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Thanks to Grapelive for a fantastic article on our 2013 'The Armagh' Shiraz

"The beautiful Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz is really showing well at the moment with impressive restraint and layering, while still having a seriously dense (rich) and powerful presence in the glass with an inky purple/black and crimson hue and a dark berry coulis and spice laced full bodied palate, it is a wine to be taken seriously and enjoyed for another decade or more. ".

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3rd Mar 2020

A long, deeply valued and occasionally dangerous friendship between the Mosel's Ernst Loosen and the Barry Family of Clare has delivered a collaboration unlike anything seen before.

18th Feb 2020

A fantastic review by Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

"Clare Riesling made by Ernie Loosen from Lodge Hill grapes, and there's a Mosel made by Tom and Sam Barry from grapes grown in Erdener Treppchen. Strangers on a train. Criss-cross. This uses a 2,800-litre German oak 'Fuder' cask and sat on gross ferment lees for 12 months at 10 degrees before spending a further 11 months in a stainless steel on fine lees.

Wonderful texture and a high level of complexity. Ripe lime, green mango, white nectarine and spice, gently smoky with a savoury cheese slice character. It's kind of juicy, but stony and earthy too, fine crushed rock feel, a zing of green apple sorbet, sour yoghurt, and a very long crunchy finish. Weight delivered with finesse. Very interesting (said with a German accent)".

Rated: 95 Points

14th Feb 2020

Thanks to Huon Hooke from The Real Review for a fantastic article on our history book.

"Jim Barry Wines are well-known to wine lovers, but Jim Barry the man was a quiet achiever, widely known and respected in the wine industry although he never really had a public profile".

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29th Jan 2020

Our 2019 Rieslings recently received fantastic reviews from Winewise!

2019 Jim Barry Lodge Hill Clare Valley Riesling - 5 Stars

2019 Jim's Garden Clare Valley Riesling - 5 Stars

2019 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling - 4 Stars

4th Dec 2019

We are thrilled to announce the launch of'Australia's First Families of Wine', a stunning book which celebrates Australia’s oldest and most respected family owned, multi-generational wineries, Brown Brothers, Campbells, d’Arenberg, Henschke, Howard Park, Jim Barry, McWilliams, Tahbilk, Taylors, Tyrrell’s, and Yalumba.

7th Nov 2019

Consistency has always been integral to our family’s winemaking philosophy and we are proud to share that our Lodge Hill Shiraz has received a throng of awards from the Australian Wine Show circuit over the last 5 years.

22nd Oct 2019

On Friday the 11th of October, we attended the 25th Langton’s Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2019 and had a hugely successful day, being awarded a total of four trophies and twelve gold medals.

22nd Oct 2019

SA wineries have won top wine and winery of the year in the prestigious 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards. We delve into what makes these two South Aussie winemakers so special.

14th Aug 2019

The Halliday Wine Companion Awards is one of the most anticipated events on the Australian wine industry calendar. Every year industry professionals, business owners and wine enthusiasts from around Australia get together for an immensely celebrated night, recognising and awarding fine Australian wine.


8th Aug 2019

 A six part series exploring the vineyards and homes of Australia’s First Families of Wine.

10th Dec 2018

Jim Barry’s ‘The Florita’ Riesling has been chosen as one of the Top 5 wines from South Australia!!

30th Nov 2018

Jim Barry is an Australian wine legend with a list of achievements as long as the finish on his Clare Valley wines. Jim was the region’s first qualified winemaker. He helped define the region as one of Australia’s best for RieslingShiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon at the Clarevale Cooperative.

27th Jul 2017

The Barry family hosted an intimate lunch in their famous Armagh Vineyard to celebrate 25 years since the first vintage of their acclaimed ‘The McRae Wood’ Shiraz on Wednesday the 14th of June.

15th Jun 2017