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.



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.

8 Wines included in James Halliday Wine Companion 2015

Australian wine writer James Halliday has included 8 of our wines in his annual Wine Companion 2015 edition. All 8 wines were 90 points or over and the Florita 2013 was awarded an amazing 97 points. You can read the full reviews below.

2013 The Florita Riesling

“Very pale straw-green; as precise a rendition of Clare Valley riesling as one could wish for, coming from one of the most historic vineyards in the region; perfectly articulated lime/lemon citrus flavours lead, with green apple in the background, the parcel wrapped up with perfect acidity.”

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