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NEWS & REVIEWS

Living Life To The Max

HE’S the heavily tattooed head chef with a passion for ice cream and chicken parmigiana, but Max Stephenson’s cooking is anything but basic. The man in charge of Pikes’ stunning

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Pikes 2018 Vintage Report: A ‘Traditionale’ Triumph in Tricky Conditions

ANOTHER Pikes vintage is in the books and didn’t it throw up a few curve balls? “A strange old year,” says Neil Pike. “One of the driest growing seasons I

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Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

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

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Ultrasonic Cleaning Eases Pressure On Barrel Stocks

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

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9 wines to spice up your festive drinks list

The festive season is upon us once more and I’m sure most of you, like me, are very much looking forward to a break. It seems to have been one

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Will the real Albarino please stand up?

As we roll (too) rapidly towards another vintage, our vines are jumping out of their skins! Flowering is almost complete and given the early burst of summer weather, we will

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Summer 2016: Vineyard Clippings

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.

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Summer 2016: Merle’s Big Day Out

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

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Whatever The Weather 2016

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

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