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Jim Barry Wines

P.O. Box 321, 5453 Clare
33 Craig Hill Road, 5453 Clare
Australia

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Australia

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Contact

Emma Shaw

Global Sales Manager

5453 Clare, South Australia, Australia

Phone
+61 (0) 419827605

Email
emmashaw@jimbarry.com

Vanessa Marsden

Export Coordinator

5453 Clare, Australia

Phone
+61 (0) 408942707

Email
export@jimbarry.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  wines from Oceania
  • 01.06.01  wines from Australia
  • 01.06.01.02  wines from South Australia
  • 01.06.01.02.04  wines from Clare Valley

Our products

Product category: wines from Clare Valley

Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

The tiny village of Watervale (population 246), 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 vineyard in Watervale. This famous Riesling vineyard consistently achieves full ripeness, with high natural acid levels.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling

Jim Barry purchased the land for 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 -
at an altitude of 480 metres -and is ideal for producing steely, minerally Rieslings, distinctive to the area.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most
prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

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, Second Generation Family Winemaker.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

Jim Barry 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.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediteranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

Jim Barry 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.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediteranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

Jim Barry Single Vineyard Kirribilli Cabernet Sauvignon

Over the past 56 years our family has developed and nurtured a mosaic of vineyards, each unique in site, soil and aspect.
Distinct parcels of fruit are selected to make wines that reflect the vineyard from which the grapes are grown. This Cabernet was selected from our Kirribilli vineyard in the Coonawarra and shows the hallmark richness and intensity of wines grown on the region’s famous Terra Rossa soil.
The hidden geological treasure of porous limestone, under the rich terra rossa soil, creates the ideal cellar by storing water for later use. From these gifts of the earth, the winemaker creates their distinctive signatures in wine.
The combined efforts of many outstanding grapegrowers and talented winemakers have ensured that Coonawarra has produced wines of a truly unique style and quality. Accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production, these wines are now generally recognised as being amongst the greatest in the world.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

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.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

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Product category: wines from Clare Valley

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.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediteranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique history and winemaking heritage.

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Dec 10, 2019

Jim Barry Presenter with Wines

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Dec 3, 2019

Jim Barry Wines named 2020 Halliday Wine Companion 'Winery of the Year'

James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from across the nation. This year an impressive 800 hours were spent tasting the huge list of 8,775 wines for the 2020 Edition of the guide.

We are delighted to announce that on the 7th of August at the James Halliday Wine Companion awards, we took home one of Australia’s most esteemed accolades, being named the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year.

This recognition coinciding with our 60th Birthday has been a monumental achievement for us as a family and as a business. From one vineyard in 1959 to ten in 2019, we’ve come a long way and are proud of what our family has been able to achieve over our 60 years of winemaking. Our Clare Valley vineyards now include some of oldest vines in the region, with a range of highly rated red and white wines.

Being named Halliday’s Winery of the Year 2020 is a huge deal in itself and an award that we are beyond excited to receive. We are also thrilled to have had a total of 23 of our wines included in the James Halliday Wine Companion Guide as listed below. 

With 60 years of successful winemaking under our belts and three generations of Barry’s growing the business, we’re more motivated and excited than ever to ensure we deliver another 60 years (plus more) of award winning Clare Valley wines.

2016 The Armagh Shiraz – 96 Points

The Barry team extracts the maximum from the vineyard with a deft (14.2% alcohol) touch. It's savoury, earthy, its tannins are four square and ready, charred meat in another channel. It's utterly original, whether or not the family thought they could match Grange. To know the wine you don't have to love it, but you do have to respect it.

2016 The McRae Wood Shiraz – 96 Points

This is no pushover in the company of The Armagh, and it's a whole lot easier to enjoy, even though the day for each is long off. Here the fruits are rounder, the tannins following suit - even touches of red/purple fruits here. Once again, a wine to be respected. And enjoyed.

2018 The Florita Riesling – 96 Points 

The vineyard was planted by Leo Buring in '62, purchased from Southcorp in a Bond Moment by the Barry family in '86. It always produces grapes with an ethereal ability to transform the very good into a category of its own, glistening like pure silver reflecting the rays of the morning sun.

2018 Lodge Hill Riesling – 96 Points

A wine that has ineffable precision to its make-up. It is impossible for it to do anything other than build on the supreme delicacy, balance and length it already has. Why impossible? It's the differing acidity that will never change. Trophy Clare Valley Wine Show '18.

2018 Watervale Riesling – 96 Points

Has to be close to the best value wine in Australia in Feb '19. It has accumulated gold medals at the Sydney Wine Show, a trophy at the Clare Valley Wine Show, and a curious two gold medals and a trophy at the Qantas Food and Wine Awards 18. Why? Lime juice is frequently the ace in the hole for Rieslings in Australia and Germany, but here it's an entrancing display of Meyer lemon and unfolding Granny Smith apple. Oh my.

2017 The Forger Shiraz – 96 Points

2014 Spring Farm Block 114 Riesling – 96 Points

2013 Cellar Release The Florita Riesling – 96 Points

2017 Single Vineyard Eastern Ranges Cabernet – 95 Points

2017 St Clare Dry Red Cabernet Malbec – 95 Points

2016 First Eleven Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points

2018 Spring Farm Block 18 Riesling – 95 Points

2018 Single Vineyard McKay's Riesling – 94 Points

2018 Assyrtiko – 94 Points

2015 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 Points

2017 Single Vineyard Watervale Shiraz – 93 Points

2017 Single Vineyard Eastern Ranges Cabernet Malbec – 92 Points

2016 Pb Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz – 90 Points

2016 Lodge Hill Shiraz – 89 Points

2016 The Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 Points

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About us

Company details

Three successive generations of Barry family winemakers have shaped Jim Barry Wines into the benchmark Australian Winery that it is today. Founded by industry pioneer, Jim Barry and his wife Nancy in 1959 and located in the Clare Valley, this family owned and operated winery, produces premium, quality wines that express a sense of place.  Jim Barry Wines source fruit from a mosaic of their own unique vineyard sites across the Clare Valley and Coonawarra. This access to high-quality, estate-grown fruit has been instrumental in the development of several icon wines, including The Armagh Shiraz, The McRae Wood Shiraz and The Florita Riesling. Jim Barry Wines is a proud, founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine. Sales focus for Jim Barry Wines is in Australia, however now growing in export and represented in over 30 countries. Also seeking new distribution around the globe.

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Export content

max. 50%

Number of employees

20-49

Foundation

1959