Our strength has been our well established, award winning vineyards at the southern end of the Mount Lofty Ranges in Bakers Gully
Over 12 months ago we appointed Stephen Pannell to oversee the management of our vineyards and consult on our winemaking directions for the future. SC Pannell
"I try to create wines that suit our cllmate and way of life - wines to drink with the food we grow, make and eat in Australia."
Stephen has gained extensive knowledge and experience over the years,working with Iconic Australian wineries as well as overseas at Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Burgundy,Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and B.G. Vajra in Barolo.
Stephen's passion for the Mclaren Vale region and its ability to produce dry - grown and environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache.In his capacity as Chief Red Wine Maker at Hardy's he gained an intimate knowledge of the region's vineyards and sub-regional differences.
"I wouldn't be surprised if in 40 years time that we're talking about this guy as one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wine in our age."
Nick Stock, Author of the Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide