Astralis

Astralis Syrah is an icon of Australian fine wine. An utterly world class expression of mercurial and effortless power where seamlessness and intricate detail highlight each vintage expression. Roman discovered this vineyard in 1990 and has pushed his belief that this Syrah terroir expression is among the very finest in the world to the n’th degree.

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Romas

Romas

Romas Grenache hails from a high altitude section of the famous Blewitt Springs sub district of McLaren Vale. Gnarly dry grown bush vines planted in the 1940’s are terraced across an Eastern facing rocky hill that features geology aged 750 – 1600 million years old. It is our belief this is one of the very best Grenache vineyards in the world.

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Pertaining to the Stars Astralis

Pertaining to the stars

“Seductive. It’s impossible to overstate the pleasure here.”
Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate

Pertaining to the Stars

Welcome to Clarendon Hills

Roman Bratasiuk founded Clarendon Hills in 1990 and embarked on a journey that would irreversibly change the landscape of the Australian wine industry. Trained as a Biochemist, Roman taught himself how to make wine. Roman’s deeply prophetic vision saw him introduce the single vineyard concept to Australian wine in 1990. Roman also pioneered the Australian Grenache category with the release of Australia’s first single vineyard, 100% Grenache: the 1991 Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Grenache. Roman also unearthed and discovered one of Australia’s greatest single vineyards with his discovery of the Astralis Syrah vineyard in Blewitt Springs in 1990. Roman’s undying dedication to his craft over the last 34 years and persistent pragmatic refinement across the last 3 decades has seen Clarendon Hills develop a world-wide, first-class reputation. Roman’s relentless work highlighting these remarkable old vine Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet vineyards spread throughout the Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub districts is something to behold.

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Clarendon Hills Grenache exclusively hails from the world class Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale. Roman was the first in Australia to begin making single vineyard Grenache from Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale and has been on in this pursuit of perfection since 1990.

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Our Terroir

The story of McLaren Vale’s terroir began over 1600 million years ago and today ancient fragments ripple across the greater region like a giant patchwork quilt. Close proximity to the Great Southern Ocean and St Vincent Gulf, in combination with incredible old vine material, indeed forge wines that express a unique liveliness that typify the regional expression. With freshness and bright natural acidity derived from the marine climate, there’s an exotic and kaleidoscopic luminescence to McLaren Vale’s wines. Clarendon Hills has devoted its focus over the last 3 decades to highlighting the very best terroirs of Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub districts.

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Our Terroir

The story of McLaren Vale’s terroir began over 1600 million years ago and today ancient fragments ripple across the greater region like a giant patchwork quilt. Close proximity to the Great Southern Ocean and St Vincent Gulf in combination with incredible old vine material indeed forge wines that express a unique liveliness that typify the regional expression. With freshness and bright natural acidity derived from the marine climate, there’s an exotic and kaleidoscopic luminescence to McLaren Vale’s wines. Clarendon Hills has devoted its focus over the last 3 decades to highlighting the very best terroirs of Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub districts.

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Deep dive in to all things Clarendon Hills related with all the latest new release announcements, wine critic scores, reports, editorial articles and also an internal marketing and events blog to keep you up to date with all the latest in the world of fine wine at Clarendon Hills.

Hallidays’ Wine Companion Grenache focus article
Wine Companion Editorial Article, May 11th 2024
The classically styled, understated beauty that is Liandra Syrah.

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Clarendon Hills Syrah’s are considered among not only the very best in Australia but also the world. In 1990, Clarendon Hills discovered arguably Australia’s greatest single vineyard Syrah with the Astralis Syrah. Over the years Clarendon Hills has also added a number of individual, yet utterly exceptional, single vineyard old vine expressions to the portfolio that exclusively hail from the Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub districts.

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Domaine Clarendon

Domaine Clarendon began as a unique project in 2003 to establish and propagate a winemaker-designed vineyard, that was unlike anything ever initiated before in Australian viticulture. Located on the McLaren Vale side of the cool climate Adelaide Hills wine region, it is the highest altitude vineyard in McLaren Vale.

Fast forward nearly 20 years, the success of the Domaine Clarendon Syrah ultimately lead to the addition of the Domaine Clarendon Grenache and Domaine Clarendon BDX, enhancing the suite of Domaine Clarendon wines.