"I had the great good fortune to fall into this amazing, dynamic industry days after my 18th birthday," Carissa Major comments.
"The world of wine, food and camaraderie that I have experienced over the past 20+ years never fails to surprise educate entertain and most of all make me laugh!
The last decade with claymore wines has been all that and more - the brand and company culture is quirky, fun filled yet uncompromising where it matters. My best moments have been those shared with my irreplaceable Claymore family as we celebrate our great luck at doing this for a living (making and savouring great booze!)."
"A wonderful brand driven by passion!" Is Damon O'Brien's take on Claymore Wines. "A passion for great wines, music & the Liverpool FC has led to a 20 year commitment of making great wines that show off the wonderful terroir that Watervale, and the Clare Valley, have in abundance. By combining our love for great wine, music and football we have created a history that resonates with our customers, who really are our Claymore family!
Marnie Roberts' on Claymore Wines "It's great because it doesn’t just fit one box. The wines show the character of the varieties and Clare Valley. The Labels have a sense of fun and are for the muso’s. The Liverpool connection gets the football groupies in.
My philosophy for wine making is balance and let the fruit do the work without working it hard. If you have great fruit, the rest is easy……just don’t stuff it up.
And its easy to be inspired when you can work, laugh, joke and lean on each other. Great ideas and great wines are made when every cog in a the company turns with the other."
Danielle Boulton is the newest member of the team. Her philosophy to life is; "life is too short to drink bad wine! Enjoy each moment; drink the good wine eat the delicious cheese and follow with some smooth dark chocolate!"
"Over the last few years the Claymore family has strengthened my love of music and great wine while teaching me about this industry." Jaye Schwarzrock comments, "we offer some great Clare Valley wines and have a lot of fun arguing about the next funky label/music match which is going to be produced (or not so funky – more crazy at times!!!). I’m loving the London Calling Cabernet Malbec at present, you have to try some!
"Claymore is fun, friendly and supportive." Says Carolyn Liu, 'Our wine showcases the unique characters of the Clare Valley wine region, and we are passionate for wine, music and football. Trying our wine will never be boring. I am really enjoying the wine and music matching experience. I hope you do too."