South Australia | Clare Valley

James' Review

Owned by the Pike brothers: Andrew was for many years the senior viticulturist with Southcorp, Neil was a winemaker at Mitchell. Pikes now has its own winery, with Neil presiding. In most vintages its white wines, led by Riesling, are the most impressive. Planting of the vineyards has been an ongoing affair, with a panoply of varietals, new and traditional. The Merle is Pikes’ limited-production flagship Riesling. Exports to the UK, the US, China, and other major markets.


Winemaker Neil Pike, Steve Baraglia
Established 1984
Dozens 35 000
Vineyards (area) 73 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-4
Address Polish Hill River Road, Sevenhill, SA 5453
Telephone (08) 8843 4370
Website www.pikeswines.com.au