Nestled within the rolling hills of South Australia's Clare Valley lies a hidden gem renowned for its outstanding wines - Pikes Winery. Established in 1984, this incredible winery quickly etched itself not only onto the Australian wine landscape but also on the global stage.
At the helm of Pikes Winery are the Pike brothers whose ancestor, Henry Pike, originally immigrated to South Australia from Dorset, England in 1878. Henry began as a brewer and quickly climbed the ladder of success, laying the foundation for what would become an established name in the wine industry. Today, the legacy lives on through his descendants' commitment towards producing exceptional wines.
Pikes Winery prides itself on its spectrum of handcrafted wines that reflect the distinct character of the region. From deep, rich Shiraz to outstanding Rieslings, every bottle from Pikes is a nod to tradition, yet brimming with contemporary flair.
The crowning jewel of Pikes Winery is undoubtedly the Riesling, consistently rated among Australia's finest while the Shiraz and Cabernet also hold a special place in wine aficionados' hearts. Limited edition wines showcasing varietals such as Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Fiano display Pikes’ forward-thinking, no fear approach to viniculture.
However, the Pikes experience extends beyond their esteemed wine offerings, The winery's scenic locales are reminiscent of a quaint English countryside, providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Moreover, if you're lucky enough to visit, make sure to dine at their exceptional restaurant. With a menu highlighting local produce and matching wines! it’s a foodie’s delight that will add all the right flavours to your visit.
Pikes Winery is not just an establishment, it's an enduring tribute to time-tested winemaking techniques intertwined with modern innovation. Ultimately, this esteemed winery stands as a testament to the Pike family's dedication, passion, and love for wine.
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