Police in South Australia have released CCTV footage believed to show burglars stealing 2,000 bottles of Australian wine from Cardinham Estate in Clare Valley.

Thieves stole 160 cases of Cardinham Estate‘s wine from a shed at the property at around 3am on 15 July, said South Australia police.

Wine stolen is believed to span the past 15 vintages at Cardinham, which was founded in 1981 and has won several awards for its Clare Valley Riesling.

But, thieves unwittingly found themselves on CCTV footage and police this week released still images of the burglarly in an attempt to catch those responsible.

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South Australia police release CCTV footage fo Clare Valley wine burglarly.

Once out of the shed, the burglars loaded the wine on to a trailer towed by what looked like a light coloured Ford Fairlane Ghia sedan manufactured between 1999 and 2003, said police.

Officers urged anyone with information to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline.

Cardinham Estate has vineyards dating back to the 1860s. It has 50 hectares of vines in total, covering nine different grape varieties.

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