McLaren ValeSouth Australia
The Yangarra philosophy is all about making the finest estate grown single vineyard wines which reflect an authentic sense of place
The story begins in 1862, when Ebenezer Ward was the most colourful wine critic of his day, he described the grounds of Yangarra as a gigantic pyramid of verdure, its slopes and summit clothed with luxuriant vines. After a century of viticulture, the site was re developed in 1946 by one of McLaren Vale's most distinguished vignerons. Bernard Smart’s name remains synonymous with many of the old vine plantings which dot the Blewitt Springs Clarendon districts and produce the region's most compelling Grenache wines. For many years, the fruit of the 1946 Yangarra plantings was sought by winemakers who used it as an important component of their icon wines.

McLaren Vale Wines by Yangarra

Yangarra Blanc»
Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz»
Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz»
Yangarra PF Grenache»
Yangarra Pinot Noir»
Yangarra Rousanne»
Yangarra Shiraz»
Yangarra Viognier»
 Woop Woop
Woop Woop is Australian slang for the middle of nowhere in the Outback... just been to Woop Woop and back
The Galvanized Wine Group are a collective of people with passion and brands with presence, a grouping which brings together Australian wines crafted at McLaren Vintners by the talented winemaker, Ben Riggs, with owners, managers, staff and stakeholders in common. Woop Woop is a collaboration between intrepid winemaker Ben Riggs and vigneron Tony Parkinson, proprietor of runaway success Penny's Hill. The range includes wines under Mr Riggs own label label - "making the wines I love" - from the Riggs family's Piebald Gully Vineyard and only from other plots considered to be outstanding. Penny's Hill, proudly Australian, more so McLaren Vale from its own high performance McLaren Valley Vineyards.

McLaren Vale Wines by Woop Woop

Black Chook Free Range Grenache Shiraz 2008»
McLaren Clare Adelaide
Black Chook Shiraz»
McLaren Langhorne
Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz»
McLaren Langhorne
Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz 375ml»
McLaren Langhorne

Other Wines by Woop Woop

Black Chook Pinot Grigio»
Adelaide Hills
Black Chook Sauvignon Blanc»
Adelaide Hills
Black Chook Sparkling Cuvee»
Woodstock's founder, Doug Collett A.M. discovered a taste for wine whilst serving as a pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force, and the Royal Air Force in North Africa, Syria, Palestine and Italy
As a reconnaissance and fighter pilot in Spitfires, Hurricanes and lighter aircraft, Doug observed the vast vineyards of Europe and developed an interest in wine. After studying Oenology at Roseworthy Agricultural College after the war, Doug soon took charge of Australia's biggest winery at Berri in South Australia's Riverland. Doug developed a special regard for the McLaren Vale region, its climate, natural beauty, its full-bodied wines and their rich middle palate flavour.
 Wolf Blass
The Wolf Blass winery is located at the epicentre of the Australian wine industry, the Barossa Valley and has produced some of Australia's finest wines since 1966
Wolf Blass Wines International was born in 1973 when Wolf started his own business, purchasing a 2.5 acre land holding with an old army shed outside Nuriootpa, at the northern end of the Barossa Valley. John Glaetzer joined the company and from 1974-1976 Wolf Blass Wines won three consecutive Jimmy Watson Trophies, the Black Label generated substantial publicity and hype. From this time onwards growth was impressive with Wolf Blass Yellow Label and Riesling becoming Australia's top selling red and white wine.

McLaren Vale Wines by Wolf Blass

Wolf Blass Black Label 1991»
McLaren Clare Coonawarra
Wolf Blass Black Label 2010»
Barossa Langhorne McLaren
Wolf Blass Black Label 3Litre JEROBOAM 2001»
McLaren Barossa Adelaide
Wolf Blass Brown Label Shiraz 1991»
Barossa Eden Clare McLaren
Wolf Blass Brown Label Shiraz 1992»
Barossa Eden Clare McLaren
Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2013»

Other Wines by Wolf Blass

Wolf Blass Black Label 2003»
Langhorne Barossa
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon 2014»
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Chardonnay 2014»
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Cuvee Brut NV»
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Merlot 2014»
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Riesling 2016»
Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Cabernet 2013»
Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2015»
Adelaide Hills
Wolf Blass Gold Label Coonawarra Cabernet 2013»
Wolf Blass Gold Label Pinot Chardonnay 2013»
Adelaide Hills
Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2016»
Eden Valley
Wolf Blass Gold Label Syrah 2012»
Adelaide Hills
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet 1991»
Langhorne Creek
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet 1993»
Langhorne Creek
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet 1994»
Langhorne Creek
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet 1995»
Langhorne Creek
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet 2011»
Langhorne Creek
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz 2013»
Langhorne Creek
Wolf Blass Platinum Shiraz 2003»
Barossa Eden Adelaide
Wolf Blass Platinum Shiraz 2005»
Barossa + Eden
Wolf Blass Red Label Cabernet Merlot 2015»
Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay 2015»
Wolf Blass Red Label Classic Dry White 2014»
Wolf Blass Red Label Pinot Chardonnay»
Wolf Blass Red Label Semillon Sauvignon 2015»
Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet 2015»
Wolf Blass Red Label Unoaked Chardonnay 2015»
Wolf Blass Verae 2009»
Limestone Coast
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet 2013»
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2015»
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot 2015»
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz Viognier 2008»
 Wirra Wirra
The Wirra Wirra Cellars were built by Robert Strangways Wigley, one of the McLaren Vale's all time characters
Wigley began building at the turn of the century using Dr. A.C. Kelly's plans of a split-level design that his friend Alec Johnston had used to build the Pirramimma winery. Wirra Wirra is an aboriginal name meaning amongst the gums. Born in 1864, Bob Wigley studied Law and Architecture and managed to play cricket for South Australia. His wild pranks as a young man had already made him somewhat of an embarrassment to his family. In 1893 he was prudently sent to rusticate in McLaren Vale. He planted the vineyard in 1894 and made his first wine with Alec Johnston in 1897. By 1901 he was the owner of one of the best wineries and vineyards in the district with 100 acres under vines and 15 acres under currants.
The story of Tyrrell's Wines is inextricably linked to the story of wine in Australia
It is a story about pioneers, men and women who transformed the Hunter Valley of NSW, planted grapes there, and looked for better ways to make wine. English immigrant Edward Tyrrell planted his first vines in the Hunter Valley in 1858 establishing Tyrrell's Wines after receiving a land grant in apparently poor pastureland in the lee of the Hunter Valley's Brokenback range.

McLaren Vale Wines by Tyrrells

Tyrrells Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2013»
Tyrrells Rufus Stone McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013»

