Pikes

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

Pikes is a family affair, established in the 1980s by Andrew, Neil and Cathy Pike with support from their parents Merle and Edgar. A generation on, Neil Pike has retired after 35 years as chief winemaker and Andrew’s sons Jamie and Alister have come on board (Jamie to oversee sales and marketing, Alistair to run the craft brewery that opened in ’14). The award-winning Slate restaurant opened in ’18, alongside a new tasting room. Riesling inevitably makes up half of all plantings; shiraz, cabernet, sangiovese, pinot grigio and tempranillo dominate the other half. Pikes’ flagship wines are the Merle Riesling and EWP Shiraz, named after Merle and Edgar, and only made in exceptional vintages. Exports to Hong Kong, China, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Poland, Japan, Sweden, Malaysia, Taiwan, New Zealand, the UK, Cyrpus, Philipinnes, France and the US.

About

Established by Neil, Andrew & Cathryn Pike in 1984, Pikes Wines have had a changing of the guard in early 2020. After 35 years as Chief Winemaker, Neil Pike made the decision to retire to exit the family business. Leaving brother, co-founder and viticulturalist Andrew Pike, his wife Cathryn, and their family to take the busines forward into its next phase. Next generation Pikes, Jamie (Sales & Marketing Director) and Alister (Pikes Beer Co Manager) have joined the company as shareholders. Long time Senior Winemaker Steve Baraglia picks up the reigns of Chief Winemaker, assisted by Senior Winemaker Andrew Kenny. A recent addition to the business, SLATE Restaurant opened in late 2018 and has proven to be one the regions finest eateries, winning an Australian Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat. Although best known for Riesling, the 400 - 450m elevation estate has plantings of 20 different varieties all planted on the slate soils of Polish Hill River.

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Details

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Winemaker Andrew Pike
Established 1984
Dozens 50 000
Vineyards (area) 130 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-4
Address 233 Polish Hill River Road, Sevenhill, SA 5453
Telephone (08) 8843 4370
Website www.pikeswines.com.au