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Clare Valley

The fruit is just as spectacular. Grape Growers make use of unique geography, geology and climate, to produce world-class wine from a range of wine varieties.  

Wine critic and writer, James Halliday, has described the Clare Valley as one of Australia’s most beautiful wine-producing regions. Each season, the landscape changes in colour and vista, from golden red in autumn to lush greenery in spring, and the morning mist in winter.

The fruit is just as spectacular. Grape Growers make use of unique geography, geology and climate, to produce world-class wine from a range of wine varieties.

The climate features a warm to hot summer, but cooling afternoon breezes play a major role in slowing down the ripening process.

Best Known For:  Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz

Climate

  • The temperature data is often said to be very misleading due to the large diurnal variation
  • Drops of temperatures from 40°C during the day to 1°C at night are common during main ripening months
  • Altitude and aspect within the valley important
  • Protection from or exposure to cooling maritime breezes

Soil

  • 11 different recognised soil types with Polish Hill known for broken slate and Watervale for its limestone sub soils.

classic red loam over limestone

Latitude: 33° 50’S

Altitude 300-500m

Average rainfall in growing season:  250mm

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