Established in 1980, Geoff Merrill Wines is situated at the historic Mount Hurtle Winery in the Southern suburbs of Adelaide. Built in 1897, Geoff purchased the property in 1985 with the view to restore the winery and surrounding vineyard to their former glory to cope perfectly with the rigors of modern-day winemaking.
A large family of geese and ducks also inhabit the winery grounds and dam near the front entrance to the estate. Geoff Merrill’s winemaking philosophy is to produce wine that allows regional, varietal and vintage expression, without excessive winemaker intervention.
Great wine is a matter of balance and his passion for subtle, elegant and harmonious flavours in wine is well documented. He believes that maturation, both in barrel and particularly in bottle, prior to release, plays an important role in achieving this aim.
The winery’s product range consists of four tiers, including the new and exciting ‘by Merrill’ range along with the Premium Red Selection, Reserve Selection and the pinnacles, Parham Cabernet Sauvignon and the Henley Shiraz.
Visitors to Mount Hurtle are invited to indulge in their choice of wine flight options with Regional Tasting Platters also available.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.