superb, and the wine tastes like a ... Learn More
  6. United Cellars Selection 'Riesling By Tom Barry' 2021
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! Sourced from both the prestigious Watervale sub region and the Barry’s own 40 yr old Lodge Hill vineyard in the Clare Valley. The palate shows lime citrus peel and ginger. There ... Learn More
  7. Atlas Watervale Riesling 2021
    The fruit is sourced from 2 distinguished vineyard sites in the Clare Valley. The main part is sourced from a premium vineyard owned by the famous Koerner family which also sells fruit to wineries such as Vickery, Adelina and Leo Buring. ... Learn More
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  8. No.3 Clare Valley Riesling 2021
    Made from the family vineyard, White Hutt, Clare Valley. The heavy red clay soils contribute to the fruit intensity of this wine. No.3 is a fruit driven style of Riesling. Classic flavours of this vineyard include ripe lemon and limes ... Learn More
  9. Adelina Watervale Riesling 2021
    This year the Watervale is a blend of two vineyards: blocks G11 and G6 from the Gullyview vineyard and as of 2021 the Kloock vineyard enters to story. A bit of history… Fruit from Gullyview G6 went into the Rieslings John ... Learn More
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  10. Adelina Polish Hill River Riesling 2021
    This is just gorgeous–superb lime zest and sherbet aromatics lead to a fleshy yet juicy, sappy and driven palate with fabulous depth and loads of character and length. Subtle kaffir lime, jasmine and saline notes build as this sits ... Learn More
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  11. Plan B 'Od' Riesling 2019
    Fruit from Frankland River. The fruit was picked at night when the natural sugar levels and the acid is wonderfully balance. Only the free run juice was retained and vinified at cool temperatures to preserve varietal flavours and aromas. The ... Learn More
  12. Plan B Riesling 2019
    James Halliday: Grapes for this Riesling were carefully sourced from the vineyards Powderbank and Hayview in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Only the free run juice was retained and vinified at cool temperatures to capture the pristine varietal ... Learn More
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  13. Vinemind Vermentino 2018
    Nestled on the slope of the Niagara Escarpment, Vinemind is one of the most memorable wineries along the route. Besides the store and tasting bar that reside within our circa 1877 “wooden cathedral” log barn, you can also visit the acclaimed, “ ... Learn More
  14. Koerner Brothers Vermentino 2021
    Clare Valley's Koerner Wine scored the top gong in the national wine competition. Winemaking brothers Damon and Jono Koerner, from Koerner Wine in the Clare Valley, have been crowned the 2019 Young Gun of Wine (YGOW). "Brothers Koerner showcases our two ... Learn More
  15. Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2019
    Mitchell Watervale Riesling is crafted in the same traditional, low intervention style that has been used consistently for the past 40 years. The vines are low yielding with small berries, but show a wonderful depth of flavour that remains consistent year ... Learn More
  16. Atlas Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2021
    VINEYARD The fruit for this wine was grown at the Hill Smith Vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. The vines at this east-facing vineyard grow in alluvial loam, limestone, shale and quartz, at an altitude of around 400m. WINEMAKING ... Learn More
  17. Grosset 'Alea' Riesling 2020
    With its first vintage in 2012, ‘Alea’ is the most recent addition to the Grosset stable. Made in the style of the Rieslings of Germany and Austria, it has attractive lemon blossom on a first swirl, there’s a hint of ... Learn More
  18. O'Leary Walker Drs' Cut Reserve Riesling 2017
    Light yellow colour, bright. The bouquet has some oyster-shell notes, some vanilla and the beginnings of toasted nut. Citrus pith aromas. There is good flavour and softness, character and length. It's starting to build complexity. The mandarin and lemon flavours ... Learn More
  19. Grosset 'Alea' Riesling 2021
    There’s a subtlety about this vintage of Grosset Alea: delicate floral perfumes, lemon blossom, juicy lemon pith, a pure expression of the variety that balances intense limey notes with plush lemony flavours and impeccable layering. With the vineyard now ... Learn More
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  20. Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2021
    Mount Horrocks Wines restricts production to approximately 3,500 cases per annum to achieve the highest quality single vineyard wines. All three estate-owned Clare Valley vineyards, totalling ten hectares, are ‘A certified’ by Australian Certified Organic (ACO). Mount Horrocks Wines is operated ... Learn More
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  21. Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020
    A swirl of the glass will unleash the potent aromas of this very different vintage of Grosset Springvale Riesling. It’s so dramatically perfumed that it’s almost overwhelming: the aromatics themselves are not so surprising – lovely florals, lemongrass, lime ... Learn More
  22. Grosset 'Springvale' Riesling 2021
    The great 2021 vintage expresses itself at Springvale as subtle lemon and lime citrus aromas, a touch of lavender and spring herbs. There’s an intensity on the palate, which is fresh, pristine and powerful, a taut structure which defines the ... Learn More
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  23. Grosset 'Apiana' Fiano 2021
    This rare variety was planted at the Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic) ten years ago, during which time the vines struggled to produce a crop in these meager rocky soils. There’s a vibrant quality to the fourth vintage ... Learn More
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  24. Jim Barry 'The Florita' Riesling 2021
    Florita’ is Spanish for ‘little flower’. Located fifteen kilometres south of Clare township in the tiny village of Watervale, the famous Riesling vineyard was planted to Palamino in 1946 for making Fino Sherry, and replanted to Riesling in 1962. The birthplace of ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  25. Grosset Springvale Riesling 2019 (Magnum)
    A swirl of the glass will unleash the potent aromas of this very different vintage of Grosset Springvale Riesling. It’s so dramatically perfumed that it’s almost overwhelming: the aromatics themselves are not so surprising – lovely florals, lemongrass, lime ... Learn More
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