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1 - 12 of 19 Wines By Jim Barry
Jim Barry Annabelle Rose
Clare & Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
The Jim Barry vineyards have claimed countless prestigious international awards over the course of decades. Jim Barry, the man himself, had an uncanny eye for terroir and established some of the most precious sites in Valley Clare. Annabelle is a recent addition, carnation pink, lifted red summer florals and fruit, a burst of raspberry and touch of savoury spice, a refreshing line of acidity over fine, chalky textures. Fashioned from the pick of Clare Valley Grenache, a precociously pink drink to accompany Al fresco, prosciutto on fig, escalopes of rare salmon and all rose hued fare.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz
Clare Valley
Outstanding Langtons Classification. Armagh is amongst the most venerated locations in Ireland. St Patrick built his stone church there on a site where a cathedral still stands. Irish pioneers, settling Valley Clare in 1849, were so inspired by the beauty of the land that they named the rolling hills after their home at County Armagh. Jim Barry planted his 3â…“ hectare property in 1968, with Shiraz clones originally sourced from Israel, it is one of the nation's great vineyards, still managed to the standards and techniques defined by Jim Barry over forty years ago.
$37999each
$4559DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
From fruit grown exclusively to one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards, named after the adjoining hamlet of Armagh, yielding less than two tonnes per acre. Armagh Shiraz has achieved extraordinary success and is regarded as one of Australia's great wines. Such is The Armagh site's suitability that minimal intervention is needed to produce rich and concentrated fruit of the rarest qualities. The contour planted, northwest facing vines are planted to grey sands over clay subsoil, is suitably dry farmed. Grapes are all hand picked and vinified in open top fermenters, treated to rack returns and pumpovers, followed by eighteen months in French and American oak and a year or two of bottle age.
 
Impenetrable, inky crimson colour. Elegant, brooding aromas, highly complex, cranberries and mulberry, boysenberry and mint, underlying rosemary and sage, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper. Firm tannin structure in support of red currant flavours, black cherries and blueberry over a background of truffles and turned earth. The length of flavour and power, while showing restraint and finesse, are what really set Armagh at the zenith of Shiraz.
Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz Cellar Release
Clare Valley
$42999each
$5159DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Jim Barry Assyrtiko
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
The enduring tradition of Jim Barry wines is based in no small part to the family's peerless excellence in matching grape variety with terroir. Peter Barry first tasted Assyrtiko while on holiday on the Greek island of Santorini, it reminded him of Clare Valley Riesling, albeit within a style he had never imagined. Barry imported cuttings for re planting on the illustrious Lodge Hill Vineyard. Floral aromatics, pear notes and lime, a great concentration of flavour, wet stone and minerality running the length of palate, refreshing line of acidity and lively feel, fine chalky textures.
$3299each
$395DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Jim Barry Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
A limited release estate flagship, hand crafted by the Jim Barry family from parcels grown to one of the most superlative Cabernet vineyards in the land. Benbournie runs off Horrocks Highway and McCrae Wood Road, not far from the sacred soils of Armagh in Valley Clare. Originally settled 1853, it is now the site of a superior copse of vine, dry farmed and painstakingly managed by hand, vinified to old fashioned practices which have remained unchanged for decades, the meagre harvests yield an unforgettable experience in Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
$8899each
$1067DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Deep crimson red. Intensely aromatic with a mix of dark vine fruits and chocolate, fresh garden herbs, cedary oak and earth. The palate is flooded with generous dark berry flavours, savoury soil notes, cedar and clove. Very fine, mineralic tannin lends length and style to a wine of exceptional presence and persistence.
Jim Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet
Clare & Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
The third generation of Barry winemakers have taken inspiration from their long and distinguished heritage to craft a contemporary expression of the traditional Aussie Cabernet Shiraz. Take the Bros out to dinner and match with the finest fare, they love good steak but are equally satisfied with eggplant lasagna, truffle and mushroom jus.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bros Sam and Tom grew up amongst the vines of Valley Clare and ageing barrels of Shiraz Cabernet under the Jim Barry cellars. After a tour of study and travel, they came of age and returned to the family wineworks. It has been a rite of passage at Jim Barry that each new generation create a label of their own, one that reflects the times and contemporary tastes. They took a modern approach to the classic Australian blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, an approachable drink for red wine enthusiasts who don’t want to sniff and swish but prefer to share a good drop. A nod to the family heritage, the 1950s branding harks back to the era when grandparents Jim and Nancy established their first vineyards.
 
