Sean O’Riada is one of the heroes of modern Ireland. A talented musician and composer, he is credited with taking traditional Irish music out of the kitchens and pubs of Ireland and putting it on the concert stages of the world. He died, prematurely, in 1971, the year Clonakilla was established by John Kirk. He was John’s cousin.
2021 in the Canberra District was marked by a cooler than average Summer and regular falls of rain. A more European vintage perhaps. The cool season and longer ripening period have given us lovely, detailed aromas and fine, supple tannins.
“Succulence to finish, a kiss of ripe fruit and the spice trails long away. Such a beautiful wine” – Mike Bennie
The O’Riada is made from fruit picked from our estate vineyard and other excellent sites in Murrumbateman and Hall. It’s a quintessential Canberra Shiraz. Ripe red berries and plenty of spice.