Other Wines by Tyrrells

Tyrrells Belford Chardonnay»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Belford Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Brokenback Shiraz 2011»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Hunter Valley Chardonnay»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Hunter Valley Chardonnay 375ml»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Hunter Valley Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Hunter Valley Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Hunter Valley Shiraz 375ml»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells HVD Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Lost Block Chardonnay 2012»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Lost Block Sauvignon Blanc 2015»
Tyrrells Lost Block Semillon 2015»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Lunatiq Shiraz»
Tyrrells Mothers Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Old Hut Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Old Winery Cabernet Sauvignon»
Tyrrells Old Winery Chardonnay»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Old Winery Pinot Noir»
Tyrrells Old Winery Rose 2012»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Old Winery Semillon 2013»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Old Winery Semillon Sauvignon Blanc»
Tyrrells Old Winery Shiraz»
Tyrrells Old Winery Traminer Riesling 2015»
Tyrrells Old Winery Verdelho»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Pokolbin Hills Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz»
Tyrrells Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Aged Tawny»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Fiano»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Gamay»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Gewurztraminer»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Grenache»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Pinot Noir»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Pinot Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Sangiovese»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Tempranillo Rose»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Special Release Verdelho»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Stevens Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Stevens Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells The Lucas Semillon Sauvignon 2008»
Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Vat 47 Chardonnay»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Vat 6 Pinot Noir»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Vat 63 Chardonnay Semillon»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Vat 8 Cabernet Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
Tyrrells Vat 9 Shiraz»
Hunter Valley
 Two Hands
The 'two hands' are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz who formed the company in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible Shiraz
Michael came to the wine industry from a construction background having spent years attending wine tastings and collecting the wines of the world. In 1998, he established his own Australian wine export company and after three successful years of selling other people's wine, he and business partner Richard Mintz decided to start their own operation.
Best known as an inspirational leader of the contemporary Grenache movement, Thistledown make small batch wines from the fruit of wonderful South Australian vineyards
It's no secret that Thistledown are obsessed with Grenache, particularly the old vine, dry grown stuff of Barossa and McLaren Vale. Maybe it's the result of years travelling around the vineyards of Spain. Grenache, in all its guises, flows through the veins of Thistledown's devoted team. They have begun assembling a collection of some of the best Grenache vineyards, with the intention of becoming the authority on Australian Grenache. Thistledown's approach to winemaking is simple. They work with remarkable sites, so the job is simply to capture and coax the extraordinary richness of that fruit into bottle, retaining as much of the personality and vitality as possible. Low yielding sites, hand picked a little earlier into the vintage, yielding vines of outstanding power and singular excellence.
Situated at the very heart of South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, Taylors has become one of Australia’s best loved and most trusted wineries
The tale of Taylors winemaking goes back a few years – three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, and in particular, for the famous French Clarets such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux’s Medoc region. It was this long held fascination for these wines which inspired the family’s foray into winemaking, and provides the inspiration and winemaking philosophy behind all Taylors winemaking today – to produce premium wines of exceptional and comparable quality in Australia.
Tatachilla has been part of McLaren Vale since vines were first planted in 1887
The cooler regions of McLaren Vale produce highly aromatic fruit. Throughout it's rich and colourful history, Tatachilla has intuitively understood the potential of this maritime area with its rich soils and cooling sea breezes. McLaren Vale's climate is defined by the region's proximity to the sea and is distinctly Meditteranean. The vines of Tatachilla bask in sunlight, and are gently cooled by late afternoon sea breezes off the Gulf of St Vincent, and the gully winds rolling down the lower ranges.
Situated right in the heart of the McLaren Vale, Tapestry's rich ironstone soils and cool coastal climate provide ideal conditions for producing well structured and richly flavoured wines of exceptional quality
Surrounded by undulating hills and with the waters of the Gulf of St Vincent sparkling in the distance, the view from Tapestry Wines is both relaxing and therapeutic the perfect environment for the discerning wine drinker or your next special function. Estate grown vines are the major source of fruit. The vines span two vineyards within the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Both vineyards are very low yielding and produce fruit and wines with intense flavour and concentration. Tapestry's commitment to quality has seen this relatively small boutique label receive a number of awards and go on to establish export markets everywhere.
The Tait family have been coopering the finest wine barrels for over a century, today they are one of the Barossa's premiere winemaking estates
The genesis behind Tait Wines was Giovanni Tait (1927-1997). Giovanni learned cooperage from his father and grandfather before migrating to Australia from Italy in 1957. He took up work as a cooper in the Barossa. His skill and craftsmanship at his chosen trade led him to B Seppelts and Sons where he took an active role in the vinification and maturation of wine in the finest oak casks.

McLaren Vale Wines by Tait

Tait Border Crossing»

Other Wines by Tait

Tait Ballbuster Shiraz Merlot Cabernet»
Tait Basket Pressed Shiraz»
Tait Wild Ride Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre»
 Some Young Punks
We wanted to do something that had been done before, to make exceptional wine with small estate charm
We blame the booze. The whiff and the swill did us in and all that was left to do was to make more. In many ways the wines that weren’t worth the pull on the cork caused this as much as the wines that we will never have the pleasure of decorking again.
Shingleback is a family-owned wine estate handcrafting rich, fruit-forward Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Grenache from the McLaren Vale
The Shingleback winemakers utilize innovative canopy management and progressive farming techniques to produce wines of exceptional quality and character. Shingleback Wine takes its name from one of South Australia's most loveable lizards, the Shingleback, typically found in backyard gardens including those of Shingleback owners John and Kym Davey.
Serafino Maglieri arrived in McLaren Vale 1968, partnered with his father who was working at Pirramimma and founded one of the McLaren Vale's leading wineries
From picking, pruning and cellar hand work to planting his own vineyards and building his first winery, Steve has enjoyed great success. In 1965, the father and son team bought 40 hectares of McLaren Vale scrub and set about the task of clearing it and planting vines. In 1972 Steve started his own winery Gully Wines, which he renamed Maglieri Wines in 1977. Steve wanted to create distinctive and characterful McLaren Vale wines and established his own style. The quality of wines improved steadily and by the early 1990s Maglieri was well positioned at the top of the McLaren Vale ladder. One of Serafino’s greatest achievements has been sensational success at the International Wine Challenge in London. Twice the Maglieri Shiraz beat all comers and was voted Best Shiraz of the Competition.
 Scotchmans Hill
Scotchmans Hill is a family owned vineyard and winery based on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia
Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill has become a producer of some of Australia's most complex, elegant and consistent wines. Scotchmans Hill is located on Mount Bellarine which was named by the Scottish immigrants who settled the Mount Bellarine area in the 1840s. Mount Bellarine was formed over 30 million years ago by tectonic movement which formed Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding volcanic region of Geelong and Mount Bellarine.

McLaren Vale Wines by Scotchmans Hill

Estella McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon»

