Mad Bastard Wines
Location - Clare, South Australia
By name AND by nature, it’s not surprising that Mark Barry is known as MB.
Throughout his long involvement in the wine industry, Mark has developed a well-known reputation not only as a talented winemaker, but also for his wicked sense of humour and, some would say, his often unconventional ways of doing things.
Therefore, Mad Bastard Wines (MB) is an appropriate name for his new venture in South Australia’s Clare Valley.
After a break of a few years, the Mad Bastard label represents Mark’s return to the industry as a one-man operation with a determination to do things differently (as he always has), with an emphasis on quality and distinctive wines.
It’s a far cry from his days as winemaker for Jim Barry Wines, the family company he joined as a young man in 1977 when he returned home after attending the Roseworthy Agricultural College School of Wine.