Kilikanoon Wines

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Clare Valley

Wine Tasting at Kilikanoon

Kilikanoon Wines, established in 1997 by winemaker and proprietor Kevin Mitchell, is a testament to the rich viticultural heritage of South Australia's Clare Valley. Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Penwortham, Kilikanoon embodies the essence of Clare Valley terroir through its meticulously selected vineyard sites, including the renowned Mort's Block. Drawing from a lineage of grape growers, Kevin, alongside his father Mort Mitchell, has crafted a portfolio of wines that are both a reflection of the unique microclimates of the Clare Valley and a tribute to their family's deep connection to the land. The winery's philosophy, centred on the powerful elegance and masterful composition of its wines, is a direct result of Kevin's lifelong fascination with terroir and his commitment to expressing the distinct regional and varietal definition through each bottle.

Despite its relatively recent foundation, Kilikanoon has quickly established itself as a beacon of quality in the Clare Valley, producing a diverse range of wines including Pinot Gris, Riesling, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines are crafted to showcase the vibrant fruit, natural acidity, and elegant tannin structure that are characteristic of the Clare Valley's diverse terroir, which ranges from terra rossa soils over limestone to black alluvial soils in the lower lying areas. The diurnal temperature variation of the valley - hot days and cool nights - plays a crucial role in the development of the grapes, allowing Kilikanoon to produce wines that are both powerful and elegant, beautifully balanced and reflective of their place of origin.

Visit Kilikanoon in Clare Valley

Kilikanoon's Cellar Door, located in the heart of the Clare Valley, offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests to explore the winery's award-winning portfolio. Open daily, the cellar door welcomes visitors to discover the diversity of Clare Valley wines through tailored tasting experiences such as the Revelation Experience and the Diversity of Clare. These tastings provide an intimate look into the unique terroir and winemaking philosophy behind Kilikanoon's celebrated wines. The Cellar Door is designed to accommodate all guests, including those with pets and accessibility needs, and offers indoor seating for a comfortable tasting experience regardless of the weather. Cheese pairings and guided tours are available, enhancing the visit with deeper insights into the winery's operations and the chance to explore the beautiful vineyard surroundings.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Kilikanoon:

Book a tasting at Kilikanoon

Bookings are strongly recommended for all tasting experiences at Kilikanoon Wines, ensuring that each guest can fully engage with the winery's offerings in a setting that is both personal and informative. The Revelation Experience, priced at $100 per person, invites guests to delve into the pinnacle of Kilikanoon's portfolio in the private Revelation Lounge, while the Diversity of Clare tasting, at $20 per person, offers a broad overview of the winery's range. For larger groups, Kilikanoon ensures a tailored experience that caters to the group's size and preferences, with direct contact with the cellar door advised for arranging such visits. These policies reflect Kilikanoon's commitment to providing an exceptional visit for every guest, highlighting the unique characteristics of the Clare Valley through its distinguished wines.

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