Other Wines by Scotchmans Hill

Armitage Vineyard Pinot Noir»
Geelong Bellarine
Cape Le Grand Cabernet Merlot 2007»
Great Southern
Cape Le Grand Sauvignon Semillon 2009»
Great Southern
Cornelius Blanc de Blanc»
Geelong Bellarine
Cornelius Single Vineyard Chardonnay»
Geelong Bellarine
Cornelius Single Vineyard Pinot Gris»
Geelong Bellarine
Cornelius Single Vineyard Pinot Noir»
Geelong Bellarine
Cornelius Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc»
Geelong Bellarine
Cornelius Single Vineyard Syrah»
Geelong Bellarine
Estella Adelaide Hills Chardonnay»
Adelaide Hills
Estella Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris»
Adelaide Hills
Norfolk Vineyard Pinot Noir»
Geelong Bellarine
Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay»
Geelong Bellarine
Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay 375ml»
Geelong Bellarine
Scotchmans Hill Late Harvest Riesling 375ml»
Geelong Bellarine
Scotchmans Hill Pinot Noir»
Scotchmans Hill Pinot Noir 375ml»
Scotchmans Hill Riesling»
Scotchmans Hill Sauvignon Blanc»
Scotchmans Hill Shiraz»
Scotchmans The Hill Brut Cuvee NV»
Geelong King Valley
Scotchmans The Hill Cabernet Shiraz 2015»
Scotchmans The Hill Chardonnay»
Scotchmans The Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015»
Marlborough Adelaide
Scotchmans The Hill Pink Moscato»
Sutton Vineyard Chardonnay»
Geelong Bellarine
Swan Bay Chardonnay»
Swan Bay Pinot Grigio»
Swan Bay Pinot Noir»
Swan Bay Pinot Rose»
Swan Bay Sauvignon Blanc»
Swan Bay Shiraz»
Domenico Scarpantoni immigrated to Australia in 1952, travelling and working around the country before settling in with Thomas Hardy and Sons at Tintara in the McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is a picturesque country town approximately 45 km south of Adelaide, South Australia. With its vineyards sprawling over hundreds of undulating kilometres, it is the toast of South Australia's world-renowned Fleurieu Peninsular.
 SC Pannell
Stephen Pannell is one of the nation's most decorated winemakers, he makes wine that's designed to accompany the Australian way of life, wines that drink well alongside the opulent menu of ingredients and cuisines which are on offer in the land downun
SC Pannell is a small, family owned and operated winery, established 2004 by Stephen Pannell and wife Fiona Lindquist. The winery was founded to focus on Stephen's passion for McLaren Vale and its ability to produce dry grown, environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache. In his capacity as Chief Red Wine Maker at BRL Hardy, Pannell gained an intimate knowledge of the regions vineyards and sub-regional variations, he was able to secure exquisite parcels of old vine Grenache and Shiraz from low yielding, dry grown sites. He wanted to make wines from the region that express their sense of place and define the character and expression of McLaren Vale.
In a little over 30 years, Rosemount Estate has established itself as one of Australia's most dedicated, innovative and leading wineries
Much has changed over the years at Rosemount Estate however, the commitment to quality that defined the original vision for Rosemount Estate's humble beginnings in the Hunter Valley has remained intact. This vision has remained pivotal to the progress and success of the now world famous winery that is Rosemount Estate.
RockBare was born out of Tim Burvill's desire to create his own wine from fruit grown to Australia's best viticultural regions
Growing up in Western Australia, Tim's interest in wine was sparked at a young age by frequent summer holidays to the Margaret River region. He fell in love with the world of wine, his passion eventually saw him move to South Australia, where he completed an honours degree at Adelaide University's Roseworthy Campus. His first job was with Southcorp, which as Tim puts it "was the best start to a winemaking career that anyone could ask for." For the next 5 years Tim worked with Southcorp, travelling the country plying his craft in the Coonawarra (Wynns) and the Barossa Valley (Penfolds), the Sunraysia and the Riverland, refining his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the country. A rapid rise through the ranks soon saw him vested with the responsibility at the age of 25, of making Southcorp's ultra-premium white wines, including Penfolds Yattarna. In 2001, Tim decided to follow his own path and began RockBare, focusing on Chardonnay and Shiraz from South Australia's McLaren Vale.
 Primo Estate
Primo Grilli planted his vineyard in 1973 a a spot 30 kilometres north of Adelaide within the rich fertile market gardening land of Virginia
Only 3 kilometres from the coast, Virginia enjoys the benefits of the cool sea breezes that sweep over the plains in the evenings. Primo built his vineyard with passion and understood completely the life of a vine. The grapes were grown to be turned into wine. His eldest son Joseph grew up with the vines tending them with the rest of the family. Joseph was to be a winemaker. It was not a conscious choice, not an expectation, just a progression, what he had to be. From his very first vintage, at age 20, Primo Estate's Joe Grilli wanted to create revolutionary wines. Ever since, Joe has been doing exactly that; creating some wonderfully dazzling and unconventional wines under the Joseph and Primo Estate labels.
 Pooles Rock
Poole’s Rock Vineyard was founded 1988 in the Broke Fordwich district of Hunter Valley by McQuarie banker David Clarke
Located thirty kilometres west of the main Hunter vineyard region, the original 32 hectare property is named after the monolith on its southern boundary, which in turn takes its name from a prominent local character who lived in the area over 100 years ago. Four prime hectares were planted solely to chardonnay vines, an endeavour described by legendary Australian winemaker, Murray Tyrrell, as the viticultural showpiece of Hunter Valley. David Clarke spent two years in search of this ideal site, one that would provide a suitable microclimate and alluvial soils conducive to the production of premium chardonnay. He engaged viticultural consultant Di Davidson to assist with the vineyard’s design. Development and planting commenced in spring 1988. They took meticulous care in establishing the vineyard, which is fully irrigated. The vines are now fully mature and producing remarkable quality fruit.

McLaren Vale Wines by Pooles Rock

Cockfighters Ghost McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014»

Other Wines by Pooles Rock

Cockfighters Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon 2013»
Langhorne Creek
Cockfighters Ghost Merlot 2012»
Cockfighters Ghost Verdelho 2011»
Hunter Valley
Pooles Rock Pinot Noir»
Tamar Valley
Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since
The Johnston family arrived in South Australia in 1839 and in 1892 Alexander, the tenth of thirteen children, purchased 97 hectares of rich farmland southeast of the then fledgling village of McLaren Vale. He named his land Pirramimma, an Aboriginal phrase meaning 'the moon and the stars'
 Peter Dennis
Egerton E.S Dennis settled on ninety acres of vineyard at McLaren Flat after serving in the RAAF
Ege pioneered the production of Mead and sold his crop of wine grapes to some of Australia's most eminent brands before founding his own label in 1971, with the object of converting the high quality fruit into pure, estate made wines. Since establishment, Dennis Wines have collected over 200 medals at national and international wine shows, twice claiming the revered Bushing King awards for best wine at the McLaren Vale Winemakers Exhibition. The tradition continues of producing vintages of the finest quality McLaren Vale wine.

McLaren Vale Wines by Peter Dennis

Peter Dennis Cabernet Sauvignon»
McLaren Vale
Peter Dennis Grenache»
Peter Dennis Shiraz»
The vineyards around the foothills behind McLaren Vale have always produced some of the regions finest wines, the enriched soils and sea breezes off St Vincent’s Gulf, set the scene for high quality wine grapes
In 1981 the Australian Wine Industry was in bad shape. Classic old vines, used to make fortified and red wines, were being removed. Big companies were pulling out of the industry. Twenty four year old Geoff Hardy had recently graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College and had seen how the Californians were grafting old vines over to new varieties such as Chardonnay. Geoff formed a partnership with Ian Leask who already had a solid history in viticulture and was then managing the Ryecroft Vineyards. The vineyard was available for sale and this is how Pertaringa, an Aboriginal name meaning Belonging to the Hills, was born.
Pepperjack wines are an endowment, from the noble House of Saltram, to all the good red wine enthusiasts of Australia. Originally created and crafted by the nation's most eminent father and son winemaking teams, Jimmy Watson winning winemakers Bryan and N
The Dolan name is an icon of Barossa winemaking. Nigel Dolan is the current Chief Winemaker at Saltram wines, a position also held by his father Brian Dolan from 1954 to 1959. Nigel, who is also responsible for the irrepressible Metala, enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of Australia's finest winemakers. Nigel has won numerous accolades in his career, three times winner of the coveted Stodart Trophy, and most notably as a dual winner of Australia’s most prestigious prize, the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1992, and most recently in 2003 for the 2002 The Eighth Maker Shiraz.
 Pennys Hill
Penny's Hill is are renowned for their distinctive red dot packaging and overwhelming critical acclaim ever since the inaugural 1995 vintage
Penny's Hill remain committed to producing the very finest fruit from their superlative estate vineyards, the superior Penny's Hill site, Goss Corner and Malpas Road properties. Penny's Hill are housed at Ingleburne, originally owned by Thomas Overton who farmed the land and established a Dernier school on the property in 1848. Ingleburne was established by Thomas Goss who leased and later purchased the property in 1854. Goss had the good fortune to return from the Victorian goldfields some fifteen hundred pounds for the better. No doubt this enabled him to build the double storied residence, so long a landmark on the way south from McLaren Vale to Willunga.
Penfolds was founded by a young English doctor who migrated to one of his country's most distant colonies a century and a half ago
Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold was born in 1811, the youngest of 11 children. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, graduating in 1838. Like many doctors before and since, Dr Penfold had a firm belief in the medicinal value of wine. Before he left Britain he had obtained vine cuttings from the south of France and these were planted around the site of the modest stone cottage he built with his wife, Mary, at Magill on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1845. The couple called this house The Grange, after Mary's home in England.

