The Hamilton family has the longest continual presence of grape growing and winemaking in the country. Approaching the 180th anniversary, Hugh Hamilton is the fifth generation of the family that planted the first vineyards in South Australia in 1837.
As with all families there is a black sheep and Hugh is it. Not one to follow the flock, Hugh’s wines are distinctive. With the icon ‘Pure Black’ Shiraz and unique blends and varieties such as ‘Black Ops’ Shiraz Saperavi and ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Shiraz Viognier – this is no ordinary line up.
Our wines are lively in the glass and reflect the vineyard in which they are crafted from. Created to be enjoyed now and certainly very “more-ish”. Mary Hamilton, Hugh’s daughter and 6th generation, believes to enjoy wine is to define your mood. The range contributes to any mood, from when you want to be wrapped up in a wine that is warm & generous or perhaps when your feeling adventurous and ready to take on the world.
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.