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Cool wines with altitude from South Australia’s Mount Crawford Vineyard.
If you come to our part of the world one day, you’ll find the coldest recorded place in South Australia most days is Mount Crawford. The weather station sits at the top of the hill, just up from our vineyard. Great news definitely for premium quality white grapes. Consider also that the vineyard has a superb aspect and is in the best part of one of Australia’s greatest white wine producing regions and you have the basis for crafting some of the Australia’s finest white wines – now available under the new Thorn-Clarke Mount Crawford label.
In Eden Valley and especially with the white varieties the continental climate is key. Elevation at Mount Crawford and low humidity in summer means warm days are followed by cool nights. Being in the Southern Hemisphere after solstice the sun heads North again. Having exposure to that sun in the critical late summer early Autumn ripening period is critical to the grapes philological development.
Thorn-Clarke is pleased to announce that again James Halliday has awarded our Barossa winery the prestigious five red star rating in his 2016 Annual Wine Companion for the tenth consecutive year.

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