Our Geography

One of the premium wine grape growing regions of the world, the Clare Valley has three parallel valleys, each with a unique expression of distinctive terroir, varying in altitute, rainfall and soil sub structure. 

Despite covering a relatively small area, the numerous sub regions of the valley exhibit individual micro-climates that particularly favour Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache, while altitude variation from 300m to 600m results in vastly different terroir.
Additionally, soils vary through the valley, from red brown 'terra rossa' over limestone, through to black alluvial soils in low lying areas.

The  diurnal temperature variation, hot days and cool nights, in Clare Valley is key to creating powerful and elegant wines, beautifully balanced with ripe fruit, natural acidity, tannin and oak.