Shut the Gate Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

James' Review

Shut the Gate is the venture of Richard Woods and Rasa Fabian, which took shape after five years' involvement in the rebranding of Crabtree Watervale Wines, followed by 18 months of juggling consultancy roles. During this time Richard and Rasa set the foundations for Shut the Gate, with striking and imaginative labels (and parables) catching the eye. The engine room of the business is the Clare Valley, where the wines are contract-made and the grapes for many of the two ranges of wines are sourced. They have chosen their grape sources and contract winemakers with considerable care.

About

Shut The Gate Wines is the latest wine adventure from the Clare Valley’s Rasa Fabian and Richard Woods. Their new wine reflects their passion for targeting small parcels of individual vineyard fruit that display expressive and unique flavour profiles. The portfolio while Clare Valley centric also features “gypsy wines” from emerging premium regions.

This new range highlights the purity of the famous Clare Valley Rieslings alongside the elegance and power of Clare Valley Shiraz. Classic Italian varieties such as Sangiovese and Barbara provide savoury food friendly alternatives. Shut The Gate Wines are full of character, flavour and curiosity.

TATOUAGE RANGE
Single Site Wines sourced from premium low cropping individual vineyards in the sub regions of the Clare Valley, Polish Hill River Valley, Watervale and Leasingham. The occasional “gypsy wine” from Adelaide Hills and Wrattonbully may make guest appearances. Varietal finely crafted wines featuring traditional Rieslings, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Grenache and Shiraz a well as alternative varieties such as Sangiovese and Barbera. All of our wines are small parcels of distinctive regional styles. The Tatouage Range feature the stunningly beautiful hand drawn illustrations of London based artist Iain Macarthur, inspired by timeless fables about the importance of gates.
Eight varietal wines - RRP $25 - $45.

BEAUTE` ANIMALE RANGE
Soft, easy drinking styles of wine designed for enjoyment in the first few years from vintage. This range over delivers in flavour and complexity for more than a reasonable price. Small batch winemaking sourced from individual premium vineyard sites within the famous sub-region of Watervale in the Clare Valley. The range currently features the Rosie’s Patch Riesling, The Forager Shiraz, The Ripple Iron Sangiovese as well as a luscious “off dry” 22 G Blossom Riesling. RRP $20.

Their Cellar Door and Providore Store is housed in a historic cottage at the entrance to the beautiful Watervale village, Clare Valley, South Australia. Pop in for a chat, share some stories, a glass of local vino and chill in the garden. Visit their new Cellar Door recently opened in Berridale on the Jindabyne Rd in the NSW Snowy Mountains featuring wines from the alpine region of Tumbarumba. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

Contact: Richard Woods - Dreamer or Rasa Fabian – Gate Keeper
M 0488 243200
P 08 8843 0111
Cellar Door & Providore Store Clare Valley 2 Main North Rd, Watervale SA 5452.
Cellar Door & Providore Store Snowy Mountains 39 Jindabyne Rd, Berridale NSW 2628

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Winemaker Contract
Established 2013
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 10-4.30
Address 2 Main North Road, Watervale, SA 5452
Telephone 0488 243 200
Website N/A