This has been a very successful venture for Adelaide cardiologist Justin Ardill and wife Julie, beginning as a hobby in 1994, but growing significantly over the intervening years. They now have vineyards at Watervale, Leasingham and Mintaro, growing riesling, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, grenache, tempranillo and merlot. The cellar door and restaurant were built between 1856 and 1866 by Irish immigrant Hugh Reilly; 140 years later they were restored by the Ardills, distant relatives of Reilly who have been making wines in the Clare Valley for a mere 20 years or so. Exports to Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, NZ, Hong Kong and China.
Established in 1993 by husband and wife Justin and Julie Ardill, Reillys Wines continues to be a family owned and operated business specialising in producing high quality Clare Valley wines.
Since the first vintage in 1994 was crushed by hand on the verandah of Reillys Cottage (which is now Reillys Cellar Door and Restaurant), Reillys has expanded production and now has a state of the art winery at Leasingham where all of our reds wines are produced by Justin Ardill and his winery team.
Our whites wines are produced off site due to space constraints at the Leasingham winery, however Justin still oversees their production.
All of our wines are created using fruit from our own vineyards in Watervale, Leasingham and Mintaro creating unique wines that truly reflect the Clare Valley terrior.