Welcome to Sussex Squire Wines, an award-winning premium wine producer and cellar door in the beautiful Clare Valley in South Australia. We are a family owned operation and part of the 4th Generation to farm (first grape growers/Winemakers) in the Clare Valley and our main focus is producing premium single vineyard red wines from dry grown vineyards.
Our passion is to develop and produce wines that have depth and intensity from varieties that we love to drink. It is our goal to produce interesting small batch wines that highlight the unique fruit flavour profiles and intensity that these dry grown vineyards can produce. It is all about the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winery. We let the vineyard do the talking and balance it with aging in new and old French oak to allow the fruit to express the characteristics of the vineyard. The single vineyards that I source our dry grown fruit from show unique terroir characteristics, intensity and style which I try to express in the wine we make.
The fruit from our own dry grown Shiraz vineyard is our main priority and we manage it in a sustainable way with organic principles in under vine management. We use our small flock of Black Suffolk sheep to roam the vineyard in the winter to help control weeds and fertilize the soil which allows for a build up of organic matter in the soil to provide better moisture retention and to allow the living micro organisms to contribute to the soil structure and nutritional development of the growing environment for the vines. We believe this further enhances the unique flavours and quality of the fruit we use to make our wines.
Visit our Cellar Door at 293-295 Spring Gully Road Gillentown (Open Daily 11am – 5pm) to try our wines and enjoy a personal wine tasting with myself and Skye in our intimate tasting room. Enjoy the wines, the views and pat the sheep. Look forward to seeing you soon.
JRS Barrel Selection Shiraz 2016 – DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018
Sussex Squire The Windmill Block Shiraz 2017 – SILVER MEDAL – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018
Sussex Squire Poachers Run Pinot Grigio 2018 – SILVER MEDAL – Aust Small Winemakers Show 2018
Mark & Skye
T: 0458 141 169
Cellar Door – 293-295 Spring Gully Rd Gillentown, Clare Valley
Open Daily 11am – 5pm