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Mad Bastard Wines – Clare Valley, SA


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About Drinking, with Kenley Gordon

In alcohol’s defense, I’ve done some dumb things when sober too.


Although I don’t particularly drink sweet wines, I came across his Fruity Riesling and it, too, was a beauty.

Mark Barry could easily rest on his laurels, being part of the famous Barry family of South Australia.

Mark Barry - Mad Bastard Wines.

Mark Barry - Mad Bastard Wines

But he has taken the road less travelled and is determined to do it his own way.

He makes high-quality, distinctive wines and his 2016 Reserve Riesling is an absolute delight.

Although I don’t particularly drink sweet wines, I came across his Fruity Riesling and it, too, was a beauty -- especially on a summer evening.  

A bonus is meeting the man himself at the cellar door. What a character.

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