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.

 


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RECORD EARLY VINTAGE SEES JIM BARRY WINES PICK CABERNET SAUVIGNON, RIESLING AND SHIRAZ IN FEBRUARY

Even though winemaking is all about predicting the unpredictable, fermenting Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in February is a first for Clare's Jim Barry Wines.

Matriarch Nancy Barry, last week said "it’s unreal, I thought I'd seen it all after 65 vintages,"

"But I was truly shocked when I visited the winery that Jim and I built in 1973, to find it was almost at capacity by the middle of February."

2 Trophies at 2014 Clare Wine Show

Jim Barry Wines picked up two trophies at the 2014 Clare Valley Wine Show on Friday. The Benbournie 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 'Best Dry Red from Exhibition Sections' while the company was awarded the trophy for 'Best Exhibitor of Show'.

We also received golds for 2013 'The Lodge Hill' Shiraz, 2012 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 The Florita Riesling.

Young Barry brothers take classic Aussie Shiraz/Cabernet trophy in Melbourne

Twenty-somethings Tom and Sam Barry may have set a record as the youngest winemakers to ever take out the classic Australian Best Shiraz/Cabernet Blend Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Show.

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