Individual Spur and Individual rod and spur comp

21 Jun 2024

2024 SA Pruning Championship - Results

Results from the 2024 SA Pruning Championships, held on June 21 2024 at Kilikanoon Morrison's Vineyard, Leasingham.

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13 Jun 2024

Kirrihill Wines Secures Coveted Trophy at the National Wine Show of Australia

Kirrihill Wines proudly announces its triumphant win of the prestigious Best 2023 Riesling Trophy at the esteemed National Wine Show of Australia held in Canberra.

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31 May 2024

2024 SA Pruning Championships

Join us on Friday, 21st June 2024, at Kilikanoon Morrison's Vineyard on Horrocks Highway, Leasingham, for the 2024 SA Pruning Championships. This exciting event will feature a variety of competitions including Individual Spur, Individual Rod & Spur, and Team Spur categories. In addition to the competitions, the day will include trade displays, breakfast, morning tea, and lunch. With over $10,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, it's an event not to be missed.

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31 May 2024

EcoVineyards Workshop - Tuesday 28 May

The EcoVineyards Program ran a workshop in Watervale on Tuesday focussing on ground covers, including a great presentation by Jade Killoran, Healthy Farming Systems, on multispecies cover crops and a look at what Eden Hall Wines in Eden Valley is doing with native grasses and forbs, both under vine and in the mid row. In the afternoon we visited Skillogalee for a hydroseeding demonstration of a native seed trial.
A great workshop, thank you to all involved.

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31 May 2024

Photo Reel - Clare Valley Wine Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Photos from the 2024 Clare Valley Wine Hall of Fame Gala Dinner.

Friday, 24 May at O'Leary Walker Wines

Chair: Mitchell Taylor at the Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

25 May 2024

Clare Valley legends honoured at Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association is thrilled to unveil the recipients of this year's highly anticipated Clare Valley Wine Hall of Fame Gala and Awards Presentation.

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30 Apr 2024

South Australian Wine Ambassadors Club Visits the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association were delighted to host SAWAC today at Sevenhill Cellars for a trade tasting with the SA Wine Ambassadors Club.

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23 Apr 2024

Clare Valley Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

The countdown is on for the 2024 Clare Valley Wine Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Award Presentation, which will be held at O’Leary Walker Wines on Friday 24th May 2024. Following a rigorous assessment and judging process by a dedicated selection panel, the finalists for the Award Winners have been confirmed.

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15 Dec 2023

Imminent threat of spray drift to Clare Valley grape growers

Clare Valley grape growers are calling on farmers in the Mid North to take special care when spraying summer weeds as grape vines are highly susceptible to herbicide damage at this time.

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08 Dec 2023

2023 CVWGA AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course Scholarship

Congratulations to Michael Harrold, Vineyard Manager at Pikes Wines, who was the successful recipient of the 2023 CVWGA AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course Scholarship. The scholarship funded Michael to attend AWRI’s intensive four-day course on the latest techniques and technologies in viticulture

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08 Dec 2023

Implementing Best Practices in Integrated Pest Management to Tackle Light Brown Apple Moth Threat in Clare Valley

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association has successfully acquired $9400 of funding through the Grassroots Grants program offered by the Northern & Yorke Landscape Board. The project aims to demonstrate best practice integrated pest management (IPM) for the control of Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) in vineyards in the Clare Valley through increasing biodiversity.

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24 Nov 2023

Join The Fun – 2024 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week Program Applications Open

Applications to join the 2024 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week (Gourmet Week) and be part of the 40-year celebrations are now open, marking the beginning of the lead up to the festivities in May.

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26 Oct 2023

Announcing the recipient of our inaugural scholarship

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Michael Harrold, vineyard manager at Pikes Wines, has won a place on the AWRI Advanced Viticulture Course. Michael was the successful applicant for the first of two scholarships to be awarded by the Association this financial year, supported by funding from the Wine Australia Regional Program.

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13 Oct 2023

Red varieties triumphant at Clare’s regional wine show

Winners of the 2023 CCL Label Clare Valley Wine Show were announced this afternoon in an awards ceremony and luncheon in Clare, with the region’s red wine varieties taking the limelight.

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18 Sep 2023

CCL Label Announced as the New Naming Rights Partner of the Clare Valley Wine Show

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association is delighted to announce CCL Label as the new Naming Rights Partner of the Clare Valley Wine Show. This partnership marks a significant milestone for both organisations, underlining their enduring and mutually beneficial relationship.

