Adam and Marie Clay purchased the 8ha in Moppa (Arila Gardens) in 2018, after overseas harvests and a decade as a winemaker at Penfolds in the Barossa. Adam’s parents, Dave and Cheryl also work in the vineyard and office. Arila, an indigenous word for ‘sand, land and earth’, is split into 3 distinct terroirs; Sand Garden, Quartz Garden and Ironstone Garden, with grenache vines planted in 1900 and shiraz in the 40s. The Gardens of Moppa wines are regional expressions, blended across the estate vineyards. The Garden Selection wines are crafted from the best individual rows and sections of each terroir, exploring the nuance of site. Arila make wines from Barossa grape varieties that sing clearly of their subregional soils, have snappy packaging and a very bright future. -DAVE BROOKES
Arila Gardens is proud to call the Moppa district home. All of our fruit is sourced entirely from Moppa both from our own vineyard and local growers, fermented, matured and bottled in Moppa.