Walter Clappis has been making wine in McLaren Vale for 40 years, and over that time has won innumerable trophies and gold medals, including the prestigious George Mackey Memorial Trophy with his '09 The Hedonist Shiraz, chosen as the best wine exported from Australia that year. Daughter Kimberly and son-in-law James Cooter (both with impressive CVs) support him on the winery floor. The NASAA-certified organic and biodynamic estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and grenache are the cornerstones of the business. Exports include the UK, the US, Canada, Singapore and Thailand. -JAMES HALLIDAY
The winemaking team consists of Walter Clappis, a veteran winemaker of 40 plus vintages, daughter, Kimberly and her partner James Cooter. Walter's experience and wisdom plus the energy and enthusiasm of the new generation has created the eprfect balance int he winery. All the wines reflect a purity which is consistent with the winemakers and thier philosophies.
Shiraz, Rose, Grenache, Cabernet, Tempranillo, Sangiovese
Festival City Wines - SA, Vic, NT | Whole Bunch Wines - NSW | Australian Independent Wine Wholesalers - QLD | Claret & Co - WA
International Sales Information
ABS Wine Agencies - UK, EU, Russia | AWines - Japan | Cult Wine - New Zealand | Inland Trading Co - Canada, Singapore | SC Bangkok Marketing Co - Thailand