O'Leary Walker

O’Leary Walker 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 also sources fruit from other premium grape-growing districts, including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale.

Opened in 2010, O’Leary Walker’s 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 Clare Valley wines for tasting, as well as a selection of regional platters, coffee and cake.

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

O’Leary Walker has been judged as a 5-star winery in the 2016 Halliday Wine Companion. In both 2012 and 2013, the winery also received the Cellar Door of the Year award at the Clare Valley Regional Wine Show.

 

TASTING NOTES

2017 O’Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling

With its powerful floral bouquet, this riesling is delicately perfumed with a hint of musk and clare valley bath powder. Displaying river stone minerality and a fine natural acidity, this wine complements freshly grilled eyre Peninsula scallops in a creamy garlic and lemon sauce, with a citrus salad.

2017 O’Leary Walker Watervale Riesling

Citrusy hints of lime and lemon are evident in the bouquet of this elegant, pale-straw riesling. With a wonderful mid-palate and length of flavour that’s balanced by beautiful natural acidity, this delicate wine is best paired with King George whiting and a squeeze of lemon.

2015 O’Leary Walker Clare Valley Shiraz

This ruby-red shiraz displays deep purple hues and has a gorgeous bouquet of dark fruits, licorice and pepper. The palate is concentrated and generous, with intense fruit and chalky tannins offering a balanced length of flavour.

2015 O’Leary Walker Cabernet Sauvignon

Perfumed with berries, blackcurrants and sweet cassis, this powerful blend is concentrated with generous flavours. With a hint of cedar and premium French oak spice, this cabernet sauvignon has a silky texture and chalky tannins. The youthfulness of this wine shows great elegance and it will continue to improve over the next six to seven years.

 

  • 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