Tim Adams

John McDonnell from Wine Australia is bringing over Tim Adams from Clare Valley for a three stop series of consumer tastings.

Where’s Clare Valley?

It’s a long way from Clare to here. Clare being a valley in South Australia and here being Galway, Ennis and Cork. Clare Valley, a couple of hours north of Adelaide, was named by Edward Gleeson who left Sixmilebridge in County Clare in 1850.

And who is Tim Adams?

Big Tim is a celebrated winemaker and he’ll be talking about his home in the Clare Valley, his neighbours and, of course, the wines from the area, which you’ll get to taste.

His wines are superbly made and widely available in Tesco (there’s something for everyone, too. The whites include Riesling, Semillon, and Pinot Gris. The reds,  Shiraz/Cabernet, Shiraz, The Fergus – a GSM blend – all gorgeous).

It won’t just be his own open for tasting, there will be a few from some of his wine-making neighbours

When, where, for whom and for how much?

That’s a lot of questions, but here it goes…

  1. Tuesday, 7th September, 6.45pm Blackrock Castle, Cork
  2. Wednesday, 8th September, 6.45pm Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare
  3. Thursday, 9th September, Cafe 8 Galway City Museum

It’s for everyone, consumers, non-consumers, men, women and beast

It’s only €20 – great opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the greats in Australian winemaking.

To book: Phone Wine Australia in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare on (065) 707 7264 or email

I’ll be heading to the Galway gig for a formal handover of the Tag Rugby cup to the team franchise owner, Tim. I’ve put a bit of a speech together, so I hope you can make it.