Steeped in history and synonymous with the Clare Valley in South Australia, the Knappstein Enterprise Winery has enjoyed a long and revered reputation as a maker of premium wines since it was established by Tim Knappstein in 1969.
Since those pioneering days, the winemaking focus has always remined to showcase the quality of fruit from the individual soils and climates of the local vineyards. Put simply, it’s about respecting the individual growing sites, to create wines with identity and personality, shown through their expression of varietal and regional attributes.
Our winemakers act as guardians of the vines, and caretakers of the wines. Their attention to detail and stringent quality focus are at the heart of our winemaking approach. The style of our wines has naturally evolved into more medium-bodied, fruit-driven wines, that are inviting in their youth, yet also sophisticated with age.
We are proud to be an important part of the well-known wine making history in the Clare Valley. Having some of the best vineyards in the region, we are dedicated to a 'distinguished vineyards' philosophy. With the full control of vineyard management and our long-term commitment to these sites, we have forged the company's reputation as one of Australia's leading premium wine brands.
The cellar door and winery still operate in Clare from the original Enterprise Brewery building circa 1878, itself a listed heritage building and a major landmark of the Clare township.