Good Catholic Girl Wines

South Australia | Clare Valley

Our Review

Good Catholic Girl is the venture of Julie Ann Barry, one of the many children of the late Jim Barry. She says, ‘Having been born into a Catholic wine family, in vintage, my fate was sealed. My Limerick Vineyard was planted in the Armagh area of the Clare Valley in 1997, with cuttings taken from my father's famed Armagh shiraz vines planted across the paddock.' The Shiraz is named The James Brazill, Jim Barry's Christian names. She takes up the story thus: ‘In 2008 I made my first Clare Valley Riesling, “Teresa”, named after my mother, who is the true GCG (good catholic girl), and loves Clare Riesling, and who may in time consume my entire production of 108 dozen!' Things have moved decisively since then, with multi-vintage wines on offer at the cellar door, which breathes history from every pore. . -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Julie Ann Barry
Region Clare Valley
Address The Vestry Tasting Room, 9 Horrocks Highway, Sevenhill, SA 5453
Established 2005
Dozens 2500
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Mon 11-5 (closed Jan)
Telephone 0419 822 909