About Us - Velvet & Willow Wines
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About Us

We are a family owned and operated business located in the rolling hills of the picturesque Clare Valley. Our fruit is sourced from its St Clare Vineyard above the village of Leasingham, between the small mid north townships of Auburn & Watervale. The 311 acre property has been a vineyard for the past 80 years. Old vines were removed in the late 1980’s and replaced with the existing vines, which grow in predominantly red loam soil over limestone and enjoy a Mediterranean climate. Utilising respected local winemakers in the Clare Valley Andrew Miller Wines latest range, Velvet and Willow, is of the highest premium quality.

Our philosophy is encapsulated in the words of former US President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech he gave at the Sorbonne (University of Paris) in France in 1910 on Citizenship in a Republic …

“It is not the critic who counts; nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”