The name Thorn-Clarke derives literally from the relationship between two long-time Barossa families. Founders David and Cheryl Clarke (nee Thorn) work with their son Sam in this family orientated business. The Thorn-Clarke family has a long history in the Barossa – six generations of involvement in the region’s world famous wine industry. Today the Clarke family is one of the Barossa Valley’s largest grape growers and winemakers, with 270 hectares of vineyard spread across four sites in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Having grown grapes and sold the fruit to other wineries for a number of years, the Thorn-Clarke name is relatively young as a winemaker, with the release of the first wines in 2001.