Clare Tours
Armagh Vineyard Exclusive wine experience and lunch

Armagh Vineyard Exclusive wine experience and lunch

By Jim Barry Wines
This is a rare opportunity to visit and be immersed in one of Australia's most renowned vineyards. Hosted by a member of the Barry Family, guests will be treated to back vintages of 'The Armagh Shiraz' no longer available to the general public as well as delicious food from distinguished local chef, Guy Parkinson.

Ages 18-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Private transportation
  • back vintage tasting, featuring 6 vintages of 'The Armagh' Shiraz
  • three-course lunch with matching wines copy of 'Jim Barry: A lifetimes work' valued at $100
  • 1 bottle of current vintage 'The Armagh' Shiraz signed by Peter Barry, valued at $350

  • 33 Craig Hill Rd, Clare SA 5453, Australia
    All experiences begin at our Jim Barry Wines cellar door
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 245851P1

    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Experience is not appropriate for children of any age
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 245851P1

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    • Jim Barry Wines
      Joined in April 2008
    • xavierk223
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jim Barry’s hospitality is unmatched.
      My partner and I went in the florita tasting experience and had one of the best experiences we’d had all trip. Not only was the wine exceptional and paired with an amazing cheese board, the host Olivia, treated us like family. We came away feeling more knowledgeable about the wines and region as well as experiencing that famous local hospitality. We cannot thank Jim Barry, and especially Olivia enough for such a special little escape. We certainly will be back.
      Written 22 June 2024
    • N9586HZstevene
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      More than a Quick Stop.
      The setting is great, well presented. After a slow start our host warmed up to the guests, shared fantastic stories and facts about the history, wine making and the special wines. The wines are very good, the service better and the presentation even better. Definitely recommended for more than a quick stop.
      Written 14 April 2024
    • anthonylW7950WQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tasting
      A young guy served us but he was obviously keen and had very good knowledge. This meant we had the opportunity to talk in depth about the wines and about others not tasted. We had an excellent tasting of some lovely wines. We were also fortunate to get to meet the man himself: Jim Barry.
      Written 26 February 2024
    • 883eugenel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lives up to it's reputation with amazing riesling but also fabulous red wine.
      Simple cellar door layout, nothing fancy. Our tasting guide was very helpful, knowledgeable and generous with tastes of wine not on the list like aged riesling and even a vintage Armagh. It's easy to see why Clare Valley is so famous. The Armagh was amazing. I certainly agree with the notion that 2 Armaghs are better value for money than one Grange!
      Written 19 December 2023
    • PerZee
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great wines and George rocks.
      Immersion tasting w the Darling Wife and Learning Daughter. Fabulously presented by George who managed us and various multitudes who drifted into the tasting room over the course of events with aplomb. I bought way too much wine as a result.
      Written 22 September 2023
    • lorrainelawrie
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice wines and excellent service
      We had a really good tasting here. The person helping us was quite knowledgeable about their wines and we liked most of them but chose two to bring home that we really liked.
      Written 25 May 2023
    • P7991QIdavidm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jim Barry wines with George
      Arrived late Easter Sunday to find George providing excellent service and knowledge of the great Jim Barry wines. Well done George- thanks much
      Written 9 April 2023
    • Benson0703
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Round Trip (Florita & Armagh)
      This was amazing, a truly personal experience with the effervescent Olivia Barry hosting us, introducing her dad, the legendary Peter Barry. Together they are the most genuine & generous people, who went out of their way to make this a truly memorable visit - recognising our appreciation for their deep family history & links to the terroir of the Clare. We toured the winery, then it was off to the high country Lodge Hill vineyard where they grow Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon & Assyrtiko (from cuttings obtained by Peter in Santorini). Spectacular countryside. Then we were off to the lovely Sevenhill church of St Aloysius. Olivia then took us onto Clos de Clare, the beautiful Florita Vineyard for a Riesling vertical tasting. This was great. Well tendered vineyard & gardens (great work Lloyd). After that, we had an absolutely top class 7 course lunch at the historic Watervale Hotel (superbly renovated building, outstanding food & hospitality). After lunch, we visited the Armagh Hut, for the next highlight - a tasting of the famous Jim Barry red wines (including Pb, Benbournie, McRae Wood), with tastings of 2 vintages of The Armagh - outstanding experience. Best day ever!
