About Mount Horrocks
Mount Horrocks is an esteemed winery nestled in the picturesque Clare Valley of South Australia. A hidden gem, it is much admired for its commitment to organic viticulture, producing limited quantity of high-quality, hand-crafted wines each year.
The winery covers 10 hectares of organically-cultivated vineyards, divided into distinct sites for different grape varieties; Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Semillon. Each vineyard is painstakingly hand-pruned and the vines hand-picked. This labour-intensive approach provides exceptional grapes that distinctly express their individual terroir. As they say, "Hands on the vines, eyes on the wines."
At the head of this boutique winery is Stephanie Toole. Since she took over Mount Horrocks in 1993, her dedication to sustainable and organic practices has led to this winery being Certified Organic by Australian Certified Organic. Her ability to handsomely capture the character of the grapes in the wines, has earned her critical acclaim; and a loyal following of wine enthusiasts, both locally and internationally.
The wines of Mount Horrocks, from the bright and zippy Riesling to the juicy and sumptuous Shiraz, are all made in an old railway station, which was refurbished into a modern, minimalist winery in 2003. Visitors can enjoy tastings and purchase the wines directly from the source, every weekend. Its cellar door is a welcoming venue, full of personality, offering an intimate wine-tasting experience that's far removed from the industrial-style set-ups of larger wineries.
Exceptional wines impeccable service, and stunning vistas, Mount Horrocks is truly a slice of wine-lovers paradise. And while this boutique winery may be small in production, its heart is anything but – as it continues to produce memorable wines that unquestionably raise a toast to the beauty and bounty of Australia's Clare Valley.
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