Since its beginnings in 1997, Claymore Wines has grown into a serious boutique business producing 10,000 cases of premium Clare Valley wine each year. Originally, the labelling followed a ‘gentler’ bent with names such as ‘Duet’ and ‘Nocturne’, but the release of a stunning 2001 Shiraz heralded a more Top 40 angle when it was named the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’.
The songs, albums and artists referenced on Claymore's labels are those that resonate beyond their time, across generations and have become something of modern classics... which are similar to the aspirations they have for their wines. With 65 acres of vineyards, mostly non-irrigated, they produce low yields of no more than about two tonne per acre; resulting in exceptionally high quality fruit.
What is Claymore Wines famous for?
Wines that rock! Great quality red and white wines that refuse to take themselves too seriously and celebrate the passion that inspires the 'good things' in life – wine, music, your team scoring a win! The Dark Side of the Moon Shiraz is Claymore's biggest production and best known wine.
Tell us about the The Claymore Cellar Door Experience
At the Claymore Cellar Door you'll find a proud champion of, and retail outlet for, our award winning wines. Visitors to Claymore Wines can taste their way through the entire range, including some wines available only at Cellar Door. They can also stock up on the best of the region’s olive oils, olives, jams, chutneys, sauces, flour and pasta or purchase regional artworks, artisan homewares and olive oil soaps.
Did you know...
Located in Leasingham, Claymore Wines is part of the 35 km Clare Valley Riesling Trail which follows the path of a former railway through vineyards, farms, historical towns and natural bushland.