Clare Valley – 18-21 May The 34th annual Clare Valley Gourmet weekend is just around the corner and will be bigger than ever! Pikes has a variety of events to
Pikes was delighted recently to welcome back the men from Vinsonus, a truly innovative and successful South Australian company. Vinsonus’s High Power Ultrasonic (HPU) barrel cleaning technology has been an
After the floods! When I penned some notes for the last newsletter in July, the dams were still empty and everything looked reasonably dry for the first month of winter.
Well, we did it again. We scooped the pool at the 2016 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show for the third straight year. The 2016 “The Merle” Riesling won all the
When it’s all said and done, we vignerons are basically grape farmers, so I guess it is no surprise that we are always banging on about the weather. Typical bloody
I am constantly amazed at the resilience of Riesling. In the past decade we have copped some pretty interesting seasons in our neck of the woods. In fact, we’ve just
We’re in the throes of another winter and it looks like being a classic Clare affair; constant showers, drizzle, low cloud, cold winds and matching temperatures. But we are definitely
Crisp, dry Riesling wines are synonymous with the Clare Valley. Riesling has grown here for more than 150 years and forged an enviable reputation as an outstanding and resilient viticultural
We have just made another significant addition to our impressive ‘Green List’ with the acquisition of a FMR 3000R vineyard sprayer. This machine deploys the latest in spray application technology
GOLDEN ERA FOR 2015 “TRAD” The Pikes 2015 “Traditionale” Riesling has now won three gold medals at recent Australian and international wine competitions since its release back in early August.