Jaeschke's Hill River Clare Estate

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

The Jaeschke family has been broadacre farming in the Hill River district for over 50 years. In May 2010 they purchased the neighbouring 180ha vineyard established by Penfolds in 1980. It is planted to 17 varieties, including 21.2ha of riesling, the success of which has led to a stream of trophies and gold medals since ’13, the first entry in wine shows. The venture began as the idea of daughter Michelle, with the expectation of a medal or two. That success, together with a cellar-door grant from PIRSA, led to the introduction of a cellar door, deck and lawn area for picnics, with barbeque facilities provided too.


Hill River Clare Estate is a 180 ha vineyard which was purchased in 2010 and adjoins our farming land. The vineyard was originally purchased in 1980 from the Lloyd family by Penfolds. There are 17 different varieties of grapes planted. The Clare Valley region's cool climate and high elevation make it an ideal location for producing premium wines. Our vineyard sits at an elevation of 430m and has an average rainfall of 625mm predominately through winter with the summer period tending to be dry with cooler nights. Hill River Clare Estate make a small portion of bottled wine exclusive to our cellar door and on-line sales. The balance of our premium cool climate grapes are supplied to a small group of loyal customers.



Cellar Door


We welcome you to taste our range of our Estate wines. Not just a place to taste wine, you can bring your own picnic or create your own platter from our providore fridge and delight in the surrounds of our scenic vineyard, majestic gum trees and tranquil pond, or simply relax on the deck with a glass of our award winning wine, exclusive to our Cellar Door.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Jaeschke's Hill River Clare Estate logo
Winemaker Angela Meaney, Steve Braglia
Established 1980
Dozens 1750
Vineyards (area) 180 ha
Viticulturist James Meyer
Opening Hours 7 days 10-4
Address 406 Quarry Road, Clare, SA 5453
Telephone (08) 8843 4100
Website www.hillriverclareestate.com.au