LOCATED IN THE RENOWNED MCLAREN VALE REGION
Cape Barren wines are produced from vineyards
particularly hand selected for their exceptional quality
and consistency. Our reds are produced from the world
renowned McLaren Vale region, from vines older than
These seriously old vines produce wines of supreme
concentration and complexity not seen in younger
vines. It is this history on which our future lies.
With its picturesque and undulating terrain, and
maritime climate, McLaren Vale is one of the finest
regions in the world for grape-growing — especially for
Shiraz and Grenache. The long warm summers are
cooled by afternoon sea breezes, resulting in very mild
nights, and controlled ripening and flavour development.
The whites are sourced from Adelaide Hills vineyards
grown above 400m from sea level.
Here the temperatures drop dramatically, especially at
night, and the soils can be demanding and unforgiving,
leading to smaller, more intensely flavoured fruit.
The region is a veritable maze of valleys and glens,
with a criss-cross of slopes which offer every conceivable
aspect and micro-climate variation. This not only makes
the region both charming and strikingly beautiful — but