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15 Sep 2023

Kilikanoon Wines’ CEO Represents SA Wine Industry (and Clare Valley) on Global Stage

In 2020, China was Australia's most valuable export market for wine. However, since the anti-dumping trade tariffs on wine were introduced by China later that same year, the lucrative trade was effectively ended. After years of looking for alternative markets in challenging conditions, there is hope on the horizon for the Australian wine industry as dialogue has opened up between the Chinese and Australian governments following the removal of similar tariffs on barley.

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17 Aug 2023

Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association appoints Taylors Wines’ Mitchell Taylor as its new Chairman

The peak regional association for the Clare Valley wine industry, Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association (CVWGA), has appointed Taylors Wines Managing Director and Winemaker Mitchell Taylor as its new Chairman

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27 Jul 2023

Turning up the volume on live Australian music at Knappstein

The Federal Government is backing Australian musicians and live music venues across the country with a $2.5 million investment. Round Six of the Live Music Australia program is delivering grants to 62 recipients with a focus on supporting and improving live music venues.

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14 Jul 2023

Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2023 Delivers Record-Breaking Success

The official post-event figures for the highly anticipated 2023 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week have been released, quantifying the success of the much-loved food and wine celebration. The 10-day program, held from May 19th to 28th, welcomed a staggering number of nearly 10,000 attendees, making it one of the most successful editions in its 39-year history.

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15 Jun 2023

Clare vignerons awarded Vineyard of the Year in the nationally recognised Young Gun of Wine Awards

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association congratulates Colin McBryde and Jennie Gardner, on their remarkable achievement of being awarded Vineyard of the Year in the highly coveted Young Gun of Wine Awards announced at a trophy presentation in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

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25 May 2023

A clean SLATE at Pikes in the Clare Valley

The Pike family are pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Ritchie as Head Chef &Restaurant Manager at SLATE Restaurant, taking responsibility for both Kitchen and Front of House operations.

Clare Valley local, Louis joins the Pike team after 8 years working at Seed Clare Valley, Holding the Head Chef role for 3 years.

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19 Mar 2023

Australia's Oldest Gourmet Festival Launches Full Program - Gourmet Week 2023

The 2023 Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week (Gourmet Week) program has been released today boasting more than 80 events across the 10-day festival in May.

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10 Mar 2023

New Branding for Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2023.

[Clare, South Australia] – Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association – is proud to announce the launch of the new branding for the Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week 2023. The new branding will bring a fresh and innovative look to the event, which has become a celebrated and long-standing part of the Clare Valley’s culinary calendar.

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10 Feb 2023


In October, a pack of Clare Valley Riesling producers did a mini-tour of the east coast to celebrate 21 years of Clare Riesling in screwcap (it would have been twenty years had COVID not messed with the timetable), bringing with Riesling from 2002, 2012 and 2022.

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24 Nov 2022

Kilikanoon's Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling Recognised As One Of Australia’s Top 100 Wines By James Halliday

"We are thrilled to announce that our Mort’s Block Watervale Riesling, a founding wine in the Kilikanoon portfolio, has made James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2022."

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18 Nov 2022

REFLECTING THE EARTH - James Suckling Extract

Like 2017, 2022 is clearly a great vintage for the dry rieslings from the Eden Valley and Clare Valley, South Australia’s two premier regions for this grape.To deepen our perspective on current developments in the Australian wine industry, Senior Editor Stuart Pigott was one of the judges in the Clare Valley Wine Show.


17 Nov 2022

Clare Valley winemakers and their role in taking the global wine industry from cork to screw cap

When you're in your local bottle-o picking up your favourite wines, you probably don't overthink the fact that most of the wines you see have screw caps.

But if you journey back to the early 2000s, you might remember the familiar feeling of banging around kitchen drawers in the hunt for a bottle opener … and then praying the cork comes out in one piece.

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11 Nov 2022

2022 Inigo Riesling Best Australian Dry White Wine at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition 2022

Sevenhill Cellars is today celebrating the announcement of their 2022 Inigo Riesling being awarded the Best Australian Dry White Wine at the prestigious Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition (HK IWSC).

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10 Nov 2022

Clare Valley celebrates 20 years of screwcapped riesling - Huon Hooke in Wine Spotlights

What were you doing 20 years ago?

