Reillys Blog


Below is a list of our latest blog posts, enjoy!

Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 6 August 2019  

 

 

While the warmer months are slowly creeping closer, there is a distinct chill in the air reminding us that winter is still very much here to stay for a while longer yet. What better way to beat the winter blues than to book a weekend getaway in the beautiful Clare Valley and wine, dine and stay at Reillys!

So, how should you spend your weekend in the Clare Valley? Check out this 3-day sample itinerary…

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Author: Dan Traucki   Date Posted: 13 June 2019  

Here's a great read from independent wine journalist Dan Traucki about his recent visit to our winery and cellar door, and about the centenary of our Old Bush Vine Grenache vineyard!

See more at http://www.wineassist.com.au/_blog/Blog/post/upcoming-centenary/

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Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 15 May 2019  

     

We are so humbled and delighted to have received yet another accolade for one of our aged Rieslings in The Advertiser today. The wonderful Katie Spain visited our Cellar Door recently and enjoyed our Long Lunch where she tasted our limited release Share:


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 21 March 2019  

  

It's Gourmet time again!

Join us on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May to enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, mouth watering menu by chef Annette and of course our range of red, white, sparkling and fortified wines from our estate vineyards!

Winemaker Long Table Dinner - SOLD OUT - 
Sat...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 6 March 2019  

If you love discovering new experiences at wineries and restaurants, then a visit to Reillys Cellar Door & Restaurant in the beautiful Clare Valley is a must!

We are thrilled to launch an exciting new food and wine experience - Reillys Long Lunch.

Relax, indulge and enjoy our specialised four course menu designed by our chef Annette and complemented by flights of our estate grown wines.

You will enjoy starter, main, cheese and dessert courses, selecting from mouth watering choices for both main...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 15 February 2019  

Are you thinking about sharing a special bottle of wine this weekend? Here three of our top recommendations and we are thrilled that Huon Hooke and Toni Paterson from The Real Review agree that these are three wines that are sure to impress!

2014 RCV 'Epitaph' Shiraz

Huon Hooke

"Very deep, dark red/black colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet co...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 31 January 2019  

  

We can’t quite believe that we are preparing for our 25th vintage this year! Time certainly flies when you’re as passionate as we are about what we do.

The winery team is prepping the winery for the crazy months ahead and finalising our upcoming bottlings of the 2017 premium reds which have been quietly maturing in barrels for past couple of years. Winemaker Justin and Viticulturalist Rob can be found in the estate vineyards...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 27 November 2018  

  

 

At the 2018 Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Awards, Justin and Julie Ardill and the team at Reillys Wines were thrilled and humbled to receive the RIESLING OF THE YEAR TROPHY for the Reillys 2011 Museum Release Watervale Riesling.

The 2011 is the second vintage of the Museum Release Rie...

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Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 21 November 2018  

On Monday 12th November 2018, Justin and Julie Ardill and the team at Reillys Wines were delighted to receive confirmation of TOP 100 WINES & BLUE-GOLD AWARD for their 2014 RCV ‘The Dancer’ Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition.

This is not the first time ‘The Dancer’ has received this prestigious award. Produced only when winemaker Justin Ardill judges the vintage to be of extremely high quality, this limited release wine has ...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 18 October 2018  

 

On Saturday 13th October 2018, owners of Reillys Wines Justin and Julie Ardill were thrilled to receive the TROPHY for CHAMPION SHIRAZ/SYRAH & Predominant Blends at the 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show awards dinner in Auckland for their 2016 Dry Land Shiraz.


In a category that was described by Competition Convenor Kingsley Wood as “simply outstanding, one of the finest line ups of wine that the judges will have ever faced here in New Zealand”, Reillys 2016 Dry Land Shiraz was aw...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 23 August 2018  

  

As we head into the last week of Winter and start feeling a hint of Spring in the air, we are reminded that Father's Day is just around the corner. (Although perhaps this reminder has less to do with the change of seasons and more to do with the adverts flooding our TV screens and news feeds!)

But Father's Day isn't all about socks, jocks and hardware vouchers, it's about spending time together, making a memory with that special some...


Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 26 July 2018  

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Author: Emma Purvis   Date Posted: 29 June 2018  

  

Being a Reillys Foundation VIP isn't just about getting a discount on your favourite wines - it's so much more than that as we were reminded at our recent Winemaker Dinner.

It's about a shared love for quality wines, an appreciation for the craftsmanship of an artisan winemaker and being a part of something that feels more like a fami...