O'Leary Walker Wines

Clare Valley

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www.olearywalkerwines.com

Address
7093 Horrocks Highway, Leasingham, SA 5452
PO Box 49, Watervale
Clare Valley SA 5452
Telephone
(08) 8843 0022
Facsimilie
(08) 8843 0156
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun and public hols 11-4
Winemaker
David O'Leary, Nick Walker, Keeda Zilm
Established
2001
Dozen
20 000
Vineyards
35 hectares

James' Review

David O'Leary and Nick Walker together had more than 30 years' experience as winemakers working for some of the biggest Australian wine groups when they took the plunge in 2001 and backed themselves to establish their own winery and brand. Initially the principal focus was on the Clare Valley, with 10ha of riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and semillon the main plantings; thereafter attention swung to the Adelaide Hills, where they now have 25ha of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, shiraz, sauvignon blanc and merlot. Exports to the UK, Ireland, UAE and Asia.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

O'Leary Walker Wines was established in 2000 by winemakers David O'Leary and Nick Walker. With over twenty five years experience and established reputations making premium wine with the big companies, these two long time friends decided to take control of their own destiny and craft small batches of wine from some of the best vineyard sites in South Australia.

The O'Leary Walker Wines winery and cellar door are based at Leasingham in the Clare Valley, South Australia. The wines are regionally distinct with fruit sourced from premium grape growing districts in South Australia thus drawing on varieties that excel in these quite different viticultural climates. O'Leary Walker Wines continues to build an enviable reputation for producing premium, award winning, regional wines at affordable prices.

Specialties

Recent accolades:

2011 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Show, 2011 Adelaide Hills Regional Wine Show

2011 Watervale Riesling
Gold Best Aromatic Wine, 2011 Melbourne Wine Show

2010 Polish Hill River Riesling
Trophy for Best One Year Old Dry White Wine, 2011 Queensland Wine Show

Cellar Door

Sun: 11:00am till 4:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 4:00pm

The O’Leary Walker Cellar Door was completed and opened in 2010. The building is a blend of contemporary design and aesthetics combined with historical ironstone, natural woods and timbers. The Cellar Door is designed to be welcoming and provide our visitors with a relaxed, comfortable space in which to enjoy our wines, whilst taking in the sensational, seasonal and panoramic views of the Watervale Region of the Clare Valley.

We offer a full range of wines for tasting, selection of regional platters, fresh espresso coffee and cake. O’Leary Walker Wines is an ideal venue for a variety of events including corporate dinners, meetings, birthdays and weddings, catering for as few as 10 guests and up to 300 guests.

Open Public Holidays from 11am until 4pm.
Food - Restaurant

Sun: 11:00am till 4:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 4:00pm

Cuisine: Regional tasting platters

House made dip plates
Combo platter
Cheese plate

Fresh espresso coffee
House made cakes

Stocklist

Download the latest stocklist - Order Form Jan 2012.pdf

Distribution Information

Our wines are distributed nationally by Negociants Australia

Negociants South Australia
205 Grote Street
Adelaide SA 5000
T: 08 8112 4210

Negociants Western Australia
114 Radium Street
Welshpool WA 6106
T: 08 9333 4244

Negociants Queensland
120 Factory Road
Oxley QLD 4075
T: 07 3373 5788

Negociants New South Wales
‘Centrum Place’
6-8 Crewe Place
Rosebery NSW 2018
T: 02 8344 8288

Negociants Victoria
109-113 Hyde Street
Footscray Vic 3011
T: 03 9268 1750

International Sales Information

Not Available

Information Provided By: O'Leary Walker Wines
  • Event name:
    Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
    Date:
    19 May 2012 to 19 May 2012
    Time:
    10:00:AM to 16:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    Relax on the lawn or inside the warm cellar door to the acoustic, lounge tunes of Triplescore. Enjoy a glass of handcrafted award winning O’Leary Walker Wines with a spicy ‘Burra’ Saltbush lamb pie, rocket, sun-dried tomato and feta salad and ‘London Hill’ tomato relish or a Thai yellow ‘Spencer Gulf’ prawn curry with jasmine rice and bean-shoot salad. For a delicious treat try our Sweet Riesling with a sticky local quince and ginger pudding with vanilla custard or chocolate and Vintage Port soaked muscatel brownies with double cream. Fresh espresso coffee available all day.
  • Event name:
    Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
    Date:
    20 May 2012 to 20 May 2012
    Time:
    08:30:AM to 16:00:PM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    Enjoy a Sparkling Breakfast with a glass of ‘Hurtle’, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on toasted ciabatta or a B.L.T + E with ‘Mathies’ bacon, free range eggs and ‘London Hill’ spicy tomato relish on a Turkish roll. Lunch 11.30am - 4.00pm Pair a glass of handcrafted O’Leary Walker wine with a Burra Saltbush lamb pie served with rocket, sun-dried tomato and feta salad and spicy tomato relish or a Thai yellow prawn curry with jasmine rice and bean-shoot salad. For dessert indulge in a sticky local quince and ginger pudding with vanilla custard or chocolate and Vintage Port soaked muscatel brownies with double cream. Fresh espresso coffee available all day.
  • Event name:
    Where the Wild Wines are
    Date:
    27 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018
    Time:
    10:00:AM to 05:30:AM
    Price:
    $0.00
    Description:
    Join us at our Adelaide Hills Cellar Door For Crush Festival. Address: 18 Oakwood Road, Oakbank. WHERE THE WILD WINES ARE - Public event If you fancy a twirl under the eucalyptus tree, the breeze of the wet mist will keep you refreshed. Let your taste buds go wild, with Port Lincoln Octopus, Fleurieu Peninsula Lamb or Adelaide Hills Haloumi sourced by Locavore. Listen to acoustic music on the lush lawn, or perch yourself under the new pergola. Family friendly. PITCHING A GOOD TIME - Ticketed event With flowers and feathers in your hair, unwind under an open rustic bell tent. If you dare, peer out into the wild to discover intrinsic music. Retreat in your sanctuary and sink your teeth into a forage spread provided in your den. Thirst quenching drinks on arrival and our watering hole is only a hop, skip and jump away. Festival glass included. $50 pp, 10 - 15 people per bell tent.
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5R

Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 4.9%. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. 3.8%

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