Jaeschke’s Hill River Clare Estate

Jaeschke’s Hill River Clare Estate is a single vineyard located in the famous Polish Hill River Valley, 6kms South-East of Clare. The Vineyard views are spectacular from the top of the Quarry Hill which overlooks the picturesque valley. The region’s cool climate and high elevation make it an ideal location for producing premium wines.

The vineyard is very much a family operation. We have been broad-acre farming in the Hill River Valley since 1963 and in May 2010 purchased the neighbouring vineyard, originally named Penfolds Clare Estate. Originally established in 1980, the vineyard is 180 hectares and planted with 15 varieties of grapes.

Our successful integration of the vineyard into our farming operation has enabled us to share with our customers the outstanding wines produced from the Polish Hill River Valley.


Bert Lloyd commissioned a painter, Charles Frydrych (1913 – 1990) to produce this painting in 1960. This is where the present Hill River Clare Estate Cellar Door, Operations and Administration area are today. The same roadway is used today as our entrance.