Jim Barry Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

James' Review

The patriarch of this highly successful wine business, Jim Barry, died in 2004, but the business continues under the active management of several of his many children, led by the irrepressible Peter Barry. The ultra-premium release is The Armagh Shiraz, with the McCrae Wood red wines not far behind. Jim Barry Wines is able to draw upon mature Clare Valley vineyards, plus a small holding in Coonawarra. After studying and travelling, third-generation winemaker Tom and commercial manager Sam Barry have joined the business, launching The Barry Bros label. In November 2016, Jim Barry Wines released the first commercial Assyrtiko grown and made in Australia. A founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine. Exports to all major markets.


Jim Barry Wines is a family winery based in the Clare Valley of South Australia. The company was founded in 1959 by Jim and Nancy Barry. The company is now owned and managed by Peter Barry, a second generation family winemaker. Jim Barry Wines is home to some of Australia’s favourite wines such as The Armagh, The McRae Wood, The Benbournie, First Eleven, Pb, The Cover Drive, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, The Barry Brothers, The Florita, The Lodge Hill Riesling and Watervale Riesling.


Winemaker Peter Barry, Tom Barry, Derrick Quinton, Jack Scholz
Established 1959
Dozens 80 000
Vineyards (area) 300 ha
Opening Hours Mon–Fri 9–5, w'ends, hols 9–4
Address 33 Craigs Hill Road, Clare, SA 5453
Telephone (08) 8842 2261
Website www.jimbarry.com