      Written 31 March 2023
    • P2708ZXianc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Essential wine visit at the Clare Valley
      Cathy and George at the Cellar door tasting were outstanding hosts. We were also extremely fortunate to meet Peter Barry, current owner and son of the original winemaker, Jim Barry. Peter gave us an extraordinary insight to the history and current activity. It was a great privilege to become his guests. The wines are outstanding and we left with bottles of Wolta Wolta (a Riesling collaboration with Germany) and Armagh, the top Shiraz. Jim Barry wines not to be missed at the Clare Valley.
      Written 3 January 2023
    • 124dic
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must visit in Clare
      Just wanted to compliment Cathy who hosted our tasting today, She was so knowledgeable and interesting. Made us feel very welcome and a great representative of the winery. Wines were amazing!
      Written 9 April 2022
    • 619jeffry
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Reds are best
      The Clare Valley is best known for its white wines, especially riesling. It is said that riesling should have an edge to it, but sometimes I think it's just under ripe, I think the Jim Barry reds are the pick of the bunch, particularly the shiraz We were passing through, but I'm glad we stopped off.
      Written 28 February 2022
    • SplodgeInternational
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jim Barry collectors tasting experience- amazing
      Olivia drove all the way from Adelaide to give just myself a 2 hr full Jim Barry tasting. Amazing service, so much interesting info and perspectives whilst not being pushy at all. Wonderful wines, so interesting to compare Coonawarra to Clare and of course the amazing Armagh, with the 2012 being my personal favourite. Thank you Olivia, we will be recommending you and Jim Barry wines to all our friends.
      Written 25 February 2022
    • schreiby
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must visit when in Clare!
      We love visiting Jim Barry wines. The people are always super friendly and of course the wine selection is varied so everyone is bound to find something they like! Some wineries don't give you the story behind their wines but Olivia Barry, Brand Ambassador, has so many wonderful stories to tell that it really adds to the whole experience. It is one of the MUST visit wineries when visiting Clare.
      Written 19 August 2021
    • DawnieLouise
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t get FOMO
      We had just ridden some of the Riesling trail and on our way back into town we swung into Jim Barry. We have tasted some of this wine but never actually gone to the cellar door. We were missing out. The wine is incredible and the personal service from Olivia was outstanding. Don’t get FOMO you need to visit this place when your are in the Clare
      Written 14 August 2021
    • fitzpat214
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really professional and friendly
      We visited the Cellar Door Sat and had a fantastic experience with Olivia. Her front of house personality shone and we tried a good selection of wines and purchased. The wine offering is diverse and well worth a visit. The tasting fee is most appropiate and the wines difficult to choose which one(s) to purchase :) Keep doing what you do well Olivia, we had a great time, good wine, nice ambiance and was a bonus to have a family member present the wines. We will be back next year and look for your wines here in a reputable retail store when not back in Clare. Well worth the visit for the wines and experience AND the view.
      Written 26 June 2021
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
    Very good

    Peter E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    We have done a lot of tastings in SA, VIC and Tas, and this 2 hour tasting was the best that we have ever experienced. Colourful and detailed conversation with Olivia, with each of the 15 wines tasted and with some comparisons between their Clare and Coonawarra wines.
    Olivia was the most charming and intelligent host with so many stories of her brothers, father and grandfather and could not have done more to make us feel more welcome.
    Will be recommending to all in Melbourne to go and experience
    Thank you Olivia. We will be back and bringing friends.
    Collette and Peter
    Written 1 December 2021
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    Hi Collette and Peter, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We will be sure to pass your feedback on to Olivia and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards, The JBW team
    Written 14 February 2022
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    David S
    Adelaide, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2023 • Friends
    great wine and great family with a personal touch A winery and family that cater for all. including accommodation as required
    Written 15 June 2023
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    Thanks for taking the time to review your visit- we certainly appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers!
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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