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Penfolds Grange vineyard up for sale

CLARIFICATION: In the following story we ran an image featuring a barrel from McLaren Vale producer Clarendon Hills Winery. This may have given the impression that Clarendon Hills Winery, and not Clarendon Vineyard, was for sale. We would like to make clear that Clarendon Hills Winery is not for sale and that its only connection with Clarendon Vineyard is as a purchaser of selected parcels of grapes: three of Clarendon Hills Winery’s 19 wines are sourced from Clarendon Vineyard.

Clarendon Vineyard and Winery is up for sale for more than A$10m

The Australian vineyard, at the northern end of McLaren Vale, has supplied fruit for some of Australia’s most lauded wines, including Penfolds Grange and Eileen Hardy Shiraz.

Also the source of the Clarendon Hills and Hickinbotham brands, it was featured by Robert Parker in his book The World’s Greatest Wine Estates.

Clarendon was established in the 1970s by building tycoon Alan Hickinbotham and includes 186ha of land, of which 83ha are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.

The property also includes a ‘boutique’ winery and two houses – a stone mansion known as The White House and designed by architect Rob Cheesman, and the underground Earth Shelter House created by German architect Gerhard Schurer.

Expressions of interest for the property are due to close on 7 December.

Written by Richard Woodard

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