About Clos Clare
AboutTom Barry worked his first vintage at Yalumba in the Barossa in 2005. The following year he started his Bachelor of Oenology. In his final year he undertook a placement vintage at Shaw + Smith in the Adelaide Hills before graduating from the with the same degree that his father Peter Barry completed in 1985 and grandfather Jim Barry received 63 years earlier. In January 2010, Tom started as junior winemaker at Jim Barry Wines, where he has now taken the reins under the watchful eye of his old man. He's also worked vintage with Erni Loosen in the Mosel and with Bert Salomon in the Kamptal, Austria, and was named Gourmet Traveller WINE Young Winemaker of the Year in 2013.
Younger brother Sam did his first vintage at Jim Barry Wines in 2007. He then studied Commerce at the University of Adelaide during which he completed three part-time vintages at the Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River, where he and Tom make the clos Clare Rieslings. In 2015 Sam was chosen to take part in Wine Australia’s Future Leaders program.