Reilly's Wines

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Corner Hill Street and Leasingham Rd
Mintaro SA 5415
Australia
Phone: 08 8843 9013
Fax: 08 8843 9275
Email: cellardoor@reillyswines.com.au
Appointment Email: cellardoor@reillyswines.com.au

Established in 1993, Reillys Wines is a South Australian family owned business with winemaker Justin Ardill using traditional winemaking methods to create quality, award winning wines.

With vineyards in Watervale, Leasingham and Mintaro, their estate grown fruit is used to create Reillys wide range of wines from the ultra premium RCV range, Dry Land range, Reillys range and the ever popular Barking Mad range.

Reillys History...

In 1856, Hugh Reilly a shoemaker from Ireland arrived in the tiny township of Mintaro, in the Polish Hill River wine region of the Clare Valley in South Australia. Over the next 10 years, Hugh converted the stone barn that had been his home into a cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local Cobbler's Shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed with the discovery of slate in the area. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by distant relatives of Hugh, the Ardill family, and once again it is a hive of activity, and home to Reilly's Wines.

The first vintage was crushed by hand in 1994 on the verandah of Reillys Cottage which now serves as Reillys Cellar Door and Restaurant. What started as a passionate hobby for the Chief Winemaker Justin Ardill soon became a thriving business due to his commitment to consistently produce premium quality wines. The winery has steadily grown over the years, quickly outstripping the capacity of the cottage, and production was moved to a state-of-the-art facility in nearby Leasingham in 2000.

The Clare Valley is famed for its Rieslings, Shiraz and Cabernets - what differentiates the Clare from many other Australian wine regions are the dry, hot summer days and cool, crisp nights which contribute to the intensity of the flavours in Clare Valley fruit. The Reilly's Wines philosophy is to produce low volumes of premium, hand-made wines from this unique fruit. Their wines are very enjoyable in their early years and will richly reward those with patience, showing their best with 5-10 years maturation in the bottle.

Reilly's Cottage is now their Cellar Door where you can sample crisp, clean Rieslings and big, bold reds. The cellar door operates from 10am until 4pm, 7 days a week. Accommodation is also available at Reillys Wines Heritage Cottages, just behind the the Cellar Door.

Restaurant and accommodation on site.

 

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