A visit to Hardys Tintara is not just about tasting wine, but experiencing the rich history that goes into running a business over 160 years.
The Hardys Tintara winery, on the main street of McLaren Vale, has been at the heart and soul of the region from the very beginning. In 1878 Thomas Hardy transformed an old flour mill into one of the region’s best wine cellars, and with his success, McLaren Vale began to prosper and grow.
Today, we are proud to still be the home of Hardys, and be able to showcase the original winery, as well as combine time-honoured winemaking techniques with the best of today’s technology.
At Hardys Tintara Cellar Door you can enjoy a range of wines that showcase the best McLaren Vale has to offer. Select from cellar door exclusive alternate varietals, our McLaren Vale range, or indulge in a structured tasting of our Icon Eileen and Thomas Hardy wines, produced from some of the finest fruit resources in Australia, and hand crafted using the time honoured techniques of open fermentation and basket pressing.
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.