McLaren Vale Wines by Penfolds

Penfolds 76 Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet»
Barossa McLaren Wrattonbully
Penfolds Bin 389»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Bin 389 1.5L MAGNUM 2009»
Padthaway Barossa McLaren Coonawarra Wrattonbully Robe
Penfolds Bin 389 2003»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Bin 389 2008»
Barossa Coonawarra Langhorne McLaren
Penfolds Bin 389 2012»
Wrattonbully Barossa McLaren Langhorne Robe
Penfolds Bin 407 2006»
Robe Coonawarra McLaren Langhorne Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1998»
Coonawarra Padthaway Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 2001»
Coonawarra Padthaway McLaren Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 2002»
Barossa McLaren Padthaway
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 2004»
Barossa McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1990»
Coonawarra McLaren Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1996»
Coonawarra Barossa Padthaway McLaren
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1998»
Coonawarra Padthaway Kalimna McLaren
Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon»
McLaren Wrattonbully Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1991»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1992»
Barossa Coonawarra McLaren
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1994»
Barossa McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1995»
Barossa McLaren Adelaide Padthaway
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1996»
Barossa McLaren Adelaide Padthaway
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1997»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1999»
McLaren Padthaway Barossa Kalimna
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2002»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2003»
Barossa Coonawarra McLaren Adelaide
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2004»
Barossa McLaren Magill
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2007»
Barossa McLaren Magill
Penfolds Grange 1991»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange 1992»
Barossa Coonawarra McLaren
Penfolds Grange 1994»
Barossa McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1995»
Barossa McLaren Adelaide Padthaway
Penfolds Grange 1997»
Barossa McLaren Bordertown
Penfolds Grange 2002»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange 2003»
Barossa Coonawarra McLaren Adelaide
Penfolds Grange 2004»
Barossa McLaren Magill
Penfolds Grange 2005»
Barossa McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 2007»
Barossa McLaren Magill
Penfolds Grange 2009»
Barossa McLaren Clare Magill
Penfolds Grange 2012»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1979»
Barossa Adelaide Clare McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1980»
Barossa Adelaide Clare McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1984»
Barossa Adelaide Clare McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1986»
Barossa Adelaide Clare McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1987»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1988»
Barossa McLaren Padthaway
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1989»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1955»
Adelaide Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1957»
Adelaide McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1958»
Adelaide Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1979»
Barossa Clare Adelaide McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1980»
Barossa Adelaide Clare McLaren Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1984»
Barossa Adelaide Coonawarra McLaren Clare
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1986»
Barossa Clare McLaren Adelaide
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1987»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1988»
Barossa McLaren Padthaway
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1989»
Barossa McLaren
Penfolds Grange Hermitage Jimmy Watson 1965»
Barossa Adelaide McLaren
Penfolds St Henri 1.5L MAGNUM 2008»
Barossa McLaren Langhorne Adelaide

Other Wines by Penfolds

Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz»
Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2005»
Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre»
Penfolds Bin 13A Reserve Chardonnay 2013»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay»
Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay 1999»
Fleurieu, Piccadilly + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz»
Penfolds Bin 170 Kalimna 2010»
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro»
Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz»
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 1990»
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2013»
Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay»
Penfolds Bin 389 Vintages 2008 2011»
Penfolds Bin 407»
Penfolds Bin 407 2008»
Coonawarra Robe Wrattonbully Padthaway
Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling»
Eden Valley
Penfolds Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz 2008»
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1989»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1990»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1991»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1994»
Coonawarra, Barossa & Mount Barker
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1997»
Coonawarra Bordertown Padthaway Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 1999»
Coonawarra Padthaway Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 2005»
Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 2007»
Barossa Coonawarra Adelaide
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet 1.5L MAGNUM 2009»
Coonawarra Barossa Wrattonbully Padthaway
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon»
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon»
Coonawarra Padthaway Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1977»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1982»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1986»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1987»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1989»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1991»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1992»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1993»
Coonawarra, Padthaway, Adelaide
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1994»
Coonawarra, Barossa & Mount Barker
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1997»
Coonawarra Barossa
Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz»
Penfolds Bin A Reserve Chardonnay 2007»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon»
Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Shiraz 2005»
Coonawarra + Barossa
Penfolds Cellar Reserve Sangiovese»
Barossa & Adelaide
Penfolds Cellar Reserve Semillon»
Penfolds Cellar Reserve Viognier 375ml»
Penfolds Club Tawny Port»
Penfolds Father 10 Years Grand Tawny»
Penfolds Grandfather Tawny»
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1990»
Barossa Clare Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 1993»
Barossa Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2000»
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2001»
Penfolds Grange 1.5L MAGNUM 2006»
Barossa Coonawarra Adelaide
Penfolds Grange 1990»
Barossa Clare Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1993»
Barossa Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange 1996»
Barossa McLaren Adelaide Padthaway
Penfolds Grange 1998»
Barossa Padthaway Adelaide
Penfolds Grange 1999»
Penfolds Grange 2000»
Penfolds Grange 2001»
Penfolds Grange 2006»
Barossa Coonawarra Adelaide
Penfolds Grange 2008»
Barossa Clare Magill
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1981»
Barossa + Adelaide
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1982»
Barossa Clare Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1983»
Barossa + Adelaide
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1.5L MAGNUM 1985»
Barossa Clare Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1953»
Adelaide Hills & Barossa
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1954»
Adelaide Hills & Barossa
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1956»
Adelaide Hills & Barossa
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1959»
Adelaide Hills & Barossa
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1960»
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1961»
Adelaide Barossa Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1962»
Barossa + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1964»
Adelaide Hills & Barossa
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1966»
Barossa + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1969»
Barossa Adelaide Clare Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1970»
Barossa Adelaide
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1971»
Adelaide Barossa Clare Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1972»
Barossa Adelaide Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1973»
Barossa + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1974»
Barossa + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1975»
Barossa Coonawarra
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1976»
Barossa + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1977»
Barossa Adelaide Clare
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1981»
Barossa + Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1982»
Barossa Adelaide Clare
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1983»
Barossa + Adelaide
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1985»
Barossa Clare Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Grange Hermitage Jimmy Watson 1967»
Barossa Adelaide Clare
Penfolds Great Grandfather Port»
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet»
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay»
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet»
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 375ml»
Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2005»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2003»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2005»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Max Cabernet Sauvignon»
Penfolds Max Chardonnay»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Max Pinot Noir»
Tasmania Henty
Penfolds Max Shiraz»
Penfolds Max Shiraz Cabernet»
Penfolds RWT Shiraz»
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2003»
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2006»
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2010»
Penfolds St Henri»
Penfolds St Henri 2007»
Penfolds St Henri 2010»
Penfolds St Henri 375ml»
Penfolds The Max Schubert Cabernet Shiraz»
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet 2012»
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz 2012»
Adelaide Hills
Penfolds Tribute Cabernet Sauvignon»
Penfolds Tribute Cabernet Shiraz»
Penfolds Tribute Shiraz»
Paxton Vineyards Pty Ltd is one of South Australia's leading producers of quality fruit for the wine industry
David Paxton has been growing grapes in McLaren Vale for almost 30 years. In this time he has developed and managed vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Yarra Valley, regions of Western Australia and has consulted to growers across the country. David's company Paxton Vineyards owns approximately 200 acres of premium McLaren Vale vineyards and manages over 500 acres in the region as well as over 25 on Kangaroo Island. Whilst the majority of the grapes grown by Paxton are sold to wine companies, a small portion is utilised for the Paxton label.
Partisan take aim with each vintage at crafting a range of wines which are fundamentally endowed with maximum varietal character and discernible McLaren Vale charm
The Partisan range embraces and illustrates the sub regional characters within McLaren Vale from the regions most suitable grape varieties, Shiraz and Grenache, Mourvedre and Tempranillo. Partisan are all about people of the soil, nurturing and caring for the land, taking up McLaren Vale viticulture at a time in history when others were pulling out their vines and devolving into other forms of agriculture. Focused on producing affordable wines that are fully expressive of provenance and variety, Partisan hand select parcels of fruit parcels which are most suitable to microclime, sub region and terroir.

