"We drove in and suddenly this vista just blew my mind. Immediately, I knew this was the spot for our winery.”
~ Neil Paulett
Pauletts is home to the best Riesling in the world and the most spectacular views in the Clare Valley. Our wines are a true expression of the full-bodied fruit from our vines and the unique characteristics of the Polish Hill River region.
Family owned and operated since 1983, Neil and Alison Paulett founded the winery now helmed by son Matt and his wife Ali.
As a small-batch winery, the fruit from our vines speaks for itself. We choose quality over yield to ensure the wine we produce is a true expression of vintage, variety and the unique characteristics of our Polish Hill River site.
It’s our privilege to share our wines at the cellar door. Our award-winning winery restaurant, Bush DeVine, celebrates local produce and our very own bush food garden.
Pauletts carries on the proud family tradition of producing regional wines that showcase the elegance and intensity of the Clare Valley wine region.
Our Rieslings are world famous for the flinty minerality so distinctive to Polish Hill. Our range of reds is true to the Clare Valley, smooth and restrained with delicate tannins. We produce a quality range of regional whites, exceptional sparkling wines and our very own Last Minute Beer.
Our wines have received many awards both at home and abroad, but nothing makes us happier than seeing a bottle of Pauletts shared over good times with family and friends. We hope every glass creates a memorable moment.
Our proudest moment
Pauletts’ 2005 Aged Release Polish Hill Riesling was awarded the Best Riesling in the World against a field of 500 at the 11th Canberra International Riesling Challenge.
For Neil and Alison, it’s an accolade that means the world, an endorsement of the passion and perseverance of the Pauletts team.
So what exactly is the secret behind making the world’s best Riesling?
Well, we could tell you that the Polish Hill River region is ideally suited for Riesling. The minerality and natural acidity of the soil combined with good winter rains, hot summer days tempered by cool nights and a long ripening period consistently produce grapes of exceptional flavours and balance.
Or we could share Neil’s version, “The season was kind, the vineyard did the right thing, we got it off the vine and we didn’t stuff it up through the winery. It was just one of those marvellous times.”
Join the Club
Pauletts welcomes you to our Cellar Door Experiences through our exclusive wine club. Sample our range of fine Rieslings and regional white and red wines over the most spectacular views in the Clare Valley. Choose between a bespoke tasting of your choice or our five flight tasting matched with inspired canapes prepared in our Bush DeVine Winery Restaurant.
At Pauletts we love to share our wine and everything that our beautiful region has to offer. We welcome everyone to our cellar door, offering a range of tasting experiences to suit every palate.
Up on the deck, overlooking the rolling hills of the Clare Valley, our restaurant Bush DeVine celebrates local produce and our very own Australian bush food garden.
It’s hard to believe that our little cellar door that was once an old-time shed has been transformed into an award-winning cellar door and restaurant.
Visit us to find out why Pauletts was awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 and Best Tourism Restaurant at the 2020 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence.
Picture this… it’s the early eighties, the nation is in deep recession and suffering through a relentless drought. A young winemaker and his wife pack up their family and move halfway across the country.
Their dream is to build their very own winery, a legacy for future generations. They choose the most beautiful spot in the Clare Valley, a region that is only just starting to make a name for itself in wine circles.
It’s an impossible dream come true, and it’s the story of how Neil and Alison founded Pauletts.
Fast forward to today, and that legacy is well underway, as the label that boasts the best Riesling in the world continues to flourish under the custodianship of Matt and Ali, the next in line at Pauletts.
At Pauletts, sustainability is at the heart of our winemaking. We’ve long been committed to looking after our land for the generations to come.
The 66 hectares we have under vine have not been irrigated since 1999, a choice we made to protect our precious groundwater. All our vineyards are underplanted with clover and medics, providing a natural mulch that balances the soil.
We’ve made investment into solar power and recycling water through reed beds. We put energy into looking after the land in the hope that it will produce wonderful wines for many years to come.