The Ox Hardy range of wines represent a rare and precious combination of people, vineyard, history, and winemaking provenance.
Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy is one of Australia’s most respected winemakers and his family’s Upper Tintara Vineyard is one of Australia’s most important viticultural assets. The Vineyard’s last remaining 2.54ha block of 1891 Ancestor Vines, planted by Andrew’s great-great-grandfather Thomas Hardy, are some of Australia’s oldest and most valuable. And Andrew’s library of wines made from the family’s vineyard over the past two decades, but cellared and hidden from the public until the first release in 2019, demonstrate the quality and age-worthiness of these special releases.
Each element of the Ox Hardy range of wines are precious in their own right, but the circumstances that have finally brought them together makes them a treasure of the Australian wine industry.
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.