ABOUT THE WINERY
Close Clare is a boutique Winery located in the corner of the famous Florita Vineyard in Watervale - run by brothers Tom & Sam Barry.
The Hayes Vineyard is situated in the Armagh Valley, North West of the township of Clare and is the sole sight for our "The Hayes Boy" Grenache. It was planted to Cabernet, Shiraz and Grenache in 1975 by Kevin Hayes and his father. The vines are dry-grown and the Grenache was origionally bush vine before being put under trellis in the late nineties. We purchased the 8-acre vineyard in 2006 and have been running it according to biodynamic principles since 2007. The old vines deliver low yeilds which produces wines of great concentration and length.
ABOUT THE WINE
This Luscious Grenache comes from dry-grown vines planted by Kevin Hayes in 1975. Run on biodynamic principals, pruned and jigged by one devoted vine dresser, the low yields deliver great character. The wine has an amazingly vivid purple hue, with the aromas dominated by wild strawberry, forest floor and freshly turned earth.