Producer: Jim Barry
Jim Barry Wines is a multi-generational, family-owned winery in Clare Valley, South Australia, founded in 1959 by Jim Barry and his wife, Nancy. The Barry family winery became the first in Australia to see three generations graduate as winemakers from the Roseworthy/Waite school of Oenology. Today, Jim and Nancy’s son, Peter, oversees the running of the business, assisted by his wife, Sue (Brand Ambassador) and children Tom (Director of Winemaking), Sam (Sales and Marketing Director) and Olivia (Brand Ambassador).
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The Barry family believe that great wine is made in the vineyard and are committed to owning their own vineyards. This control allows them to develop outstanding fruit quality and flavour which are then retained during winemaking. Over the last 60 years the family has worked hard to establish a mosaic of sites - 11 vineyards covering 260 hectares in the Clare Valley and two vineyards covering 35 hectares in Coonawarra. Each vineyard is unique in soil profile, climate, aspect and elevation. In Clare this includes Armagh, Lodge Hill and Florita (famous for its Riesling), while in Coonawarra Peter bought the old Penola cricket ground to establish a vineyard and a range of labels.
The Barry & Sons range of wines is exclusive to Tanners in the UK and comprises a Clare Riesling and Shiraz together with Cabernet from the iconic Coonawarra region. Their Assyrtiko, the only one in Australia, is from a vineyard established from cuttings taken from Argyros in Santorini, whose wine we also stock.