2019 Jim Barry Single Vineyard Watervale Shiraz

Clare Valley, SA

A spicy, floral and concentrated Clare Valley Shiraz for all occasions.



About the Wine

The Jim Barry Single Vineyard Watervale Shiraz is bright and fruity on the nose, with wonderful purple fruit, plum, spice and floral characters. LikeThe McRae Wood Shiraz, the Single Vineyard Watervale packs a lot of punch into its price, overdelivering on aroma, flavour, and therefore, enjoyment. Give it some time to breathe before drinking, or let it cellar for a few more years for more of a reward.

Watervale is a town in the Clare Valley, well known for the quality of its Riesling. However, Shiraz also grows well here, displaying different characters to the warmer McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley regions to the north.

About Jim Barry Wines

Jim Barry Wines is a family affair in the Clare Valley. 

Founded by one of SA's most influential wine figures, this producer has been one of the most acclaimed in the region since it began in 1974.

They focus primarily on traditional Clare Valley varieties, with a myriad of laser-sharp Rieslings, powerful Shiraz and intense Cabernet blends making up the foundations of the range. With a sprawling range including everything from super-premium to top value, they are considered a cornerstone of the Clare with classic wines that develop beautifully in the cellar given time.

Now, with the third generation of Barrys - Sam, Tom and Olivia - now in charge of the winemaking, marketing and business development, there is a new energy about the brand and there are plenty of exciting new things on the horizon.

The Barry Family
The Barry Family
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

A bright wine on the nose, with bramble, purple fruits, spice and a violet floral trim. A commanding entry on the palate, with concentrated brambles and plums, deep woven spice, pretty floral detailing and a super fine but chewy tannin profile. A long and firm finish.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.70%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2044
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Jim Barry Lodge Hill vineyard
The Jim Barry Lodge Hill vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Deep red/purple colour and a sweet blackberry conserve aroma spliced with char-oak and earthy spice notes. Faint traces of mint. The wine is full-bodied and firm, with a touch of astringency, not unpleasant, adding a firm grip to the finish and aftertaste. It's very good but needs a bit of time to soften its tannin: either that, or serve it with a hearty red meat dish. Extreme value." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Halliday Wine Companion

"There just seems to be an extra layer of polish and refinement to the reds of late. This fits neatly into the more medium-weighted category, offering a core of lovely ripe dark fruit, spiced enough and savoury enough. Tannins are ripe and textural with decent length." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)


Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 02 8376 8775..


Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here