McLaren Vale Wines by Partisan

Partisan By Jove Tempranillo»
Partisan Trenchcoat GSM»
 Olivers Taranga
In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver travelled to South Australia from Berwick in Roxburghshire, Scotland eventually settling on land at McLaren Vale
Whitehill and Taranga farms, the names given to the northern and southern sections of this land, are located 2 km north of McLaren Vale overlooking the township. Taranga is a corruption of the aboriginal word Tarangk, meaning the middle which was used by the Kaurna, a local aboriginal tribe. Sheep and cattle were raised and orchards and vineyards were planted immediately upon arrival and the family prospered. William and Elizabeth are buried in a marble crypt, with three of their ten children beside them, in the family cemetery on the northern edge of the Taranga property.
 Nugan Estate
Nugan Estate is a story of inspiration about a premium producer of estate grown wine based in Griffith New South Wales
The Nugan Group was founded in 1940 when a young Alfredo Nugan emigrated from Spain with his family to start a small fruit and vegetable packing operation in Griffith, New South Wales. Nugan's daughter in-law Michelle became responsible for the Group’s renaissance into one of Australia’s most successful agricultural enterprises. Looking beyond Australia’s shores, Nugan became the largest exporter of niche juice products to Asia in the Southern Hemisphere with production in excess of 70,000 tonne per annum.
 Mr Riggs
And, yes.. Ben does have a vineyard
Located at Kangarilla on the edge of the McLaren Vale designated region, Piebald Gully is a recently planted patch producing fine grade Shiraz, Viognier and Petit Verdot from low yielding hand tended vines. Besides 22 vintages in Australia, Ben has presided over a further eight overseas. Experience has been gained in the Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy and the South of France which gives Ben a broad appreciation of wine styles and winemaking practices. A graduate of Roseworthy (in 1985), Ben has made a major contribution to regional wine industry activities having served 10 years as a board member of McLaren Vale Winemakers Inc. Three of those years saw Ben in the role of Chairman. He also chaired the McLaren Vale Wine Show over a 5-year period. Wines made by Ben have achieved considerable Wine Show Awards success including winning the first two Great Australian Shiraz Challenges. More than 20 trophies have been won and in 1993, Wirra Wirra 1991 Angelus was declared the winner of the Sydney International Top 100 wine awards.
The success of Mollydooker has been built on a pursuit of passion, working from the heart and never placing profit before the sanctity of great wine
Sparky Marquis was a successful professional photographer when dad lined up his five kids and told them that if any of them were prepared to learn winemaking or viticulture they would inherit his award winning vineyard and winery. The Langtons listed Fox Creek. Sparky remembered how much he liked drinking wine and stepped forward. Sparky and lovely young wife Sarah went to work, built a new winery and introduced their Vineyard Watering Programme, achieving exceptional quality fruit, devoting long hours to perfecting their winemaking.
It was the vision of Frank and Simone Mitolo to create individual and handcrafted wines, made with passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality
Frank’s Italian heritage provided him with an early introduction to wine appreciation and winemaking, while his roots are rich in horticultural history spanning three generations. With the active involvement and support of his wife Simone and their children Gemma, Alexander and Marco being their inspiration, their first wine G.A.M., a 2000 McLaren Vale Shiraz was produced.
Since 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its forty acre estate vineyard, has built a reputation for handcrafting superior and world class wines that combine exquisite fruit quality with structure and finesse
The Maxwell family is also famous for its range of Maxwell Meads, being the most significant producer in the southern hemisphere of this time-honoured, delicious and golden fermented honey. As mead is one of the oldest fermented drinks known to mankind, the late Ken Maxwell was inspired to research and produce what are now highly acclaimed as the benchmark of meads in the world. The Maxwell Meads’ purity of flavour is testament to 50 years of family research and development.
Marius Wines is a small premium wine producer in McLaren Vale
There is now a small, but growing, number of wine consumers who recognise Marius Wines as a best value producer of premium McLaren Vale Shiraz.

McLaren Vale Wines by Marius

Marius Simpatico Shiraz 2008»
The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola - Coonawarra district for over four generations, starting out as Store-Keepers and then graduating into grazing
The property on which Majella now stands was originally owned by Frank Lynn, and bought by his nephew, George, in 1960. George and Pat Lynn kept Merinos for wool production on their farm about ten miles away, and had always wanted some good Coonawarra country for their up-and-coming prime lamb enterprise. Viticulture, however, was not on their agenda until 1968.
Giovanni Maglieri arrived in McLaren Vale in 1958 and worked in the vineyards of Pirramimma Wines
Five years later, Giovanni’s 17-year-old son, Steve, arrived in Australia. Then, in 1965, the pair bought 40 hectares of McLaren Vale scrub and set about the task of clearing it and planting vines. In 1972 Steve started his own winery Gully Wines, which he renamed Maglieri Wines in 1977.

McLaren Vale Wines by Maglieri

Maglieri Cabernet Sauvignon 2013»
Maglieri Merlot 2008»
Maglieri Shiraz 2012»
Leconfield was established in 1974 by noted Oenologist, Sydney Hamilton
At the fine age of seventy six, after a winemaking career spanning nearly 60 years with the family company in Adelaide, Sydney still yearned to make a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and set himself the task of finding the right district in which to establish his own vineyard and winery. Showing great foresight, Sydney selected Coonawarra as the area with the potential to fulfil his ambitious dream. Thus Leconfield was born, named after an English ancestor, Lord Leconfield.
Koltz began as a small wine label in 1995 when winemaker Mark Day and Anna Koltunow made their first wine using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale
Since that time Koltz has evolved and now specialises in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, renowned for its Shiraz wines worldwide. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.

