Single Vineyard - Clare Valley

About Us

Single Vineyard – Estate Grown

Perched high on the hills surrounding the township of Clare sits the vineyard of ‘The Lone Kiwi’

Our small, family owned vineyard enjoys one of the highest altitudes in the Clare Valley. Cool nights coupled with warm sunny days create the perfect microclimate to grow our Riesling and Cabernet.

Family owned - Clare Valley

A chance meeting leads all roads to Clare!

Tim and Ange had a chance meeting in a small town called Methven on New Zealand’s South Island in the late 90’s. Ange was on a skiing holiday and Tim was a local.

Ange was an Eyre Peninsula girl living in Sydney at the time, and convinced Tim she could obtain tickets to the forthcoming Bledisloe Cup.  This encouraged him to fly over and visit her. Of course she couldn’t get tickets to the well and truly sold out game, so Tim needed to be content with watching the game on a TV, in a pub full of Aussies!

The rest as they say is history. When given the opportunity to work in the Clare Valley South Australia they took up the challenge and bought a 25 acre block of land just east of the Clare township.

Three children, four pets and a small vineyard are now a part of their story. The most difficult of these to manage? It varies day to day!

Copyright © 2017 Ruddenklau Wines. All rights reserved.