Knappstein winery: award-winning wines
Steeped in history and synonymous with the Clare Valley in South Australia, the Knappstein Enterprise Winery has enjoyed a long and revered reputation as a maker of premium wines since it was established in 1969.
Building on a rich heritage, Knappstein’s medal-winning wines reflect the true nature of the region, showcasing quality fruit at its purest and most vibrant.
A winery with identity
Since those pioneering days, the winemaking focus has always remained to showcase the quality of fruit from the individual soils and climates of the local vineyards. Put simply, it’s about respecting the individual growing sites, to create wines with identity and personality, shown through their expression of varietal and regional attributes.
The winemakers act as guardians of the vines, and caretakers of the wines. Their attention to details and stringent quality focus are at the heart of their winemaking approach. The style of their wines has naturally evolved into more medium-bodied, fruit-driven wines, that are inviting in their youth, yet also sophisticated with age.
Some of the best vineyards in the area
Producing wines with personality, they showcase varieties the region is famous for.
They are proud to be an important part of the well-known winemaking history in the Clare Valley
Having some of the best vineyards in the region, they are dedicated to a ‘distinguished vineyards’ philosophy. The cellar door and winery still operate in Clare from the original Enterprise Brewery building circa 1878, which is itself a listed heritage building and a major landmark of the Clare township.