Jim Barry Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

Jim Barry’s wine business is led by Peter Barry; the 3rd generation represented by Peter and Sue Barry’s children, Tom, Sam and Olivia. Tom’s wife is also called Olivia, and she (Olivia Hoffmann) has set a whirlwind pace, graduating with a bachelor of commerce from the University of Adelaide, then a master of wine business. Peter purchased the famed Florita Vineyard with his brothers in ‘86 (one of the oldest vineyards in the Clare Valley, planted in '62. The 2nd generation also purchased Clos Clare in ‘08 with its high-quality vineyards (see separate entry). A founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Tom Barry, Ben Marx, Topsi Wallace
Viticulturalist Derrick Quinton
Region Clare Valley
Address 33 Craig Hill Road, Clare, SA 5453
Established 1959
Dozens 80 000
Vineyards (area) 380 ha
Opening Hours Mon–Sat 10-4
Telephone (08) 8842 2261
Website www.jimbarry.com