Skillogalee Estate is thrilled to reveal the next chapter in our story with the launch of our new brand identity and packaging.
Unveiled today alongside the release of our new vintage 2022 Riesling, the stunning design reinterprets the iconic contours of our vineyard, which have been at the heart of Skillogalee’s story throughout our 50-year history.
South Australian-raised owner Simon Clausen says the design honours Skillogalee’s rich history of achievement and passion while embracing a new era for one of the state’s best-loved wine producers and wine destinations.
The Clausen family took over the custodianship of Skillogalee in July 2021 from Dave and Diana Palmer.
“We know how much people love Skillogalee and we really treasure that. Everyone has a Skillogalee story and this redesign is the next step as Skillogalee continues to evolve and grow,” says Simon.
The 2022 Riesling is also the first with Skillogalee’s consultant winemaker and Clare Valley trailblazer Kerri (KT) Thompson, at the helm of the winery, following a decade-long association with the Palmers.
An acclaimed winemaker with her ‘Wines by KT’ label, Kerri brings to Skillogalee her exceptional talent, a passion for the Clare Valley and a clear winemaking vision for our award-winning single estate wines.
“Skillogalee is a special place to many of us and how lovely it is to be a part of its continued celebration,” says Kerri. “Our small, dedicated team remain committed to creating delicious wines expressing Skillogalee’s spirit and story and this new release from a cracker vintage is a great place to start.”
Kerri leads an outstanding winemaking team alongside viticulturist Brendan Pudney, bringing together years of experience and deep connections within the Clare Valley and to Skillogalee.
“We are extremely proud of what Skillogalee has contributed so far to building the Clare Valley’s international reputation for excellence in winemaking, dining and experiences,” says Simon. “We can’t wait to share what comes next.”