A beautiful little region with a big reputation
The roots of the Clare Valley’s winemaking history have been growing for more than 150 years, making it one of Australia’s oldest wine-producing regions. The unique combination of geography, geology and climate results in terroir that is perfect for producing world-class wine. And it’s little wonder that our forefathers chose this little corner of South Australia to stake their name upon.
With five separate sub-regions – including Auburn, our home – the Clare Valley is an expanse of sweeping gullies and rolling hills. During the grapes’ growing season, the days are warm and the nights are cool. It's this diurnal temperature range – from as much as 40 degrees C in the day, to only 5 degrees C at night, along with the character-forming ‘terra rossa’ soil which makes the Clare Valley equally favourable for producing superb Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and has also seen the region’s Riesling acclaimed as some of the best in the world.
The Clare Valley plays a vital role in the quality of our winemaking. It’s essential to everything, from the way the grapes develop on the vine, to the taste and colour of the wine, making our vineyard much more than just a plot of land, but a great place to call home.