Dark in colour with a deep purple hue. A welcoming nose demonstrates vibrant notes of blackcurrant, violets, vanilla, raspberry and mint. Juicy plum and raspberry fruit are tightly woven with notes of espresso, dark cocoa, liquorice and cassis. The palate is built on chocolatey tannins, providing a well rounded, lingering finish.
Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare & Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first qualified winemaker to work in Clare Valley. Jim had a good eye for site potential, he established some of the most distinguished vineyards and had an uncanny intuition as to which grape would best suit the soil. He planted Cabernet vines on the picturesque thirty acre Cover Drive property near the site of the old Penola cricket grounds, atop some of the Coonawarra's most precious soils. Cover Drive offeres a measure of elegance and finesse, to be enjoyed upon release, alongside your favourite comfort faire.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
On the southern boundary of Coonawarra is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw the first balls bowled in anger and flashing cover drives of the local champions in 1950. 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, Jim Barry has created a signature, entry level wine. The original pavilion and cricket pitch have been retained, thus preserving an important piece of Coonawarra history. Cabernet from this vineyard, along with select parcels of fruit from the Barry vineyards in Valley Clare, have been assembled to produce a wine that's solid, generous and approachable.
 
A deep, opaque ruby colour with purple hue. The nose is ambitious with intense perfumes of black currant fruit, mulberry, raspberry and boysenberry. These aromas are full of complexity, offering scents of cedar, mint and eucalypt. The palate is recognizably Jim Barry Cabernet and completely satisfying, showing the hallmark characters of cassis, menthol and satsuma plum. The tannins are integrated and well structured.
Jim Barry First Eleven Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available in cases of 6
Jim Barry seized the opportunity to acquire the heritage Penola cricket ground in 1950. The original pavilion was retained and vines were established around the cricket pitch. It endures as the spiritual home of the most memorable Coonawarra vintages. First XI honours the legends of Australian cricket, only ever produced in exceptional years, 2013 is one of a very few editions since inaugural release. So when you sniff and swirl a glass of The First XI, consider those elite sportsmen who have achieved the distinction of representing Australia at the highest level.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Tiny Coonwarrra is the source of Cabernet wines which are now generally recognised as being amongst the greatest in the world. The hidden geological treasure of porous limestone under the rich terra rossa soil creates the ideal cellar by storing water for later use. By virtue of these gifts from the earth, winemakers can place a distinctive signature on their Cabernet wine. The efforts of the Barry family have paid dividends, their Coonawarra property yields a wine of rare virtue. Small batch winemaking techniques are employed to create an icon Cabernet Sauvignon, full bodied and concentrated with profound structure. Extended maturation in a high selection of new French and American oak barriques.
 
