Shut the Gate Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

Shut the Gate is the venture of Richard Woods and Rasa Fabian, which took shape after 5 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; the 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 wines are sourced. They have chosen their grape sources and contract winemakers with considerable care.


Shut The Gate Wines is a small premium wine producer specializing in single site batch wines from primarily the Clare Valley but also the NSW cool climate areas of Tumbarumba and Hilltops regions.
Their wines are distinctively regional and are a combination of classic varietals and emerging alternative varieties. With portfolio spanning seventeen different wines, Shut The Gate has a formidable quiver of choice.


Riesling, fiano, gewurztraminer, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, negroamaro, barbera, tempranillo, grenache, shiraz

Cellar Door


Their award winning Cellar Doors have built a reputation for being a comfortable yet quirky tasting experience with beautiful fit outs and engaging staff.

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.

Shut The Gate Cellar Door Clare Valley 8453 Main North Rd, Clare SA 5453 Bookings Phone 08 8843 4114 Open Daily 10am – 4.30pm.

Shut The Gate Snowy Mountains 39 Main North Rd, Berridale NSW 2628 Bookings Phone 02 6456 4601 Open Daily 10am – 5pm.


Clare Valley open 7 days 10am - 4.30pmSnowy Mountains open 7 days 10am - 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Shut The Gate Providore Store specialises in local and / or imported quality gourmet produce. Ideal for picnics or B&B home dining.


Both of our Cellar Doors feature The Little Grocer outlets specialising in gourmet providore.


Open 7 days 10am - 4.30pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

SA Muster Wine Co
NSW Budburst
QLD Bouchon

International Sales Information

Contact Rasa Fabian 0488 243 200


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Winemaker Contract
Established 2013
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) N/A
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Clare Valley, 7 days 10-4.30, Snowy Mountains, 7 dates 10-5
Address Clare Valley 8453 Main North Rd, Clare 5453 SA Snowy Mountains Berridale, 39 Jindabyne Rd, Berridale NSW 2628
Telephone 0488 243 200