Stone Bridge Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

‘From little things, big things grow’ is certainly true for Craig and Lisa Thomson, who planted 0.6ha of shiraz in 1997 and now own 85ha in 3 locations across the Clare Valley. They crush around 150t, more than 10 times their first batch in ’05 when they launched the Stone Bridge Wines label and cellar door. They make grenache, riesling, shiraz, malbec, pinot gris and sangiovese, along with sparkling wines made in the traditional method. Their winery is also a contract processing plant for local and interstate wine labels. Visitors to the rammed earth cellar door can enjoy pizza from the wood-fired oven made by Craig, a baker by trade. Exports to Canada, Denmark, Singapore and China. -JH

About

‘From little things, big things grow’ is certainly true for Craig and Lisa Thomson, who planted 1.5 acres of Shiraz vines in 1997 and now own 85 acres across three locations in the Clare Valley. Today they crush around 150 tonnes. Quality is at the heart of their operation, producing true-to-style, hand-crafted wines, including Grenache, Riesling, Shiraz, Malbec, Pinot Gris and Sangiovese, along with sparkling wines made in the traditional method. Their winery is also a contract processing plant for wine labels locally and interstate. A baker by trade, Craig hasn’t forsaken his first profession, with wood-oven pizzas completing the food and wine experience for visitors to their rammed-earth cellar door from September through to May every year. -JH

Specialities

Shiraz, Cabernet Malbec, Grenache Mataro, Sangiovese, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Moscato, Rose, Sparkling Pinot Gris, Sparkling Shiraz, Old Tawny, Fortified Shiraz, fortified Riesling -JH

Cellar Door

Information

Boutique cellar door, built from unique rammed earth. -JH

Hours

11am-4pm, Thursday to Monday -JH

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Food

Information

Outdoor dining only. Large deck under beautiful old oak tree -JH

Cuisine

Wood oven pizzas -JH

Hours

12pm-3pm September to May. Weekends only -JH

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

SA: Tod 0400 716 596
VIC: Lou 0419 383 411
NSW: Dion 0410 464 895 -JH

Stockist

Email stonebridgewines@bigpond.com for information -JH

Details

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Winemaker Craig Thomson, Angela Meaney
Established 2005
Dozens 3500
Vineyards (area) 85 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Thurs-Mon 11-4
Address 20 Gillentown Road, Clare, SA 5453
Telephone (08) 8843 4143
Website www.stonebridgewines.com.au