O’Leary Walker – the epicenter of Clare Valley’s wine events and festivals
O’Leary Walker Winery is a highly regarded winery located in the beautiful Clare Valley region of South Australia. It is recognized as a James Halliday Five Red Star Winery.
O’Leary Walker is known for producing exceptional wines that showcase the unique characteristics of the Clare Valley. They specialize in cool-climate varieties such as Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Their wines consistently receive high ratings and accolades from wine critics, making it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts.
The winery is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by rolling hills, lush vineyards, and stunning landscapes. The Clare Valley region itself is renowned for its natural beauty, making it a delightful place to visit for its scenic charm.
The restaurant, located at our contemporary Clare Valley venue, offers an elevated menu which reflects the seasonality of ingredients from across our fruitful state. The winery offers lunch with full table service from Thursday to Sunday to suit everyone from couples to large groups. Led by head chef BJ, our restaurant was recognised as one of South Australia’s top 50 regional restaurants by delicious by The Advertiser Newspaper.
The winery was established by two experienced winemakers, David O’Leary and Nick Walker, who bring decades of expertise to their craft. Their dedication to producing wines of the highest quality is evident in the meticulous attention to detail throughout the winemaking process. Jack Walker, (Nick’s son) is the O’Leary Walker head winemaker who is a fourth gen winemaker.
David and Nick’s goal remains unchanged: they simply want, to make great wines with character and balance, with the ultimate reward of cellaring and improving with age. O’Leary Walker celebrated their 22nd year in 2022 and with an established reputation for producing award-winning regional wines which combine uncompromising quality with personality.
O’Leary Walker offers a range of tasting experiences to cater to different preferences. Whether you prefer a casual tasting at the cellar door or a more immersive experience such as a private tasting or a winery tour, there are options available to suit your preferences.
Throughout the year, O’Leary Walker participates in various wine events and festivals in the Clare Valley. These events offer an opportunity to not only taste their wines but also engage with the winemakers, learn more about the winemaking process, and experience the local wine culture.