South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

This is the personal venture of Kevin Mitchell and wife Kathleen Bourne, not an offshoot of Kilikanoon (see separate entry). The main targets are what Kevin describes as ‘modest, sustainable growth, working with the varieties that Clare does so well: riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, mataro, semillon, pinot gris, and of course, grenache’. Given he is a 3rd-generation Clare Valley grapegrower, procuring grapes from mates to supplement the estate shiraz, pinot gris and riesling should not be a problem. -JH


Drawing on his extensive background as a winemaker and having spent time working in vineyards around the globe, Kevin’s deep appreciation of how to harness the very best of the Clare Valley terroir, comes to life in his wines. Kevin Mitchell and his wife Kathleen, set about planting new Woodvale vineyards in 2006 with Pinot Gris and Riesling. Today, guided by generations of local horticultural and viticultural knowledge on both his father’s and mother’s side, and assisted in particular by his father Mort Mitchell, Kevin’s philosophy is to keep things small and discrete, giving each wine the chance to perfectly depict the characteristics of the Skilly Valley and the conditions and microclimates of each vineyard. Intervention is kept to a minimum, except to continually reinvest in the soils and the vines and to use a judicious hand in guiding and enhancing the journey from grape to glass. Kevin’s attention to detail, both in the vineyard and in the winery, was recognised with a debut five-star rating in its first Halliday Wine Companion review, with Woodvale being listed as one of the Top Ten New Wineries of 2018. These early successes have since been backed up by outstanding vintages year on year with a select range of varietals, including Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Semillon, Pinot Gris and Grenache. -JH


Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rose, Grenache, GSM, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz -JH

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

For information about distribution please contact Kevin at info@woodvalevintners.com.au. -JH

International Sales Information

For information about international sales please contact Kevin at info@woodvalevintners.com.au -JH


Direct from the Woodvale Vintners website or stocked at leading wine outlets including Cellarmasters, My Wine Guy, The Wine Collective, Just Wines, Nicks Wine Merchants, Cellarit Wine & Storage. -JH


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Winemaker Kevin Mitchell
Established 2014
Dozens 3000
Vineyards (area) 7 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address PO Box 54, Watervale, SA 5453
Telephone 0417 829 204
Website N/A