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Thursday 18 August 2022

New owner gives Skillogalee a new look


The new owner of Skillogalee Wines in the Clare Valley has unveiled a new look for the launch of the winery’s 2022 vintage releases. 

Skillogalee’s future releases will feature a new brand identity and packaging.

The 2022 Riesling features a design that reinterprets the contours of the vineyards. 

South Australian-raised owner Simon Clausen, who purchased Skillogalee from the Palmer family in 2021, says the design honours Skillogalee’s rich history of achievement and passion while embracing a new era.

The Clausen family took over the custodianship of Skillogalee in July 2021 from Dave and Diana Palmer.

“We know how much people love Skillogalee and we really treasure that,” Clausen says. “Everyone has a Skillogalee story and this redesign is the next step as Skillogalee continues to evolve and grow.”

The 2022 Riesling is also the first with Skillogalee’s consultant winemaker and Clare Valley icon Kerri (KT) Thompson, at the official helm of the winemaking.

“Skillogalee is a special place to many of us and how lovely it is to be a part of its continued celebration,” she says.

“Our small, dedicated team remain committed to creating delicious wines expressing Skillogalee’s spirit and story and this new release from a cracker vintage is a great place to start.”

The verdict: Floral and citrus aromas lead to tangy grapefruit on the palate, flinty minerality and some zingy acid, along with impressive structure. A winner.   

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