Clairault Winery Have New Owners

Clairault Winery has been acquired by renowned Margaret River winemaker and grower John Streicker, with the deal likely to be finalised by mid June. Although the final price hasn’t been disclosed yet, it is reportedly around $12 million. John Streicker is a US real estate executive, whose wine company owns other vineyards in Margaret River. Some of John Streicker wines have been on display at the Margaret River Wine Festival.

The article “New Chapter For Clairault Winery” has full details on this deal. It quotes outgoing owner Bill Martin as saying: “Clairault had been fundamental in the growth of the Margaret River wine region. Mr. Streicker’s investment was a positive endorsement for the future growth of the region, and the Margaret River wine industry overall.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/news/local/news/general/new-chapter-for-clairault-winery/2589525.aspx

John Streicker has been associated with the Margaret River region for over a decade. As well as the vineyards, he runs Yallingup Protea Farm that exports flowers to China and Japan. Speaking of the deal, John Streicker said: “Clairault has a long standing reputation for both the wines and the property, which we are very eager to maintain and grow,” adding that the Matins’ have spent years building a wine brand which has received numerous awards and Clairault Winery is a testament of their love for wine and the region.

John Streicker further said that he was lucky to have a team on hand for coordinating Clairault’s winery and vineyard management with his existing properties. The team consists of Bruce Dukes, award winning and long term winemaker who has been vital to the success of Streicker wines. John Streicker also announced a major capital program to modernise and reconfigure both the winery and kitchen. These changes, according to him, will be beneficial for both the Margaret River region and its tourists, and help in taking Clairault Winery to new heights.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for John Streicker has said that the restaurant would be closed down for around two months for maintenance as has been the case during previous years. A range of different options will be considered for the future of the restaurant during this period, she said.

The spokeswoman also said that John Streicker and his team were committed to maintaining and enhancing the guest experience at Clairault Winery and realise that the restaurant has always played a vital part in this experience. She said that there are a number of functions and weddings reserved in advance and the new management would fulfill those commitments while moving forward.
For more details go to Clairault Winery

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I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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