The Lackey

The Lackey, produced by Kilikanoon, a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines.  

The name ‘Lackey’ is an affectionate Australian term referring to a hardworking laborer of agreeable character who is generally assigned to menial tasks, yet none-the-less gets the job done without the merest sign of a complaint. 

Address

Penna Lane, Penworthham SA 5453 Australia

Wine Maker

Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in Cornwall. On purchasing the property in the 1990s, Kevin Mitchell inherited 30 year old Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Riesling vineyards, many of which were planted by his father, Mort, in the 1960s. Fifteen years on, with the addition of partners Nathan Waks, a principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony, and Bruce Baudinet, Managing Director of Oracle Estates, Kilikanoon is rated by US and Australian critics as one of the Clare Valley’s outstanding wineries, producing bracingly intense and long-lived Rieslings, along with powerful, yet balanced, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Country

Australia

Region

South Australia

Appellation

Clare Valley


Wines from this Winery


The Lackey Chardonnay

Chardonnay has been the most widely planted and hardest working premium white varietal in Australia for many years now. Its well defined character fits perfectly alongside its other Lackey sibling and it punches well above its weight. Premium parcels of Chardonnay were specially sourced from various regions of South Australia to craft a wine of outstanding presence and refinement. 

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¥2,000
The Lackey Chardonnay

Chardonnay has been the most widely planted and hardest working premium white varietal in Australia for many years now. Its well defined character fits perfectly alongside its other Lackey sibling and it punches well above its weight. Premium parcels of Chardonnay were specially sourced from various regions of South Australia to craft a wine of outstanding presence and refinement. 

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¥2,000
The Lackey Riesling

Pale straw in color with youthful green tints and brilliant clarity, this is a classic Clare Valley Riesling. On the nose, this Riesling is all lemons and limes with a hint of seductive perfume. On the palate, fresh lemons and limes are perfectly balanced with crisp, natural acidity and a long lasting refreshing finish.  

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¥2,000
The Lackey Shiraz

Australian Shiraz has long been considered the workhorse of the Australian wine industry. Its character, well defined by this hard working 'Lackey', of a wine punching well above its weight. Kilikanoon has selected premium parcels of Shiraz fruit from various regions of South Australia to craft a wine of outstanding presence and refinement.   

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¥2,000
The Lackey Shiraz

Australian Shiraz has long been considered the workhorse of the Australian wine industry. Its character, well defined by this hard working 'Lackey', of a wine punching well above its weight. Kilikanoon has selected premium parcels of Shiraz fruit from various regions of South Australia to craft a wine of outstanding presence and refinement.   

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¥2,000
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