Vale Cru

High Quality Small Batch McLaren Vale Winemakers



Adam Hooper 

The fruit for the wines was sourced from a range of premium McLaren Vale vineyards. Many of these vineyards are extremely low  yielding, are minimally irrigated, and produce fruit with an abundance of varietal  character. Some of the parcels of fruit have been sourced from local bush vines which are approximately one hundred years of age.

Too often in large scale winemaking this type of individuality is lost, enveloped in the drive for volume, shackled by the cost or efficiencies of modern production. Our wines are the fruition of our most daring techniques. No expense has been spared for the show of oak, the time to nurture and manipulate the ferments with the likes of extreme cold soak must macerations, flamboyant carbonics and hair raising extended macerations for the wonderment of the crowds.

The concept behind the logo of “La Curio Wines” is the image of a unique pair of Harry Houdini’s manacles. Houdini often used this figure of eight handcuffs to perplex and challenge his competitors, the original now being held in the Houdini collection of a Mr. Sid Radner.

These wines are the products of judicious fruit sourcing, are traditionally hand plunged and basket pressed , and are groomed in quality oak for a  period of 18 months .

Total production for 2009 was 350 cases“Reserve Shiraz“, 260 cases of the 2010 “Reserve Grenache“ and 730 cases of 2009 “The Nubile Grenache Shiraz“. In 2010 we have also created small volumes of “Primitivo” and “Sangiovese”.

We hope that you enjoy this range of uniquely curious wines.

La Curio Wines Pty Ltd

Lot 3 Kangarilla Rd
McLaren Vale, SA 5171

Ph: +61 8 8323 7999