Hot 100 Wines of SA 2019-2020" The Adelaide Review
"Best Buy Wines $20 and under" "The Clare V ralley is not the first place you might think of when compiling a list of great South Australian grenache regions; Barossa and McLaren Vale would spring to mind sooner. But the variety does have a long history in Clare, and can produce bold red wines here, albeit often with a distinctly regional dark, sinewy edge. This has a hint of that chewiness but it's mostly about up-front, floral raspberry fruit and spicy, medium-bodied easy drinkability at a good price." Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Aug/Sept '19
"Grown on the Rogers Vineyard, fermented for a week on skins with gentle pressings included. No oak. It's an eye-catching colour, not overly deep but vivid. Fresh, sweetish aromas of musky perfume and red confectionery in the bouquet. On the light side of medium-bodied, it's buoyant and ripe-fruited with a twist of gentle astringency to finish. Good value." 91pts - Steven Creber -Halliday Wine Companion
"(...) a mouthful of jubey raspberries and anise..." "Clare Valley Grenache at a snip of a price. The thing here is that it’s bright and juicy. Clare Valley Grenache is often neither; it’s often dull and plodding. This wine offers a mouthful of jubey raspberries and anise but also a strike of dry, orange-flecked spice. It has tannin too, tense and dry. It’s light but it’s a good wine." 90pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
About the Winery
Mr. Mick Wines is named after the late K.H. (Mr. Mick) Knappstein, an Australian winemaking legend and Tim Adams’ mentor and friend. Tim and his wife Pam are proud custodians of the landmark property at 7 Dominic Street, Clare, that now bears his name and houses a renowned restaurant, cellar door and gallery. Tim and the winemaking team continues Mr. Mick’s philosophy of making "affordable wines for everyone to enjoy".
Tim Adams' formative years were spent in South Australia's Clare Valley. As a Clare lad growing up among pioneering grape growers and winemakers, it was no surprise that in his final year of school Tim eschewed studying in favour of writing to Clare Valley wineries seeking employment. The recipient of one such letter was Mr Mick Knappstein at the Stanley Wine Company, which led to Tim securing a position as winery cellar hand in 1975.