Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache
Thorn Clarke
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

The Single Vineyard Selection range focuses on single site, small batch wines, highlighting the true characteristics of each individual variety. Each block is hand selected by our winemaker and viticulturist each year, choosing the wines that best reflect the strengths of each individual vintage.

The vines sit in good sandy soils nestled below the ranges on the eastern side of the Barossa, enjoying cooling evening, gully winds and a temperature climate.

The wine is ruby in color with purple hues. Brimming with bright fruit notes of wild strawberries & cherry and backed up by subtle spice of white pepper. On the palate, the fruit continues with further notes of raspberries and plum with a hint of French oak. A juicy medium bodied red that has a delicate and complex finish.

Barossa Valley
Wine Type
100% Grenache
Age of vines
60 years old
Soil type
sandy soils
This wine has had partial whole bunch fermentation in 4 tonne open fermenters for a duration of 10 days on skins. The wine was then pressed off to 15% New French oak barrels and matured for 18 months prior to being racked for bottling. This wine has had no filtration.

Reviews and News

2020 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 93 PTS - JS

2020 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A grower-sourced grenache from older-vine material (two parcels, 70 and 90-year-old) on the Nuriootpa sands, this has a very attractive nose with blood-orange and red-berry fruit, as well as plum and some gently earthy elements. A little sappy edge adds interest. The palate has a deliciously detailed feel with concentrated, supple red-plum and cherry flavors on offer. So delicious now. Screw cap."

- James Suckling (November 2021), 93 pts

2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 95 PTS - HWC

2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 95 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"60yo vines, partial whole bunch fermentation,10 days on skins, pressed to French oak (15% new)for 18 months maturation. The medley of forest floor fruits (wild strawberry, raspberry) with very good length and balance."
- Halliday Wine Companion (August 2020), 95 pts

2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 91 PTS - WA

2018 Thorn Clarke Single Vineyard Grenache - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"From 60-year-old vines on the eastern side of the Barossa, Thorn-Clarke's 2018 Single Vineyard Selection Grenache includes 25% whole bunches and matured in 15% new French oak. Exotically perfumed, with scents of redcurrants, orange pekoe, red peppercorns and bay leaves, it's full-bodied but silky. There's a trace of warmth on the finish, not enough to detract in a major way, but I would opt for drinking this wine young as a result. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2020), 91 pts

Producer Information: Thorn Clarke

The name Thorn-Clarke represents the union between two families with deep roots in the Barossa Valley and six generations of grape growing. Cheryl Clarke’s (née Thorn) family were some of ...
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