Our Story

Crafting fine wines from the Clare Valley that reflect our sites' terroir and personality

Kirrihill is a boutique winery cultivating fine wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Kirrihill specialises in Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red wine varietals that capture the terroir of South Australia’s Clare Valley.

Founded in 1998 by long-time friends and locals, Sean Edwards and Rob Stanway, Matthew Lawson joined the company in 2011 as CEO and Commercial & Export Director, becoming an owner in 2017, rounding out the partnership.

Our focus is on the pursuit of growing the best quality fruit possible, whilst managing the vineyards sustainably and respecting the individual sites. The micro-climates within the three small valleys that make up the Clare Valley region provide our winemakers with a diversity of fruit to produce elegant wines, particularly aromatic Rieslings, which speak profoundly of their place.

Sitting atop the ‘Golden Mile’, a stretch of rare ‘terra rossa’ soil, our highly acclaimed Schobers Vineyard is one of the most distinguished red wine producing vineyards in Australia. Contour planted on rolling hills at the southern tip of Clare Valley, Schobers Vineyard consistently produces Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines of great complexity, which are rich in concentration with distinctive Clare Valley character.

With over 500 domestic and international accolades since our first vintage in 2000, we are committed to crafting wines of exceptional quality, ultimately to enjoy and share.

Click here to watch the "Cellar Door" program to learn all about Kirrihill, the Clare Valley, our wines and our team.