Pikes Wines

Pikes Wines

4 products
    4 products
    Pikes 'Eastside Shiraz' 2018
    Pikes " Hills and Valleys" Riesling 2022
    Pikes 'The Assemblage' 2020
    Pikes 'Valley's End' Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022


    The History of Pikes Wines

    Pikes Wines, a renowned family-owned winery, is steeped in rich history that dates back to 1886 when Henry Pike emigrated from Dorset, England, to South Australia. Henry initially established a brewing business in the Adelaide Hills, which evolved over the years and set the foundation for the Pike family's deep-rooted connection to the beverage industry. Fast forward to 1984, Pikes Wines was officially founded in the picturesque Clare Valley by Henry’s descendants, Andrew and Neil Pike. The brothers combined their expertise in viticulture and winemaking to create a legacy of excellence in wine production, capitalizing on the unique terroir of the region.

    The Vineyards

    Pikes Wines owns and manages several vineyards across the Clare Valley, each selected for its unique attributes that contribute to the diversity and complexity of their wines. The vineyards are planted primarily with Riesling, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with other varietals that thrive in the region’s Mediterranean climate. The Clare Valley is renowned for its rich, red loam soils over limestone, which, combined with the valley’s varied topography and altitude, create an ideal environment for grape growing.

    Sustainable farming practices are at the heart of Pikes’ vineyard management. The team employs methods that enhance soil health, conserve water, and promote biodiversity, ensuring the longevity and health of the vineyards. This commitment to sustainability not only preserves the natural beauty of the Clare Valley but also enhances the quality and purity of the wines.

    Winemaker: Neil Pike

    Neil Pike, a co-founder and chief winemaker, is the driving force behind Pikes Wines. With decades of experience and a profound understanding of the Clare Valley’s unique viticulture, Neil has meticulously honed his craft. His approach to winemaking emphasizes minimal intervention, allowing the natural characteristics of the grapes and the terroir to shine through. Neil’s expertise and passion are evident in every bottle, consistently delivering wines that are true to their varietal character and the region’s distinct profile.

    The Wines

    Pikes Wines offers a diverse portfolio, renowned for its exceptional quality and distinctive flavors that capture the essence of the Clare Valley. Their range includes:

    • Riesling: Pikes is particularly celebrated for its Rieslings. Known for their vibrant acidity, intense citrus and floral aromas, and the ability to age gracefully, these wines have become synonymous with the Pikes name.
    • Shiraz: The Shiraz wines from Pikes exhibit robust flavors of dark fruits, spices, and well-integrated tannins, showcasing the depth and complexity that the Clare Valley’s terroir imparts.
    • Cabernet Sauvignon: These wines are marked by rich blackberry and cassis notes, balanced with fine tannins and a hint of oak, making them a favorite among red wine enthusiasts.
    • Chardonnay: Pikes Chardonnay is characterized by its bright acidity, flavors of stone fruits, and a subtle touch of oak, making it a versatile and enjoyable wine.

    Awards and Accolades

    Over the years, Pikes Wines has garnered numerous awards and accolades, solidifying its reputation as one of Australia’s premier wineries. Some of the notable achievements include:

    • Trophies and Gold Medals: Pikes Wines has consistently been awarded trophies and gold medals at prestigious wine shows both domestically and internationally. Their Rieslings, in particular, have received high praise and multiple accolades for their excellence.
    • James Halliday Wine Companion: Pikes Wines has been featured in James Halliday’s Wine Companion, with several wines receiving high scores and recognition for their outstanding quality and value.
    • Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator: The winery has also been acknowledged by international publications such as Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, further cementing its status on the global stage.