La Prova

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

Sam Scott's great-grandfather worked in the cellar for Max Schubert and passed his knowledge down to Sam's grandfather. It was he who gave Sam his early education. Sam enrolled in business at university, continuing the casual retailing with Booze Brothers - which he'd started while at school - picking up the trail with Baily & Baily. Next came wine wholesale experience with David Ridge, selling iconic Australian and Italian wines to the trade. This led to a job with Michael Fragos at Tatachilla in 2000 and since then he has been the ‘I've been everywhere man', working all over Australia and in California. He moved to Bird in Hand winery at the end of '06, where Andrew Nugent indicated that it was about time he took the plunge on his own account and this he has done. Exports to the UK and Singapore.

About

La Prova refines the traditional textural and savoury characteristics of Italian varieties to create approachable, sophisticated wines of depth that keep curious drinkers interested. The wines are delicious with or without food and all made in the Adelaide Hills, where you can visit the cellar door on the first weekend of each month. There are two ranges; alongside La Prova is La Prova Uno, with single site expressions from exceptional vineyards. The winemaking focusses on careful cultivation in the vineyard and fastidious selection of the right day to pick. The day you pick is the day you make your wine! Fruit is sourced from vineyards best suited to each variety; largely from the varied topography of the Adelaide Hills, but from farther afield too including Prosecco from King Valley and Nero d’Avola from McLaren Vale. Italian varieties need less water and thrive in warmer conditions. Many are future-ready, supporting our production philosophy that is inherently sustainable and in our view necessary to ensure the future of Australian wine. We prefer hand picking, indigenous yeasts, older oak, and avoid filtering, fining, and additions except for minimal sulphites. All wines are vegan friendly.

Specialities

Italian varieties including Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Fiano, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo

Cellar Door

Information

Our lounge style cellar door is purely for your enjoyment. Come in and take your time over a flight of five wines served with local chèvre cheese and crackers. We can also whip up scrumptious produce plates consisting of local flavours, whether it's lunch you want or a tasty snack.

Hours

We are open the first Saturday and Sunday of every month 11am-4:30pm, or by appointment.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

Local cheese and grazing platters.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

AUSTRALIA

New South Wales/ACT

Deja Vu Wine Company
Andrew Cameron
m 0412 771 992
e acameron@dejavuwines.com.au

Queensland

Deja Vu Wine Company
Peter Crannage
m 0412 678 750
e pcrannage@dejavuwines.com.au

South Australia

Epicure Sales and Marketing
Brett Trewartha
m 0411 518 037
e brett@epicurewine.com.au

Victoria

Deja Vu Wine Company
Hadyn Petricevich
m 0466 389 200
e hpetricevich@dejavuwines.com.au

Western Australia

Epicure Sales and Marketing
Brett Trewartha
m 0411 518 037
e brett@epicurewine.com.au

Tasmania

Mezzanine Wines
m 0417 337 024
e bmorgan@mezzaninewine.com.au

International Sales Information

Singapore

Singapore Straits Wine Company
Karen Ku
t +65 6593 6333
e karen@sswc.com.sg

United Kingdom

Thos Peatling Fine Wines
Nicholas Corke
t +44 1284 755948
e nicholas@thospeatling.co.uk

Details

La Prova logo
Rating
Winemaker Sam Scott
Established 2009
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours 1st w'end of the month 11-5 or by appt
Address 102 Main Street, Hahndorf, SA 5245
Telephone (08) 8388 7330
Website www.laprova.com.au