McLaren Vale Wines by Koltz

Koltz Shiraz»
 Kay Brothers
Bordering St. Vincents Gulf, 40 kms south of Adelaide, Amery Vineyards grace the rolling foothills of the Southern Mt. Lofty Ranges
In the early 1850's Richard Baker Aldersey bought several sections of land 6 kms north of McLaren Vale in a hilly area near Hope Farm (Seaview). He built a fine ironstone house and named the property Amery, after his birthplace Amery Farm near Alton, in Hampshire, England. The land was partly cleared until Amery was acquired by William Hammond junior, whose father owned the adjacent Hambledon Farm where he settled after quitting his sugar plantation in Jamaica. In 1886 young William Hammond planted out the original seven acres of vineyard at Amery, but for the main part he ran the 339 acre property as a farm, raising cattle and sheep, cereal crops, soft fruits and vegetables. In 1890 the Amery property was bought by the Kay Brothers, Herbert and Frederick, and they finally came into possession on February 2nd 1891.
 Kangarilla Road
Established by Helen and Kevin O'Brien in 1997, Kangarilla Road Vineyard and Winery is based in McLaren Vale South Australia
McLaren Vale is less than an hours drive from the city of Adelaide. The region is defined by some lovely beaches on the western boundary and by low lying hills to the east. McLaren Vale is the best region in Australia to achieve the wine styles that Kangarilla Road does well. The long, dry growing season can often become indian summers, translating into Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay fruit of aromas and flavours and balanced nicely in the reds with soft approachable tannins. In addition, the Kangarilla Road winemaking team are playing around with some new varieties to the district, namely Zinfandel and Viognier and we are very excited about the quality of these wines to date.
 Jacobs Creek
The history of Jacob's Creek begins with the earliest settlement of South Australia
Colonel William Light, who surveyed the city of Adelaide in 1836, made his way northeast to the Barossa Valley, which he named after an English victory in the south of Spain during the recent Napoleonic Wars. Later, when William Jacob surveyed the Barossa in 1839, he and his brother John took up land in the Hundred of Moorooroo; a word derived from the aboriginal meeting of two waters The two waters involved were the North Para River and a creek, which fed into it. The creek was later named Jacob’s Creek after William Jacob. Today, the Jacob brothers small cottages still stand, overlooking Jacob's Creek.
The Ingoldby family has been associated with McLaren Vale winemaking heritage for more than a hundred years
Since inaugural release Ingoldby have enjoyed a stunning run of success at national wine shows. It was in 1973 that Jim Ingoldby finally adorned the label of traditional McLaren Vale wines with the family name. From the outset Jim and his Ingoldby wines were unashamedly proud of their McLaren Vale heritage. The region is often referred to as the middle palate of the Australian wine industry. The Ingoldby's innate skill at managing vines and soils which they have husbanded for generations yields splendid fruit with concentrated flavours. Their fruit has been the secret ingredient in many of Australia's most cherished wines. Ingoldby's Cabernet is highly valued and still sought by some of the nation's most popular brands.

McLaren Vale Wines by Ingoldby

Ingoldby Cabernet Sauvignon»
Ingoldby Chardonnay»
Ingoldby Shiraz»
Hugo Wines is very much McLaren Vale, continuing the tradition of quality boutique winemaking from one of the nation's finest estate vineyards
The story of Hugo Wines is intrinsically linked to the property on which the vineyard is established. John Hugo's maternal great grandfather, George Sauerbier acquired the property and first farmed the land in the early 1900s, originally a Southdown sheep stud, grazing cattle and dairy, almonds, glasshouse tomatoes and mixed cropping, not to mention paddocks of grapevine meant for personal consumption. At that time, anything planted had to perform and provide a return, whatever the soil and climatic conditions.
Dean Hewitson is driven by passion. His creation of individual, exquisite wines from the ancient vineyards of South Australia is for your indulgence
Dean Hewitson captures the essence of history and the magic in old vines and bottles it. His passion for wine is undeniable and his desire to share this passion is even greater. This led him to a life in which he creates wine purely for the enjoyment of others. Rather than purchasing vineyards, Hewitson made the savvy business decision to create long term associations with a network of established growers, allowing him to seek out the varietals he desired.
Heirloom Vineyards were conceived in vintage 2000, when a young winemaking student caught the eye of a silly old wine judge
A love story ensued inspired by two vows, to preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine and unique old vineyards, to champion the best clones of each variety planted in the most appropriate sites, embracing the principals of organic and biodynamic farming. Seven long vintages of trial and error passed before Heirloom Vineyards could make a wine that was fine enough to pass on to future generations. That is this wine.
Thomas Hardy left Devon in 1850 at the age of 20 and migrated to the new colony of South Australia
He established a winery on the banks of Adelaide's River Torrens in 1853. His Bankside winery was the start of an outstanding family wine business that grew to become one of the world's great wine companies. Thomas Hardy was a self-made man, a pioneer of immense character. With a mixture of energy, determination, shrewd judgment, innovation and a touch of daring, he pursued the highest standards in winemaking. At Bankside, and later at his McLaren Vale property Tintara, he focused on quality and craftsmanship. Tintara was to become the centre of Hardy's enterprise and by the late 1800s was one of the best-equipped and managed wineries in Australia. This success was substantially due to Hardy's initiatives in planting higher quality, lower yielding varieties rather than the coarser, heavier-yielding types more common at the time. His willingness to experiment with and to use novel equipment, much of which he designed and built himself, also contributed to this success.
 Geoff Merrill
The Geoff Merrill winemaking philosophy has been and always will be, to make wine that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression, without excessive winemaker intervention
The history of the Geoff Merrill Mount Hurtle winemaking operations begins over 100 years ago when the site was built by a young Englishman, Mostyn Owen, who purchased 200 acres of prime Reynella hillside and built a winery in 1897. Set in the Hurtle Vale Ward just behind Reynella (Hurtle Vale was named after Sir James Hurtle Fisher, the first Mayor of Adelaide). Of these 200 acres, 150 were planted with vines. Mostyn Owen ran the winery and vineyards until he passed away in the mid 1940s. Mount Hurtle was innovative for its time, using the principles of gravity to feed wine throughout the cellars. Because of this the building is now state heritage listed.
Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grapegrowers, the Buttery Family
The Buttery family is dedicated to producing interesting and appealing wines of the highest quality from their McLaren Vale vineyards. They are also passionate about sound environmental practises, sustainable agriculture and innovation.
 Fox Creek
It all began when a group of medicos decided to realize a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine
In the past years since Fox Creek was established, many of the Fox Creek wines have been recognized by being awarded both Trophies and Gold Medals from National and Regional Wine Shows. The McLaren Vale Region has a Mediterranean style climate with a strong maritime influence and is frost-free as we are 7km from the sea. Annual Rainfall is 600-700mm falling mainly in Winter. It is an ideal location for growing grapes, with little disease pressure.
 Dowie Doole
A bottle of good wine can help solve many problems, such were the thoughts of Norm Doole and Drew Dowie as they watched the sun rise after enduring a cold, all-night session harvesting some of their fruit from the difficult 1995 vintage
Seeing their grapes being trucked away to other wineries and frustrated at not being in control of their fruit from that point, the two opened a bottle of red wine over breakfast and decided then to form a partnership, the purpose of which was to take charge of all aspects of growing grapes, making, bottling and selling their own wine.
 Dog Ridge
Dog Ridge is located at the base of The Southern Mount Lofty Ranges over looking the McLaren Vale wine region
DogRidge Vineyards employ modern viticultural practices which optimise sun exposure and canopy health, resulting in ripe fruit of intense colour and quality. This desirable combination has led to the creation of wines that express outstanding depth of colour, aromatic elegance and richness of flavour.

McLaren Vale Wines by Dog Ridge

Dog Ridge The Pup Cabernet Merlot 2010»
McLaren Langhorne Padthaway
 De Bortoli
De Bortoli is an exciting, innovative family owned wine company, having enjoyed spectacular success throughout it's entire range of wines
The winemaking team is overseen by third generation winemaker Darren De Bortoli and his brother-in-law Steve Webber who is married to Leanne De Bortoli. The dynamic duo has been responsible for many winemaking innovations and developments. Darren De Bortoli is the creator of the world acclaimed Noble One. Steve Webber, recently awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE's 2007 Winemaker of the Year, established the Yarra Valley winery, the King Valley vineyards and oversees the Hunter Valley winery and vineyards.

