We aim to produce the best examples of variety and place; Clare Valley rieslings which express dramatic differences between soft and hard rock sites, and uniquely sited cabernet from the coolest place in the region. We make the most of this unpolluted environment by working organically and are not afraid to use different wine making approaches to show each vineyard at its best. Each is a testament to this philosophy. Jeffrey Grosset
Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery producing nine highly regarded premium wines each vintage. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn in South Australia’s Clare Valley. There are four estate-owned vineyards; each is located in higher altitude country just north of the winery; each is certified organic and all fruit is hand-picked and processed through the organically certified winery at Auburn.
While in its fourth decade, annual production is capped at 11,000 cases (dozens), predominantly produced from twenty-two hectares of estate vineyards. Just 25% is exported, yet Grosset has developed a significant international profile by producing wines deemed consistently outstanding; benchmarks in their class.
Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty-seven years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards are hand tended (100% hand pruned, hand-picked) and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness. The winemaking process is gentle and uncomplicated. The result is the finest expression of variety and place.
In October 2016, Grosset Wines was named in the world’s ‘2016 Top 100 Wineries’ by Wine & Spirits (USA). In August 2017, James Halliday awarded Grosset Wines Australia’s 2018 “Best Value Winery‘.
Jeffrey Grosset, owner and founder, has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screwcap closures and privately funded research into the subject.
Jeffrey Grosset was voted the inaugural Australian Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller WINE in 1998, and is internationally recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 White Winemakers’ (Decanter, UK) and one of the ‘50 Most Influential Winemakers’ (Wine & Spirits, USA) in the world today.