Claymore Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

Claymore Wines is the venture of Anura Nitchingham, a medical professional who imagined this would lead the way to early retirement (which, of course, it did not). In ’96 a 16ha block at Penwortham was purchased and planted to shiraz, merlot and grenache; the first wines were made in ’97. Since then their portfolio has expanded to approximately 57ha, including 5 additional sites dotted from Auburn to Watervale, with vine ages ranging from 30–80+ years. The wine labels are inspired by music that moves them: U2, Pink Floyd, Prince and more. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Riesling, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, cabernet malbec

Cellar Door


Intimate seated tastings, modern wines, old-school hospitality, regional produce platters, pet-friendly, with indoor and outdoor tasting areas.
Bookings are appreciated for groups over 10.


Mon–Sat 11–5, Sun & public hols 11–4

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details



Regional tasting platters available.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

NSW: Fisher Fine Wines
Vic: Boutique Wines of the World
NT: Thomas Chin
WA: Tirage Wines
Qld: LG Wine and Liquor
SA: Options Craft Liquor Merchants

International Sales Information

Canada (Ontario): FWM Wine Beer & Spirits
Canada (Quebec): Amphora Vins Fins et Spriteueux
Canada (Atlantic Provinces): Atlantic Spirits & Wines
Canada (Alberta): Pavao Imports
US: ACE Wine & Spirits
Poland: Kondrat Wine
UK: Tilleys Wines
Germany: Wine in Motion GmbH
Denmark: WineScout APS
Finland: Solera
Norway: Engelstad
Philippines: Zen Asia
NZ: Powerhouse Wine Co


Dan Murphy's, BWS, various others on premise and off


Winemaker Adam Clay
Region Clare Valley
Address 7145 Horrocks Way, Leasingham, SA 5452
Established 1998
Dozens 35 000
Vineyards (area) 50 ha
Opening Hours Mon–Sat 11–5, Sun & public hols 11–4
Telephone (08) 8843 0200