Deep crimson ruby colour. Aromas of blackcurrant and cassis, cedar and cigar box, rosemary and sage. An abundance of red and purple fruits on the palate, blueberries, mulberry, cinnamon and clove. Fine grained, gravelly tannins, balanced with natural acidity, a lingering liquorice, cherry filled finish. A profound experience alongside succulent lamb recipes or Wagyu beef.
Jim Barry Florita Riesling
Coonawarra
Available in cartons of six
The brothers Barry are devoted to the soil and the fruit of their splendid vineyards, their wines have been distinguished by a breathtaking tally of the most coveted international awards since establishment in the 1960s. A bespoke selection of the finest rows on Jim Barry vineyards, just the best parts of choice blocks, where the terra rossa and loam barely cover the deep limestones below. Retaining the freshness of the grapes was the priority, carefully picking rows in a timely fashion to throughout the chill of night, to destem the bunches and optimally fill the press and without bruising.
$5399each
$647DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Pale straw, green hues. Opens with lifted aromatics of lemon, lime and citrus blossom. A wine of immense drive and purity, the palate displays powerful, pure fruit with great length of flavour, citrus flavours abound, tight, linear acidity holds the wine it great stead for the future, a magnificent, benchmark dry Riesling to be enjoyed alongside the most refined cuisine.
Jim Barry Florita Riesling Cellar Release
Clare Valley
Available in cartons of six
Clare Valley is one of Australia's most prestigious Riesling growing regions, Jim Barry are custodians of wonderful old vineyards, committed to producing quality wines through a confluence between traditional and innovative approaches to viticulture and winemaking. Bottles are set aside in the finest vintage years, for extended cellaring under the Jim Barry wineworks. Lifted aromatics of lemon and lime, toastyness, a palate of great fruit purity and depth, abundance of flavour and complexing elements, long and profuse with a fresh crisp, finish, aging gracefully with plenty of time left.
$6299each
$755DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Jim Barry Lodge Hill Riesling
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
Jim Barry acquired the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977, as he was sure it would produce some of the best Riesling wines. Situated on the eastern ranges of the township of Clare, it is one of the highest vineyards in the Valley at an altitude of 480 metres, and is ideal for producing steely, mineral Rieslings, distinctive to the area. Clare Valley is one of the few regions in the world that produce this dry, delicate style with less than two grams of residual sugar per litre. The pinnacle of satisfaction, we can all be glad that Jim Barry planted Riesling.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
One of Australia's most prestigious wine regions, famous for Riesling, yielding harvests of generously flavoured fruit. Lodge Hill vineyard is one of the highest points in Clare Valley. Jim Barry's original intention was to devote the entire Lodge Hill property to Riesling. Soils are brown loam over a layer of clay and slate bedrock that's about 900 million years old and has cracked just off the vertical so that water can drain freely through it. It's a soil that nourishes the vines adequately, but makes them struggle just a bit. Grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night at optimum ripeness, characterized by high natural acidity, intense citrus flavours and floral notes, attributable to the property's higher altitudes.
 
Crystal straw, green hues. Rich and lifted bouquet, pink grapefruit and citrus lime, a hint of spice reveals its Lodge Hill provenance. The palate is dry and mineral, enhanced by a zingy natural acid backbone, flavours of mandarin, white peach and strawberry at the fore, immense length and intensity of flavour, before a crisp, zesty kabinett style of finish.
Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
When Jim Barry first purchased the Lodge Hill property, his intention was to devote the entire area to white grapes. While Jim was conducting a soil analysis, he recognised his good fortune, discovering a very different profile on a small north facing slope. Warmer than the rest of the property, Jim decided it was the perfect place for premium Shiraz vines. His foresight lead to great triumph just before his passing, when Lodge Hill was awarded Best International Shiraz at the prestigious International Wine Challenge in London.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Jim Barry Wines draws some of the Clare Valley's most excellent Shiraz fruit from an august repertoire of mature vineyards. Lodge Hill itself is something quite special. It isn't just the climate and aspect that distinguishes this vineyard, terroir plays a major role. The soils here consist of forty to fifty centimetres of rich, chocolatey loam over almost vertically inclined rock sheets. The growing season is usually quite dry, but the fortuitous layout and composition of the site makes the vines resilient, yielding lavish Shiraz grapes with good flavours and varietal intensity. Following harvest and vinification, Lodge Hill is matured for a year or more in a combination of American and French oak barrels.
 
Deep, dark red/ black hues. Lifted aromas of mulberries and raspberry, coffee and kirsch. Mouthfilling flavours of bramble and chocolates, menthol and rosemary. A fine stuctural wine with delicate, sensual and ripe tannins. A wine that is ready for immediate enjoyment, the long, juicy finish, lingering and persistent, makes Lodge Hill highly suited to full flavoured red meat dishes such as ribeye or kangaroo.
1 - 12 of 19 Wines By Jim Barry
The Jim Barry vineyards were established in the cool uplands of the North Mount Lofty ranges in 1959

In his 57 years of winemaking, the late Jim Barry saw many changes. Jim Barry graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1947 and was offered a position at the Clarevale Cooperative, becoming the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley. In 1959 Jim and his wife Nancy purchased their first property on the northern outskirts of Clare and in 1964 purchased 70 acres of land from Duncan McRae Wood, part of which now forms the famous Armagh vineyard. With a growing family to look after, Jim took on the challenge of establishing his own winery and cellar door, with the first home-made wines being produced in 1974. "When I first came to the Clare Valley, grapes were delivered by horse and cart. Today our business is international but one thing won't change, at the end of the day, the wines are what matters!"

