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Mr Mick makes his marque 23/01/2018 1:56 pm

Mr Mick makes his marque

Winemakers can be prone to enthusiasms,
but it's not often you get to hear them purring.

By Charles Gent —

Veteran Clare Valley winemaker Tim
Adams and his offsider Brett Schutz
are in ebullient mood - not only do
the wines of the region's 2017 vintage look
set to be truly memorable (and plentiful),
but the pair are also continuing to enjoy
the knock-on effects of their victory in last
year's Hot 100 Wines.
Tim Adams has been making wine
in Clare for more than four decades,
beginning ...

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Gourmet Traveler Wine 31/01/2017 2:53 pm

2015 Mr Mick Novo Sangiovese,

Clare Valley, A$17 Tim Adams melds tradition and modernity with ease his eponymous riesling and shiraz are odes to the Clare Valley and his mentor, (Mr) Mick Knappstein of Leasingham. Adams' Mr Mick label ventures into new varieties like, vermentino, tempranillo and this sangiovese in refreshing style. It has a light fuchsia colour with raspberry and cherry aromas and a modest, easy-drinking palate. The finish couples acidity and tannins seamlessly. Deserves a light ...

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MADE by Tim Adams and Brett Schultz from Clare Valley grapes of the classic Italian-origin sangiovese variety, this good-value rosé is pale copper in the glass, has fairy floss scents and brings ripe raspberry flavour to the front palate. Rhubarb, capers and apple peel characters chime in on the middle palate and the finish is sweet with a hint of minty acid. It is available on, in wine stores and at the 7 Dominic St, Clare, cellar door. The Mr Mick brand is a tribute to Mick Knapp...

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Master of Wine, Rob Geddes,  reveals the best white, red and rosé – that’ll cost you less than $20 a bottle. Rob Geddes is a Master of Wine, and is a respected in Australian wine industry. He has given his choice of bargain wines that consumers will enjoy . Mr. Mick Rosé 2016, Peter Lehmann Sauvignon Blanc 2016 are the top picks and Angove Family Winemakers produce many affordable wines too.

Rob Geddes, from Sydney, has been immersed in every aspect of the wine industry for more than 30 years as ...

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Winemakers Tim Adams and Brett Schutz have taken out the title of ‘South Australia’s Most Drinkable Wine’ with their Mr. Mick Novo Sangiovese 2015.

The duo received the honour last night during the Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines 10th Anniversary Gala dinner, winning the selection from a list of a record 1300 entries.

“This award reinforces the Mr. Mick philosophy of making wines for everyone to enjoy, every day”, Mr Schultz said.

The annual award’s aim is to discover the wine which brings the most p...

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Winning Hot 100 Wines with a brand that honours his mentor Mick Knappstein is pleasing for Mr. Mick owner and chief winemaker Tim Adams, especially as the approachable, innovative and drinkable ethos of the wine show mirrors that of his mentor.

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Mr. Mick, Tim Adams' affordable wine label, is responsible for the Hot 100 Wines 2016/17 winner: Mr. Mick's 2015 Novo Sangiovese.

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Adelaide Review - Top 100 Wines

Hottest 100 Wines 8/12/2016 2:32 pm

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Mr. Mick Novo Sangiovese Crowned as South Australia’s Most Drinkable Wine

The Mr. Mick Novo Sangiovese 2015 took out the title of South Australia’s most drinkable wine, at the Adelaide Review Hot 100 Wines 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner last night.

Chosen out of a record 1300 entries, the Novo Sangiovese 2015 (RRP $17) won the - young release style red wines/ Joven / Nouveau with texture (2015 or younger), class elevating it into the top 10. The wine was then selecte...

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2016 Alternative Wine Show 17/11/2016 2:47 pm

They dared to be a little bit different

MR. Mick Wines has been awarded two gold medals at the 2016 Alternative Varieties Wine Show held inMildura.

The 2016 Mr. Mick Vermentino received a gold medal and 96 points, with the judges commenting that the wine had a “lovely nose of lime leaf and lemon zest with good intensity, great flavour and length”.

One judge finished by saying it was “yum”, which was the reaction Tim Adams and Brett Schutz, Mr. Mick’s winemakers, always strived for when making the M...

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Life Members 17/11/2016 2:43 pm

Tim, Pam new life members TIM Adams and Pam Goldsack were awarded life membership of Variety the Children’s Charity of South Australia at their “From the Heart” cocktail party held on Friday night.

Only 13 other people have received the prestigious award over the organisation’s 33 year history.

Tim Adams Wines has been a dedicated supporter of Variety the Children’s Charity since 2001 through event participation, event sponsorship and as VarietyVintage (Wine Auction
Luncheon) Chair since the inaugu...

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Mr. Mick Tribute to Clare Maker 22/08/2013 10:38 am

"Tim Adams has released three wines under the Mr.Mick label.

It is not a gimmick (pardon the pun) but a serious tribute to Mick Knappstein who made some great wines in the Clare Valley at Leasingham for some 50 years and introduced Tim Adams to the art of winemaking. All are bargain priced at $15 a bottle and the trio comprises a tempranillo, a shiraz and a rosé.

Tempranillo was not a varietal in the Clare in Mick Knappstein's day but is the sort of thing that Tim Adams reckons Mr.Mick would have ...

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The Saturday Age, April 2012 22/08/2013 10:26 am

"...beside the trail head, is another of the valley's newest cellar doors. Mr Mick opened in June, taking over the old Leasingham winery. The cellar door is inside an old bluestone still house, where pipes run a maze across the walls above a copper still. Mr Mick is the creation of winemaker Tim Adams, who grew up in Clare and completed his apprenticeship in the 1970s at Leasingham. The chief winemaker at the time was Mick Knappstein; Mr Mick is named in his honour. Wines remain consistent to Cl...

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Drop by Clare Valley 22/08/2013 10:24 am

"Mr Mick's Kitchen's menu features tapas-style dishes that range from pan-fried haloumi to crisp-fried soft-shell baby mudcrab. Wines at this Clare village eatery are served by the glass."

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June 2012

New Look for Leasingham Site 22/08/2013 10:20 am

"Veteran Clare Valley winemaker Tim Adams took on the old Leasingham site on the edge of Clare Township, renamed it Mr Mick in honour of his mentor Mick Knappstein, and now operates the stylish Mr Mick cellar door and restaurant on the site. Mr Mick menu features a wide range of tapas-style dishes that may range from pan-fried haloumi to prawns with harissa sauce to crisp soft shell baby mudcrab served with a star anise and orange glaze. A favourite with locals is the slow-roasted pork belly on ...

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Mr. Mick on SALife TV 22/08/2013 9:49 am

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"Another classic that’s been reborn is Clare’s Leasingham Winery… it was once the biggest and one of the oldest wineries in the region but sadly it closed back in 2009. Recently though, renowned local winemaker Tim Adams and wife Pam Goldsack purchased the site (complete with original 6 metre high copper still) and gave it a brand new name."

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