Skillogalee

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

David and Diana Palmer established Skillogalee in 1989, creating outstanding and varietally distinctive wines from their cool, high site. In 2002 the Palmers purchased next-door neighbour Waninga Vineyard with 30ha of 30-year-old vines, allowing an increase in production without any change in quality or style. David and Diana retired in July 2021, selling Skillogalee to the Clausen family. Talented winemaker Kerri Thompson (Wines by KT), who has long consulted to the Palmer family while making her own wines at Skillogalee, will take over in the cellar from the 2022 vintage. Exports to the UK, Switzerland, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. -JH

About

Skillogalee is a family-owned winery located in the heart of the picturesque Clare Valley in South Australia. The vineyards consist of 125 acres in the Sevenhill subregion, surrounded by rolling hills and expansive natural bushland of the Spring Gully Conservation Park. The winery and vineyards are run sustainably, minimising chemical use and cultivation, recycling organic waste, and utilising natural rainfall. All fruit is processed in the purpose-built onsite winery to produce authentic wines with minimal interventions to retain the integrity and regional identity of the fruit. Skillogalee specialises in hand-crafted, world-class wines with a focus on Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet varieties.

-JH

Specialities

Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Muscat -JH

Cellar Door

Information

The award-winning cellar door is set within the historic old stone settlers' cottage built in 1851 by Cornish miner, John Trestrail. The original cottage is surrounded by gardens and sweeping views over our picturesque estate vineyards. The cellar door is open daily for tastings and is connected to our restaurant allowing guests to sample some of the Clare Valley’s best local produce. -JH

Hours

9:30am - 5:00pm / 7-days -JH

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Food

Information

Located in the old stone settlers’ cottage built in 1851 is the Skillogalee Winery Restaurant. The historic cottage restaurant offers guests a chance to sample Skillogalee wines in the way they were intended to be enjoyed – with food in the heart of the beautiful Clare Valley. The emphasis of the menu is on interesting dishes reflecting seasonality of produce. Guests can enjoy their culinary delights on the verandah or under the shade of our old olive tree, overlooking the cottage gardens and vineyards – a wonderful slice of Australian countryside. -JH

Cuisine

Classic Australian and International -JH

Hours

9:30am - 5:00pm, 7 days -JH

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Accommodation

Information

Skillogalee boasts a selection of well-appointed, self-catering properties, including Skillogalee House, one of the most luxurious self-contained accommodation venues in the Clare Valley, and the family-friendly Owl and Wren Cottages. -JH

Facilities

Skillogalee House: 3 Bedroom (2x King, 1x Queen), open fire, luxurious freestanding 2 person bath, 2 bathrooms, open planned kitchen and dinning, 2 lounge areas, verandah and patio, generous breakfast provisions inc bacon, eggs, award winning local sausages, croissants, smoked salmon, fruit, chocolates, wine, cheese, fresh oranges to juice and much more, office with internet access,

Skillogalee's Owl Cottage: 3 Bedroom (2x Queen, 1x Twin Single), combustion wood fire, 2 lounge areas, verandah, generous breakfast provisions inc bacon, eggs, award winning local sausages, cheese plate, wine.

Skillogalee's Wren Cottage: 2 Bedroom (2x Queen, 1x Twin Single), combustion wood fire, verandah, generous breakfast provisions inc bacon, eggs, award winning local sausages, cheese plate, wine. -JH

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

https://www.skillogalee.com.au/about/distributors/

NEW SOUTH WALES
Fine Wine Specialist
Phone 1300 130 181
sales@tfws.com.au

VICTORIA
DWS (Melbourne) Pty Ltd.
Phone +61 3 9878 7848
Fax +61 3 9878 7812
d.w.s@bigpond.com

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Grape Expectations
Phone +61 8 9267 8516
skye@grapeexp.com.au

TASMANIA
David Johnstone & Associates
Phone +61 3 6234 9999
djohnsto@netspace.net.au

QUEENSLAND
Domain Wine Shippers
Evan +61 409 631 588
evanj@domwineship.com.au
-JH

International Sales Information

OVERSEAS

SWITZERLAND
Wyhus Ryf
Luckhalde 12B
Phone +41 31 721 0961
ryf@wyhus.ch

UNITED KINGDOM
Enotria Winecellars
Phone +44 208 961 4411
info@enotria.co.uk

CANADA,
Ontario
Worldwide Cellar
Phone +1 416 485 9904
nancy@worldwidecellar.com
-JH

Stockist

Available in restaurants, hotels, and retailers throughout Australia. -JH

Details

Skillogalee logo
Rating
Winemaker Kerri Thompson
Established 1970
Dozens 15 000
Vineyards (area) 51 ha
Viticulturist Brendan Pudney
Opening Hours 7 days 9.30-5
Address Trevarrick Road, Sevenhill via Clare, SA 5453
Telephone (08) 8843 4311
Website www.skillogalee.com.au