In 2002, Michael Jackson alarmed the world when he dangled a baby off a balcony; the infamous Bali bombing claimed 202 lives; the first mobile phone with a built-in camera was released; the Euro became the official currency of 12 of the European Union’s members.

And the Clare Valley had one of the its best-ever vintages of riesling, so good that many 2002s are still drinking beautifully today.

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04 Nov 2022

Spray Application Workshop

Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association invites growers to an interactive spray workshop at Taylors Wines on 17 November, 7.30am -12.00pm.

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03 Nov 2022

An "R" Rated Connection - Rob Geddes

Imagine putting away 20,000 bottles of wine, knowing that they would probably be served in 20 years' time. That's what the Clare Valley did and that's how the Clare Valley could recently stage a remarkable Riesling celebration which included tasting local Riesling from 2002, 2012 and 2022.

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21 Oct 2022

Photo Reel - Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show

Catch up on all the action from the Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show


19 Oct 2022

Cybersecurity Discussion in Clare

Join Hood Sweeney Cybersecurity Experts, Matthew Palmer and Manning Bailey, and invited Clare business leaders, on the rooftop of Seed Clare Valley for a relaxed panel discussion and networking afternoon to hear about simple, actionable strategies to minimise your cyber risk.

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14 Oct 2022

Jim Barry Wines Receives Wolf Blass AM BVK Award

The Barry family, of Jim Barry Wines, have been recognised for their major contribution to the development, promotion and showcasing of Riesling Style Wine, nationally and around the world.

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14 Oct 2022

Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show - Media Release

The outstanding quality of the 2022 vintage was underlined by the current-vintage Riesling class at today’s 2022 Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show.

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06 Oct 2022

National EcoVineyards launch and special guest presenter

Join agroecologist Dr Mary Retallack, Retallack Viticulture Pty Ltd your host for the National EcoVineyards Program information session.

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06 Oct 2022

Clare Valley Water Project - Preliminary Business Case Industry and Community Update

Business case advisor Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) will return to Clare Valley on 20 October to provide industry and the community with an update on the preliminary business case (PBC).

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06 Oct 2022

Mid North Landcare Roadshow "Sustainable farming and Landcare"

The Landcare Association of South Australia is holding the first event of the Landcare Roadshow in Watervale in the Clare Valley on Tuesday the 25th of October 2022.

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06 Oct 2022

EXCITED 4 Careers in Agriculture

Introducing high school students to careers in the wine industry has been a focus of Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association (CVWGA) in recent weeks.

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06 Oct 2022

Simonit & Sirch Pruning Method - Field trip to the Barossa

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association are hosting a field trip to visit Henschke’s Mount Edelstone vineyard in the Eden Valley and Torbreck’s Descandant vineyard in the Barossa Valley, to discover more on the soft pruning method

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05 Oct 2022

Tickets to the Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show Trophy Presentation & Lunch are now on sale.

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association are pleased to announce that tickets to the Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show Trophy Presentation & Luncheon are now available.

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19 Sep 2022

Kirrihill wins Grand Gold and Gold at Mundus Vini 2022 Summer Tasting

The accolades keep flowing for Kirrihill. A trifecta at the prestigious Mundus Vini 2022 Summer Tasting

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12 Aug 2022

2022 Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show - Announcing our Judges

The Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association is pleased to announce this years Endeavour Group Clare Valley Wine Show Judges!

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28 Jun 2022

Announcing a training and engagement program to support the adoption of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia in the Clare Valley

The CVWGA in partnership with the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board are offering members highly subsidised training and on-going support to help both grower and winery businesses achieve SWA membership or certification

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24 Jun 2022

A Day In The Life Of A Clare Valley Wine Show Judge

Wine show judging is a mysterious affair. Behind closed doors, seasoned professionals sip, sniff and spit their way through hundreds of wines, their taste buds holding the power to change the life of a small producer and underscore the reputation of a big one. Valley Magazine Editor PAUL DOWLING gained a glimpse of this intense, pressurised world when he shadowed wine judge Michael Kane at the 2021 Langton's Clare Valley Wine Show.

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03 Jun 2022

SA Pruning Championships & Industry Day

Join in on the fun at the SA Pruning Championships, being held at Kilikanoon's Morrison Vineyard on Friday 17th of June.

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03 Jun 2022

Clare Valley toasts successful Gourmet Week

The Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week has been deemed a great success with sold out events across the 10-day program held last week – making it one of the most successful over its 38-year-old history.