McLaren Vale Wines by De Bortoli

De Bortoli McLaren Vale Shiraz 2006»

Other Wines by De Bortoli

Bella Riva Pinot Grigio 2016»
King Valley
Bella Riva Sangiovese 2014»
King Valley
De Bortoli Black Noble 500ml»
De Bortoli Demi Dozen Delights»
De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Chardonnay»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Pinot Blanc»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Shiraz»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli King Valley Prosecco»
King Valley
De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 375ml»
De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 750ml»
De Bortoli Old Boys 21 Year Old Port 500ml»
Rutherglen Barossa
De Bortoli PHI Chardonnay»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli PHI Pinot Noir»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Section A5 Chardonnay»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Section A7 Riesling»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Section A8 Syrah»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Section D4 Nebbiolo»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Show Liqueur Muscat 500ml»
De Bortoli Villages Chardonnay»
Yarra Valley
De Bortoli Villages Pinot Noir 2016»
Yarra Valley
Deen Vat 1 Durif»
Deen Vat 2 Sauvignon Blanc 2017»
Deen Vat 4 Petit Verdot 2015»
Deen Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 375ml 2011»
Deen Vat 6 Verdelho 2015»
Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2016»
Deen Vat 8 Shiraz 2006»
Deen Vat 8 Shiraz 2014»
Deen Vat 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015»
Divici Prosecco»
Emeri Pinot Chardonnay»
Emeri Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc»
Emeri Sparkling Pink Moscato»
Emeri Sparkling Pinot Grigio»
Emeri Sparkling Shiraz»
Jean Pierre Classique Sparkling»
Jean Pierre Sparkling Brut»
Jean Pierre Sparkling Rose»
La Boheme Act Four Syrah Gamay 2016»
Yarra Valley
La Boheme Act Three Pinot Gris 2016»
Yarra Valley
La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Rose 2017»
Yarra Valley
Melba Lucia Cabernet Sangiovese»
Yarra Valley
Melba Mimi Cabernet Sauvignon»
Yarra Valley
Melba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon»
Yarra Valley
Melba Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon»
Yarra Valley
Montage Cabernet Merlot 2009»
Montage Chardonnay Semillon 2009»
Montage Semillon Sauvignon 2010»
Riverina Yarra
Riorret Abbey Vineyard Pinot Noir»
Yarra Valley
Riorret Lusatia Park Chardonnay»
Yarra Valley
Riorret Lusatia Park Pinot Noir»
Yarra Valley
Rococo Premium Cuvee»
Yarra Valley
Rococo Rose»
Yarra Valley
Sacred Hill Brut Cuvee»
Sacred Hill Cabernet Merlot 2013»
Sacred Hill Chardonnay 2014»
Sacred Hill Colombard Chardonnay 2015»
Sacred Hill Reserve Tawny»
Sacred Hill Rose 2015»
Sacred Hill Semillon Chardonnay 2012»
Sacred Hill Semillon Sauvignon 2014»
Sacred Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2013»
Sacred Hill Traminer Riesling 2014»
Sero Merlot Sangiovese 2006»
King Valley
Sero Syrah Dolcetto»
King Valley
Treviso Moscato 2007»
Vinoque Art Martin Sangiovese»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Chalmers Vineyard Greco»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Chardonnay»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Heathcote Shiraz»
Vinoque Little Art Favorita»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Nebbiolo Rose»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Oval Vineyard Pinot Blanc»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Pinot Noir 2015»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Roundstone Vineyard Gamay Noir»
Yarra Valley
Vinoque Same Same Pinot Noir Meunier»
Yarra Valley
Windy Peak Classic White 2009»
Yarra & King Valleys
Windy Peak Heathcote Shiraz 2016»
Windy Peak King Valley Pinot Grigio 2016»
King Valley
Windy Peak Pinot Chardonnay Brut»
Yarra King
Windy Peak Sangiovese 2009»
King Valley
Windy Peak Sauvignon Semillon 2010»
Windy Peak Yarra Valley Cabernet Merlot 2013»
Yarra Valley
Windy Peak Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016»
Yarra Valley
Windy Peak Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017»
Yarra Valley
The heart of McLaren Vale, past and present, d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in Australia
In 1912 Joseph Osborn, a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. Joseph’s son Francis Ernest (‘Frank’) Osborn left medical school, choosing to forsake the scalpel for pruning shears. He soon increased the size of the vineyard to 78 hectares. Fruit was sold to local wineries until the construction of his own cellars was completed in 1928. Dry red table and fortified wines were produced in ever increasing quantities to supply the expanding markets of Europe.
Dandelion Vineyards really do wish you were here
Their vineyards are family, their wines are children. Serious stuff, certainly. Proper fun, absolutely. The lifelong search to appreciate and understand the essence of wine, its terroir, leads to a vinous treasure hunt, following the Dandelion's wishing clock if you will, that always inspires. Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time.
Siituated in the hills north of the McLaren Vale township in an area known as the Seaview sub region, the Coriole winemaking operation was aquired and re-established by the Lloyd Family during the sixties
Coriole's old house and barn were constructed in about 1860. The slate roof of the old house, and its immense slate slab floors are typical of early houses of the district. Coriole was first owned by an English company, managed by Geoffrey Kay, a distant relative of the the Kays of nearby Amery Winery. Coriole's old shiraz vines were planted in 1919, when the district was experiencing a strong surge in export growth of its burgundy style wines to England and increasing wine sales interstate.
 Cheviot Bridge
The launch of the Cheviot Bridge wines coincided with the new millennium and was underpinned by a desire to create wines that showcase the breadth and quality that Australia has to offer
A single minded commitment and the experience of the estate's winemaking team, many of whom have literally grown up in the wine industry, has enabled Cheviot Bridge to realize the vision. The endorsement of the passionate approach comes from the support of the customers whose loyalty has led to Cheviot Bridge becoming one of the top twenty wine companies in Australia. At Cheviot Bridge the aim is to craft wines that fit with today's varied lifestyles. So whether wine lovers are looking for something to drink everyday, a wine for that special occasion or something new and different, you will always find something to enjoy in Cheviot Bridge.

McLaren Vale Wines by Cheviot Bridge

Long Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc»
McLaren Clare

Other Wines by Cheviot Bridge

Long Flat Cabernet Merlot»
Long Flat Chardonnay»
Long Flat Moscato»
Long Flat Shiraz»
 Chateau Reynella
Chateau Reynella enjoys an unrivalled prestige as the birthplace of South Australia's internationally renowned wine industry and home of the state's oldest operating cellar
McLaren Vale is invariably linked to names such as John McLaren, John Reynell and Thomas Hardy. McLaren was appointed as Senior Surveyor and given the task of surveying the southern districts of Adelaide. His report on the rich and extensive valley of McLaren Vale was completed three years after proclamation in 1839. His team came across a wide valley that members of the party named McLaren's Vale. "This wide valley of McLaren gave promise of much beauty and fertility!"
 Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill takes its name from the historic ironstone church built at the property in 1865
Chapel Hill Winery is entirely in the Hills Face Zone. In 1990 environmental consultants were briefed to advise regarding development in this sensitive rural preserve. The estate obtained planning approval from the Minister for Environment and Planning in 1991, and built the winery in 1993. Chapel Hill is the embodiment of the wine and food experience delivered using the best of environmental practices by people who are passionate about their product and the McLaren Vale winegrowing region.
 Chalk Hill
Chalk Hill is a family owned wine company dedicated to making small batch, hand crafted wines of distinction
In the heart of the McLaren Vale wine region and overlooking the township of McLaren Vale, the Chalk Hill vineyard has stunning panoramic views across grapevines to the coast. It was established in 1969 with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon and more recently plantings of Sangiovese and Barbera have been added.The Harvey family grape growing heritage goes back six generations in South Australia, they now have six vineyards spread across the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region. The first family vineyard was planted in 1897 and these century old vines still bear fruit today. It is the family commitment to make wines that reveal the unique place that is McLaren Vale, and to exhibit their efforts from the vineyard to the bottle. Wine is more than just a drink, it is a reflection of place and life.

McLaren Vale Wines by Chalk Hill

Chalk Hill McLaren Vale Shiraz»
The Casella family has been making wine since 1820 in Italy, and since 1965 in Australia
Filippo and Maria Casella emigrated to Australia from Italy in the 1950s bringing with them their hopes and dreams and the know-how acquired through three generations of grape-growing and winemaking in Italy. Recognising the potential of the region, Filippo purchased a farm in the town of Yenda, New South Wales, in 1965. After selling the grapes from his farm to local wineries, he decided in 1969 that it was time for a new generation to put its winemaking skills to use, and the winery was born.

