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Don’t miss this winery

Absolutely great cellar door and even better wines. Small and personal, owners are very friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sum D
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Interesting winery

The selection of wines is great. There are some varieties that I had not heard of. Some could... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Canberra, Australia
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Main North Road | 1 Km North of Clare Township, Clare, South Australia 5453, Australia
+61 418 809 389
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mad b**tard? No, just an utter (c*nt). Never again. Obnoxious and the wines are far below par. A disappointing experience never to be repeated. The Clare Valley is evolving and there are much more interesting and engaging cellar doors with wines that are far superior....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great cellar door and even better wines. Small and personal, owners are very friendly and tell a great story as to how this winery came about. Bought a few bottles to bring home, gutted that I can’t buy them anywhere back home

Thank Sum D
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The selection of wines is great. There are some varieties that I had not heard of. Some could take offence to the staff manners but it us part of the culture. Love the signs.

Thank Lini999
Reviewed 7 June 2018

driving into this winery is stunning. There are a lot of different signs along the way to amuse you. Service was very friendly would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Kerrie N
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We had heard the stories and tasted the muscat which was part of the purpose for the visit. So we headed off not knowing what to expect. The entrance to the vineyard is a lovely drive surrounded by a canopy of plants and with quirky...More

Thank Mountainbilly1
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a character. Driving up his tree lined drive with various humorous signs set the tone for a fun tasting. This man may offend some but seriously, take it all in fun and enjoy the experience. We loved his fruity Riesling and the port. We...More

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick visit on our way through Clare, the homestead and surrounds are just gorgeous. Lots of character and the wines were lovely.

Thank Jen_S0879
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Had a great time sampling some of their wines which were all first class. Informative staff with an in-depth knowledge of the estate grown wines. Also for sale are some beautiful Riedel glasses individually marked for him and her. I can’t put the engraved names...More

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Pretty happy to recommend however was a little disappointed at the wines given we had received a couple of local recommendations to visit The mad bas...d wasn't in the day we arrived so that maybe why I may have been slightly disappointed. Our host was...More

1  Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Thanks to the whimsical signage lighting the way, by the time we found the cellar door we were waxing lyrical with words beginning in W. There we were greeted by guard dogs Wosey & Wester (Rosey & Chester). Two pint-sized pups clearly adored by the...More

1  Thank Toni R
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