Single Vineyard - Clare Valley

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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

Triumph, tragedy and a lasting legacy

Tim and Ange Ruddenklau 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!

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.

In late 2021 tragedy struck our family. We were devastated to lose Tim Ruddenklau, our Director, Founder, Husband and Father from a sudden catastrophic brain aneurysm.

Tim’s legacy lives on through Ange and their three children. The small vineyard once lovingly tended by Tim is still producing premium fruit and fine wine.

He would love nothing more than to see people enjoying the fruits of his labour.

Please raise a glass….!

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