Owner and winemaker, Tim Adams, began his career in the wine industry as a cellarhand at the Stanley Wine Company in 1975, steadily working his way through the ranks to become winemaker in 1981 following graduation. The first inclination to leave came in 1985, when Tim and his wife were approached by local cooper Bill Wray to form a partnership of the two families to make wine and small oak casks. The first wines under the Adams & Wray label were released in September 1986, by which time Tim had left the Stanley Wine Company. In May 1987 the Adams & Wray partnership was dissolved, and Tim and his wife Pam took full control of the renamed Tim Adams Wines. In late 1987 they purchased the existing winery site and opened the cellar door in January 1988.
The 2018 Pinot Gris displays opulent pear, lychee and peach flavours complemented by subtle citrus zest, fullness with fruit sweetness in the middle palate and cleansing acidity. A great food-wine; enjoy while it is young and vibrant, with Asian cuisine, seafood and salads. There certainly is no mistaking the variety in the bottle; this vintage is a classic example of our chosen style!
An extremely popular annual release from respected Clare producer Tim Adams and winemaker Brett Schutz. Its point of difference has always been a faint pink or, as the winery calls it, a “rose gold” tinge, a subtle result of the variety’s unusual grey-bronze skin colour. It’s immediately attractive in its cut and quartered apple and pear characters, nose to tail, with fabulous refreshing acidity underlying the whole line and length. More-ish beyond deliciousness. Rating: 94 Points; Tony Love; Taste
I know, I know, I’m not supposed to like pinot gris, aka pinot grigio in its more acidic Italian style, but I’ll make an exception for this beauty. It’s truly outstanding, from its slight salmon tinge through to the excellent balance of peach and pear flavours and acidity on the palate, which provides a great tasting experience. John Rozentals; The Weekender Herald
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