Winter 2016: Vineyard Clippings

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

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Vintage 2016

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

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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

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Summer Snippets 2015

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.

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News From Around The Vineyard

Another viticultural season is rapidly rolling by and there are early indications for an above average crop, thanks to rapid vine growth and ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set.

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International recognition is pleasing when it comes your way. 2013 Shiraz Eastside – Gold 2014 Riesling Hills & Valleys Clare Valley – Gold 2012 Shiraz/Tempranillo ‘Los Companeros’ – Silver 2014 Riesling

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Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine has nominated Neil & Andrew Pike from Pikes Wines as a finalist for 2015 Winemaker of the Year, stay tuned!

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It has been a very good year for the vines in the Clare Valley. Moderate, even weather was evident in the berry development and ripening stages leading to good bunch development. Despite very

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Vintage 2015

Based on our records, February 4th is the earliest ever start to vintage in our 30 years in the Clare Valley…and given we are now almost finished…it will almost certainly

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RDU was a fantastic three days of celebration, education and homage to the Riesling grape, starting on February 8. As the leading premium producer of Riesling in Australia, it was

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