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02 May 2022


Manoora, Spalding & Balaklava - 3 & 4 May 2022


23 Mar 2021

Gourmet Week Media Release

The renowned Clare Valley Gourmet will return to the picturesque Clare Valley in May 2021, but this year, it has taken on a revived format.

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23 Feb 2021

Clare at the Queens

Fringe arrived early at Clare, as a galaxy of Fringe stars launched the wine region’s official Adelaide Fringe cellar door, Clare at the Queens, in spectacular fashion at the picturesque Pikes Wines in the Clare Valley.

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02 Feb 2021

Water Pre-Feasibility Study

The Clare Valley would increase its vineyard area by more than 30% (another 1600 hectares) if additional irrigation water was available, according to a pre-feasibility study released yesterday by the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association.

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09 Jul 2020

Taylor's Awarded World's Best Cabernet

The Visionary 2014 was “a Cabernet with a superb, sparkling garnet robe. A nose both complex and open, and should please everyone. This is a flawless, modern Cabernet that will please immediately.” The President of the Association des Sommeliers Lyonnais et Rhône-Alpes Laurent Derhé (named Best Sommelier in France, 2007)

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09 Jul 2020

Stephanie Toole - Amongst the Worlds Best Women Winemakers

Stephanie Toole - one of a group of excellent women winemakers, Fredric Koeppel

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21 Jun 2020

Koerner Wine is discovered by the NY Times

Article available on the NY Times.

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13 Jun 2020

Taylor's Wines - Top 20 Wineries of Australia

"The year 2014 was a stellar vintage, providing the grapes for its ground-breaking The Legacy cabernet sauvignon, as well as The Visionary cabernet, both of which pushed Taylors up the scoreboard. St Andrews cabernet and shiraz from 2016 also excelled." Huon Hooke

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12 Jun 2020

New General Manager at Kilikanoon

Exciting changes at Kilikanoon. Read about it here!

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04 Jun 2020

Hans hits the Clare Valley - South Australia Welcome Back!

Hans spent a day/night exploring the Clare Valley. He even rode the Riesling Trail in his multi-coloured synthetic jumpsuit!

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01 Jun 2020

Ready to welcome you back

As of the 1st of June, wineries are permitted to offer tastings with some restrictions in place. Here’s a list of Clare Valley Cellar Doors preparing to reopen to visitors.

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13 May 2020

InDaily's guide to the "virtual" Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

The 2020 iteration of the event will be unlike any other, with virtual tastings, live cooking demos, and gourmet grazing boxes to be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

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11 May 2020

GlamAdelaide lends its support to the Virtual Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

The Clare Valley winemakers are reinventing the annual event and hosting it virtually. It kicks off this Thursday and runs til Sunday. So, all you need to do is to order the wine and get ready!

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10 May 2020

Clare Valley Online Bottle Shop - Yes Please!

A one-stop Clare Valley Bottle Shop with over 25 producers to choose from. Pre-order, request delivery or pop in to Vanguardist Wine Room to collect your goodies.


26 Mar 2020


Staying informed during COVID-19 - the CVWGA will continue to keep all Members updated via e-newletters with any relevant news and resources regarding COVID-19. Stay safe!

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24 Nov 2019

Australian Wine Discovered - Module Now Live

Clare Valley module is now available - a free education program

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21 Nov 2019

How sweet, or is it dry?

The story behind Jeffrey Grosset and Stephanie O'Toole

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22 Oct 2019

Langton's Clare Valley Wine Show Results 2019

2019 BEST WINE OF SHOW Jim Barry Trophy

2018 Leasingham Classic Clare Cabernet Sauvignon. WHAT A DAY FOR LEASINGHAM!

Sponsored by Langton’s

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17 Oct 2019

Koerner Brothers pop-up cellar door now open

• Magpie and Stump Hotel, Mintaro • Every Saturday and Sunday in October and November • Including Monday 7 October (Labour Day long weekend) • Open 11am - 5pm

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17 Oct 2019

Soil Pit Field Day to tackle vineyard variability

A soil-pit field day was held yesterday for Clare Valley grape growers as part of a collaborative project which uses innovative mapping technologies to tackle reducing vineyard variability.

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19 Mar 2019

Travers and Grosset win blockchain innovation challenge

Clare Valley Grape Wine & Tourism Media

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20 Dec 2018

New Plan for Clare Wine & Grapes

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