Collection: Clonakilla

The indefatigable Tim Kirk, with an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge, is the winemaker and manager of this family winery founded by his father, scientist Dr John Kirk. It is not at all surprising that the quality of the wines is exceptional, especially the Shiraz Viognier, which has paved the way for numerous others but remains the icon. Demand for the wines outstrips supply, even with the '98 acquisition of an adjoining 20ha property by Tim and wife Lara Kirk, planted to shiraz and viognier. In '07 the Kirk family purchased another adjoining property, planting another 1.8ha of shiraz, plus 0.4ha of grenache, mourvèdre and cinsaut. -JAMES HALLIDAY

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