Pikes Winery

The name of the winery comes from Henry Pike who emigrated to Australia in 1878 from Dorset in England. By 1886 he had established a brewery producing not only ales and beers but cordials and tonic ale

Although the business was sold in 1972, Henry’ great grandson, Edgar Walter Pike was actually working in the wine trade and his two sons, Andrew and Neil followed in his footsteps. Then in 1984, the two sons, along with Edgar and his wife Merle, founded ‘the winery in the Polish Hill River sub-region of Clare Valley. The first wines were made the following year and in 1996 they started brewing beer.

The family owned winery sits on 75 ha (180 acres) of vineyards and the two brothers work closely together. Neil Pike is the Chief Winemaker and Andrew Pike is the Viticulturist

At Swanny Cellars, we stock a few of the wines. Come in and let us tell you about them. And if you like what you buy, have a look at the full range below:

Whites:

  • 2015 ‘Traditionale’ Riesling
  • 2015 ‘Impostores’ Savignan
  • 2015 “Valley’s End” Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
  • 2015 “Luccio” Pinot Grigio
  • 2014 “Damside” Chardonnay
  • 2014 “Gill’s Farm” Viognier
  • 2015 “The Olga Emmie” Riesling
  • 2015 ‘Luccio’ Fiano

Reds:

  • 2015 “Luccio” Sangiovese Rosé
  • 2014 “Luccio” Sangiovese
  • 2013 “The Dogwalk” Cabernet Merlot
  • 2013 “Homage” Cabernet Malbec
  • 2013 “Gills Farm” Mourvedre
  • 2013 “The Plantation” Grenache
  • 2013 “The Assemblage” Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache
  • 2013 “Eastside” Shiraz
  • 2013 “Los Companeros” Shiraz / Tempranillo

Reserve:

  • 2014 Merle Reserve Riesling
  • 2012 The J.T. Reserve Riesling
  • 2012 “Premio” Sangiovese
  • 2012 “The E.W.P” Reserve Shiraz
  • 2012 “The Hill Block” Reserve Cabernet

 

Next time you’re in Adelaide, think about dropping in, the cellar door is just a 2 hour drive from the city.