McLaren Vale Wines by Casella

Casella 1919 Cabernet Sauvignon»
Barossa Coonawarra McLaren
Casella 1919 Shiraz»
Casella Limited Release Shiraz»
Yendah McLaren Vale Shiraz Viognier 2006»

Other Wines by Casella

Casella Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon»
 Cape Barren
Cape Barren Wines create generous and profound wines, sourced from some of South Australia's finest vineyard sites
Located in the renowned McLaren Vale region of South Australia, the Cape Barren vineyards benefit from the unique maritime climate of long warm summers cooled by afternoon ocean breezes, ideal conditions for grapes destined for full-bodied red wines. Starting from humble beginnings with the first vintage in 1999, Cape Barren Wines is the result of a 35 year friendship between Peter Matthews, who has 30 years experience in executive Sales and General Management, and Brian Ledgard, a third generation grape grower, and their lifelong interest in vineyards and wine. Their ambition was and is, to produce full bodied wine of uncompromised quality and excellence.
Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia's most reputable wine labels
Brokenwood was founded by a trio of Sydney-based solicitors, Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday, who paid a then record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The original block - originally planned as a cricket ground for the local community was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
 Braydun Hill
Carol and Tony Bradley Dunn work on their own small acre vineyard and are devoted to exclusively producing the finest quality Shiraz
The philosophy at Braydun Hill is to do one thing well, and to excel at it. Experience gained at making hand made wines from fruit picked off hedgerows on the English countryside told Bradley-Dunn that Braydun Hill was the ideal grape growing site and lead to vines being planted in 1998. The vineyard is 10 beautiful acres of gentle north facing slopes on a rare patch of Paringa sandy loam over clay in the McLaren Vale, perfect for quality grape vines. The natural sloping of the Braydun Hill's terrain provides for quality ripening. The ocean breezes and maritime climate cool the summer sun and help keep the vines from the mildew and other diseases that more protected vineyards often suffer. This means that Braydun Hill's winemakers have never used any pesticides in the vineyard and have no need for artificial chemicals.
Bondar are a little winery headquarted at the iconic Rayner Vineyard, on the corner of Chalk Hill Road and Twentyeight Road in McLaren Vale
Bondar wines began its life in 2012, after a small group of family and friends hand picked a couple of tonnes of Shiraz grapes for their first ever wine. It was a beautiful, calm, warm summer's evening, and when the sun went down the McLaren Vale sky lit up with one of the most spectacularly beautiful sunsets they had ever seen. Bondar's Violet Hour Shiraz was born out of the inspiration from this magical moment. They have since won multiple trophies at the McLaren Vale Wine Shows and have been named one of the Top 50 Young Guns of Wine.

McLaren Vale Wines by Bondar

Bondar Fiano»
Bondar Junto Grenache Shiraz Mataro»
Bondar Rayner Vineyard Grenache»
Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz»

Other Wines by Bondar

Bondar Adelaide Hills Chardonnay»
Adelaide Hills
Bondar Grenache Cinsault Rose»
Adelaide Hills
Bondar Mataro»
Adelaide Hills
Bondar Rayner Vineyard Shiraz»
Adelaide Hills
Formed in 1985, Beresford Wines has established itself in 15 export markets and has received numerous prestigious show awards both nationally and internationally
Beresford wines are hand-crafted to capture the Essence of McLaren Vale. The wines offer consistent quality that epitomise the ambience and character of the McLaren Vale region. Each wine has been made with the same attention to detail that ensures the elements of richness, warmth, character, soul and depth are there for everyone to enjoy. When you open a bottle of Beresford wine you are sharing the hard work, skills, experience, creativity and passion of a dedicated team of people. This has taken Beresford Wines to where it is today.
The Bekkers story is born of a rare connection with nature, as articulated by a world of experience
One of McLaren Vale’s oldest and distinguished wineries was the setting for a chance meeting between a young French winemaker and newly graduated Australian viticulturist. Emmanuelle and Toby Bekkers have lived, worked and raised a family amongst the vineyards of McLaren Vale. For over 25 years, Emmanuelle and Toby have travelled regularly to Europe to visit an extensive network of esteemed wine makers and industry friends. After each trip they return with new inspirations and an appreciation of the traditional, timeless methods. This serves to enhance a rare and special commitment to producing McLaren Vale wines of the highest quality.

McLaren Vale Wines by Bekkers

Bekkers McLaren Vale Grenache»
Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah»
Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah Grenache»

Other Wines by Bekkers

Bekkers Petit Chablis»
 Ballast Stone
The Shaw family own and operate Ballast Stone Vineyards, they can be proud of four decades as winegrowers, vignerons and vintners
Their dream for family involvement inspired Richard and Marie to expand from 5 acres to over 1,200 acres to become one of the largest owners of vineyards in the premium cool climate regions of McLaren Vale and Currency Creek in South Australia. The Shaw family vision included producing high quality wine for the enjoyment of global wine connoisseurs. In 2000 the construction of their ultra modern, state-of-the-art winery was completed. Ballast Stone's wine is produced from grapes picked from their family vineyards and is produced at their Ballast Stone winery that is located in the Currency Creek region. Ballast Stone Estate has a range of distinguished labels comprised of Ballast Stone Estate Range, Stonemason, Steeple Jack and the ultra premium and iconic brands, Emetior & RMS.

McLaren Vale Wines by Ballast Stone

Ballast Stone Cabernet Sauvignon»
Ballast Stone Windjammer Shiraz»
Aramis Vineyards, completely McLaren Vale, family owned, estate vinified and estate grown
Aramis hve been awarded a staggering amount of awards and accolades at Australian and international wine shows in recent years. The vineyards are planted on their own rootstock to some of the world’s oldest mineral rich soils and in the most temperate of Mediterranean climates. The vines consistently produces excellent fruit quality from low yielding vines. Only the best parcels of fruit are carefully selected from the vineyard and bottled under the Aramis label. Great attention to detail with the integration of fruit flavours and fine oak barrels helps produce classic handcrafted styles of wine. Aramis have pursued their passion to produce rich and intensely flavoured wines. There are 64 acres planted, the majority of which is dedicated to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Knowledge of the vineyard is paramount, with meticulous management and tireless commitment to achieve fruit of the highest standard.
Arakoon aspire to make elegant, restrained and sophisticated wines that will complement food, as wine should be drunk with fine food and good company
Let there be no doubt, the wine is made in the vineyard. The source fruit can vary greatly from vintage to vintage. In order to obtain a certain degree of consistency, batches are processed as separately as possible followed by a final blending, assembling wines into unique styles. Elegance with power, aspirations which are not always easy to reach. Arakoon maximize quality by interacting with growers as much as possible, and by choosing growers who are interested in producing high quality fruit, rather than just high quantity. Processing, maturation, blending and bottling are also important and that is where the winemaking part comes in.
 Andrew Garrett
Established in 1983, Andrew Garrett Wines is regarded by consumers as a relaxed, unpretentious, successful brand that provides excellent value wines, entirely approachable and reliable
Andrew Garrett has always produced full-flavoured wines from fruit sourced mainly around the McLaren Vale and nearby Padthaway regions. Andrew Garrett Wines makes reds, whites and sparkling wines, including Australia's most popular Sparkling Burgundy, which is made from premium McLaren Vale Shiraz. The team at Andrew Garrett share many years collective experience in fashioning popular and memorable vintage releases, at some of the better winemaking estates around Australia.