Jim Barry

The Jim Barry philosophy to winemaking is very simple, own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavours possible and retain these flavours during winemaking. Fruit bottled under the Jim Barry Wines label is sourced from family owned vineyards, ensuring complete and utter control over every stage of production from vine to wine. Jim Barry Wines has four distinctive climatic and geographical sites in the Clare Valley. Watervale towards the southern end of the Valley, Lodge Hill in the eastern ranges, vineyards at the northern entrance to Clare and Armagh to the west. In addition, the company has a 14 hectare Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Coonawarra region.

http://www.jimbarry.com/ - Jim Barry

The Florita vineyard at Watervale is one of the area’s oldest. This is the vineyard where legendary winemaker, John Vickery, sourced the grapes for his great Leo Buring Rieslings of the 1960s and 1970s. At a time when the South Australian Government had initiated a vine pull program to counter an oversupply of grapes, Jim Barry went against conventional wisdom and purchased the Florita vineyard. Despite fruit being in oversupply and Riesling being overshadowed by a huge surge in popularity by Chardonnay, they knew that Florita was one of the best vineyards in the country and was crucial in their plans to produce premium Rieslings.

The first time Jim Barry walked on the soils of Lodge Hill in 1977, he knew it was a special site. It now produces two of Jim Barry’s most famous wines – The Lodge Hill Riesling and The Lodge Hill Shiraz. At 480 metres, the Lodge Hill vineyard, situated on the eastern ranges of the township of Clare, is one of the highest points in the Valley. Jim’s original intention was to devote the entire Lodge Hill vineyard to premium Riesling. The soil in the Riesling vineyard, on the other side of the crest, is brown loam over a layer of clay and slate bedrock that is about 900 million years old and has cracked just off the vertical so that water can drain freely through it. It’s a soil that nourishes the vines adequately, but makes them struggle just a bit, making it suited to growing intensely flavoured, finely structured Rieslings.

However, while he was pottering around with his trusty shovel, digging here and there, he discovered a very different soil profile on the small north-facing slope. Warmer than the rest of the property, Jim decided it was the perfect place to plant Shiraz. So in essence, there are two vineyards within the one. The Shiraz vineyard's soil consists of about 40-50 centimetres of rich, chocolaty loam over rock, consisting of almost vertical sheets. The cracks between the sheets have been filled with soil, providing passage for the vine roots and free drainage – the ideal environment for low-yielding Shiraz vines.

The Armagh Shiraz has achieved extraordinary success and is regarded as one of Australia's highest quality wines. The vineyard was named after the adjoining hamlet of Armagh, established by Irish settlers in 1849 and named after the lush rolling hills of their homeland. Jim Barry planted the 3.3 hectare vineyard in 1968 with Shiraz clones originally sourced from Israel. The vineyard is planted on its own roots on grey sandy abrasive topsoil over clay subsoil and receives an average rainfall of 600 millimetres per year. Such is The Armagh vineyards suitability that minimal intervention is needed to maintain yields below 4 tonnes per hectare, which produce rich and concentrated fruit of the rare quality required to produce wines with ageing potential.

http://www.jimbarry.com/ - Jim Barry
http://www.jimbarry.com/ - Jim Barry

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 local champions in 1950. Jim Barry always had an affection for Coonawarra and the region's fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, so when the property went on the market, the opportunity to transform it into a vineyard was too good to miss. To preserve a little piece of Coonawarra cricketing history, the original pavilion was retained and the vines were planted around the cricket pitch. Jim Barry today, maintains the traditions of a family run winery committed to producing quality wines through an innovative approach to viticulture and winemaking technology.

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