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Jim Barry Wines

P.O. Box 321, 5453 Clare
33 Craig Hill Road, 5453 Clare
Telephone +61 419827605
Fax +61 8 88422261

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Australia

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Emma Shaw

Global Sales Manager

33 Craig Hill Road
5453 Clare, Australia

61 0419827605


Sam Barry

Sales and Marketing Director
Sales and Marketing

33 Craig Hill Road
5453 Clare, Australia

61 0408817151



Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.01  Australia
  •  South Australia
  •  Coonawarra

Our products

Product category: Clare Valley

2017 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

The tiny village of Watervale, nestled in South Australia's Clare Valley, is renowned for the quality of its Riesling. Our Watervale Riesling is picked from a special part of the Florita vineyards in Watervale. This famous Riesling usually achieves full ripeness, with high natural acid levels

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Product category: Clare Valley

2017 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Riesling

Jim Barry purchased the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977 as he was sure it would "produce some of the best Riesling in Clare."
Situated on the Eastern ranges of the township of Clare, Lodge Hill is one of the highest vineyards in the Valley - an altitude of 480 meters - and is ideal doe producing steely, minerally Rieslings, distinctive to the area.

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Product category: Clare Valley

2017 Jim Barry Assyrtiko

“I first tasted Assyrtiko in August 2006 while on holiday with my wife Sue on the Greek island of Santorini, birthplace of the Assyrtiko grape variety. The crisp, acidic qualities reminded me of our Clare Valley Rieslings and yet it was a flavour I had not experienced before.
Intrigued with this newfound variety, I began the process of importing cuttings into Australia through quarantine. In August 2012 we planted Australia’s first Assyrtiko at our Lodge Hill Vineyard, a special and unique site treasured by my family and suited to this variety.
Our Assyrtiko journey has been fascinating and has enabled us to produce a wine which, I believe, is a true expression of the variety. I hope you find the flavours as interesting as I did in 2006.”
Peter Barry, Third Generation Family Winemaker.

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Product category: Clare Valley, Coonawarra

2015 Jim Barry The Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet

“Just as the two previous generations brought new and innovative viticultural and winemaking ideas to Jim Barry Wines, we are determined to forge our individual mark. We have taken inspiration from our family’s history to create this wine. Our two favourite varieties, Shiraz and Cabernet, were blended to deliver a contemporary expression of this traditional Australian style.”
Tom & Sam Barry.

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Product category: Coonawarra

2015 Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon

On the southern boundary of Coonawarra is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw a ball bowled in anger and the flashing cover drives of the local champions in 1950. Sadly, the ground closed in 1996. Soon after, Jim Barry purchased the 30 acre property and planted a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard.

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Product category: Clare Valley

2015 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz

The Lodge Hill Shiraz vineyard, on the Clare Valley’s eastern ranges, has soils of rich, chocolatey loam over almost vertical sheets of rock. The cracks between the rock have filled with soil, providing passage for the vine roots and free drainage - the ideal environment for low-yielding Shiraz vines.

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Product category: Clare Valley

2014 Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz

This Shiraz honours the vision of pioneer Clare Valley winemaker Jim Barry.
In 1964, Jim purchased 70 acres of prime land from Duncan McRae Wood and planted his first vineyard with Shiraz. It was an inspired choice of both grape variety and location.

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Product category: Clare Valley

2013 Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz

The name of ‘Armagh’ was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and named the lush, rolling hills after their homeland.
In 1968 the vineyard was planted by Jim Barry and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The soil is sandy gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600mm per year.
The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.

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About us

Company details

Peter Barry has presided over many significant developments of Jim Barry Wines’ since becoming Managing Director in 1985. He undertook his first vintage at the family’s business in 1977 and returned to the winery in 1982 after completing his Oenology Degree at South Australia’s Roseworthy Agricultural College.
As Managing Director, Peter, has embarked on a steady expansion program of the company’s vineyards to the point where Jim Barry Wines now produces fruit from viticultural holdings at 10 locations in the Clare Valley totalling more than 200 hectares, along with a 14 hectare property at Coonawarra.
This access to high-quality, estate-grown fruit has been instrumental in the development of a number of prominent brands, including The Armagh Shiraz, The McRae Wood Shiraz, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, First Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon, The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon, The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon, The Florita Riesling, The Lodge Hill Riesling as well as the Watervale Riesling.
Peter’s focus on the development of export markets, now sees Jim Barry Wines available in more than 25 countries throughout the world. Peter and his wife, Sue, made their family home on a 30-hectare vineyard/farm in the Armagh region of the Clare Valley.

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

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