O'Leary Waler Winemakers

O’Leary Walker Wines was established in 2000 by David O’Leary and Nick Walker. With more than 20 years of experience each and established reputations for making premium wines with big companies, these long-time friends decided to take control of their own destinies and began to craft small batches of wine from some of the best vineyards in South Australia.

Vineyard site selection is essential to producing wines with depth, character and regional personality. With a winery and cellar door in Leasingham, O’Leary Walker Wines also sources fruit from other premium grape-growing districts, including Adelaide Hills,

Opened in 2010, O’Leary Walker Wines’ cellar door is a blend of contemporary design with historical ironstone and natural wood. It is designed to provide visitors with a relaxed, comfortable space to enjoy wines, while taking in the sensational panoramic views of the Watervale region. The winery offers a full range of wines for tasting, as well as a selection of regional platters, coffee and cake.

O’Leary Walker Wines continues to build an enviable reputation for producing premium award winning, internationally-acclaimed regional wines at affordable prices.

O’Leary Walker Wines has been judged as a 5-star winery by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. In both 2012 and 2013, the winery received the Cellar Door of the Year Award at the Clare Valley Regional Wine Show.

TASTING NOTES

2015 O’Leary Walker Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

Harvested in the cool of night at the Polish Hill River vineyard, this certified-organic riesling is steely and lean. Intensely-flavoured, elements of honey blossom, lime and mineral characters combine to give the wine a long, fine and seamless palate. This is a wine that is eminently drinkable now, but will be enjoyable for many years to come.

2015 O’Leary Walker Wines Watervale Riesling

Low yields and vines more than 40 years old produced grapes of intense lemon and lime characteristics with the trademark Watervale steely acid backbone. This wine is enjoyable for all its freshness and vivacity now, or can be cellared confidently for many more years.

2013 O’Leary Walker Wines Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is made from low-yielding cabernet grown in the Amargh and Polish Hill River regions of Clare Valley. The bouquet displays powerful jube and blackcurrant fruit. The palate is layered and flavoursome with vibrant fruit characters, balanced with a finish displaying wonderful fine, long tannins.

2010 O’Leary Walker Wines Claire Reserve Shiraz

This shiraz is only made in years when the stars align to ensure a truly special wine. The 120-year-old dry-grown vines produce a powerful Clare Valley shiraz, showing blackberry spice on the nose, with French vanilla oak and intense deep fruit. This wine will age gracefully for many years. Named in honour of David’s mother – the driving force behind his foray into the industry.

  • Getting There: Horrocks Highway,
  • Suburb: Leasingham
  • Phone: (08) 8843 0022
  • Fax: (08) 8843 0004
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.olearywalkerwines.com
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–4:00pm Monday to Saturday and 11:00am–4:00pm Sunday and public holidays
  • Restaurant: Gourmet regional platters, cakes and coffee
  • Weddings & Functions: No
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Online wine sales and cellar door specials