OK, so it may be a stretch to suggest that the Clare Valley is like the Mediterranean, however we do believe that the climate here is similar to the Tuscany region of Italy. Warm days allow long slow ripening periods, and the moderately high elevation of Clare creates cool, crisp nights to assist in the retention of the natural crunchy acidity of the grapes…perfect for Italian varietals.
After many years of nurturing traditional varieties like Shiraz, Cabernet and Riesling, we have more recently turned our hand to Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio and Fiano. The results have been rewarding for both our production team and our consumers.
Our range of Italian varieties offer a glimpse into Italian style, whilst maintaining a definitive Aussie character. A perfect way to dip your toes into the Mediterranean.
Ciao for now,
the Pike Family