People and passion: the foundation for Kirrihill Wines. A young crew of winemakers looking to make a mark through dedication to quality and innovation. Calling the pristine Clare Valley of South Australia home, they also draw on expressive vineyards across the Clare region as well as selected cool climate pickings from the Adelaide Hill. Working with nature during the critical ripening period and harvest is a determining factor in premium winemaking, allowing flexibility in caring for the smallest parcel of handpicked fruit while effortlessly handling a selection of classic regional and alternative premium grape varieties. Hardly an overnight success however the Kirrihill wine quality continues to be a wonderful “serendipity” moment for wine lovers.

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The Trophy

Walter Clappis has been making wine for 30 years and is considered one of Australia's most outstanding Winemakers, being the only Winemaker to have ever won the Dan Murphy Trophy three times. During the 20 years Walter owned Ingoldby Winery, he amassed a total of 37 trophies and 124 gold medals, including the highly prestigious Bushing King Award for the most outstanding red wine and most recently the 2009 Hedonist Shiraz was awarded Australia's best export wine of the year, winning the prestigious George Mackey Memorial Trophy. It was chosen from more than 14,500 wines by an expert panel.

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