Jim Barry Portrait PaintingJim Barry History

The late Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry. He was the first qualified winemaker to work in the Clare Valley of South Australia and with his wife, Nancy, built a successful wine business which has produced trophy-winning wines since its establishment in 1959. Today, the company is headed by Jim’s second son Peter, who took over from his father as Managing Director.

 "Sometimes it takes longer than a lifetime to do a lifetime's work… it's now up to my children." - Jim Barry 1925 – 2004.



Vintage Report 2014


Vintage 2014

The 55th vintage at Jim Barry Wines started with a rush after a week of 40°C plus weather in early February. Water was kept up to the vines to make sure the canopy stayed intact.

Exceptional Result For 'The Armagh' Shiraz

Jim Barry Wines’ ‘The Armagh’ Shiraz has been elevated to ‘Exceptional’ in the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine VI.

The Armagh was one of only four wines to be elevated to the highest classification.

Peter Barry, Managing Director of Jim Barry Wines said he was “thrilled to have ‘The Armagh’ recognised in this way.

20 Years of Armagh for Clare Gourmet Weekend

20 Years of Armagh with Peter Barry
33 Craig Hill Road, Clare
Join Peter Barry for a rare opportunity to taste 12 vintages of the Iconic ‘The Armagh’ Shiraz. Highlights include 1992, 1999, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Guests have the opportunity to purchase some back vintage wines from the family cellar, which are no longer available to the public.

Places are limited to 20.

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