The Pikes story began when Henry Pike emigrated from Dorset to South Australia in 1878 and established a family brewing business, Pikes Dorset Brewery in the Adelaide Hills. Many years later his great-grandson Edgar followed in his footsteps, setting up a wine business, which in 1984 became Pikes Wines, with Edgar’s sons Neil (winemaker) and Andrew (viticulturist) at the helm. Situated in the verdant Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley, the estate is renowned for its Clare Valley Riesling with the iconic Pike fish label.
In 1996, Pikes beer was reintroduced to the market and continues to be a small, but increasingly important part of the Pike family business.
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“As always with Neil’s wines you will be amazed at the kaleidoscopic beauty found in the bottle…” Matthew Jukes (of Riesling Traditionale)
• Largest selling Riesling in Australia over A$20
• 5* Winery James Halliday Wine Companion 2012 & 2014
• Named in Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines 2012
2014 White Mullet (Riesling/Fiano/Pinot Grigio/Viognier)
2014 Hills & Valleys Riesling
2014 Riesling Traditionale Decanter Magazine, May 15: 17.75/20 Highly Recommended
2013/14 The Merle Riesling 2013 Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 96 pts 2014 Decanter Magazine, May 15: 18.5/20 Outstanding
2011 Red Mullet (Shirz/Malbec/Merlot/Tempranillo)
2012 Los Companeros Shiraz/Tempranillo
2011 The Dogwalk Cabernet/Merlot
2012/13 Eastside Shiraz 2012 Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 93 pts