Jim Barry Wines

Three generations of Barry family winemakers have shaped Jim Barry Wines into the benchmark Australian producer that it is today.

About the winery
Three 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 South Australia’s Clare Valley, this family owned and operated winery produces premium, quality wines that express a sense of place. Jim Barry Wines produce their own fruit from a mosaic of unique vineyard sites across the Clare Valley and Coonawarra. This access to high-quality, estate-grown fruit has been instrumental in the development of a number of icon brands, 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 and was named the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion 'Winery of the Year.'

Learn more about Jim Barry Wines and their facilities at:

http://www.jimbarry.com/

Location

Clare Valley

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00
Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Clare Valley
Country
Australia
Organic
No
Wines produced
The Armagh Shiraz, The McRae Wood Shiraz, The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon, Assyrtiko, The Florita Riesling, Watervale Riesling, Lodge Hill Shiraz, Lodge Hill Riesling, Barry Brother Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon, First Eleven Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Pb Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape varieties
Assyrtiko, RieslingCabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Shiraz
History & Geography
Certain names resonate strongly within the halls of Australian wine history. Jim Barry is one such name. Jim was the first qualified winemaker in the Clare Valley of South Australia, graduating with the 17th Degree in Oenology from the famous Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1947. Working for 22 years as winemaker at the Clarevale Co-operative, Jim Barry became a pioneer of Australian table wine, championing the planting of varieties such as Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Malbec in the Clare Valley. He and wife, Nancy, established their own winery in 1959 and so began a family tradition of excellence and innovation in winemaking and viticulture. Sons, Peter, Mark & John were involved in the company’s rise and Peter Barry became managing director in 1985. Today, Peter's own two sons, Tom and Sam, manage the day to day operations of the business.
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