Hardys

South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

The 1992 merger of Thomas Hardy and the Berri Renmano group may have had some elements of a forced marriage, but the merged group prospered over the next 10 years. So successful was it that a further marriage followed in early 2003, with Constellation Wines of the US the groom, BRL Hardy the bride, creating the largest wine group in the world (the Australian arm was known as Constellation Wines Australia, or CWA); but it is now part of the Accolade Wines group. The Hardys wine brands are headed by Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon, Eileen Hardy Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz; then the Sir James range of sparkling wines; next the HRB wines, the William Hardy quartet; then the expanded Oomoo range and the Nottage Hill wines. The ‘Big Company' slur is ill deserved - these are some of Australia's greatest wines. Exports to all major markets.

About

"The Hardys winemaking philosophy is primarily based on the preservation of varietal fruit characters in all of our wines from the top down, but is one which also incorporates winemaking methods which add an underlying complexity and texture to the wines - taking the best of old world and new world techniques and style and applying this to cutting edge viticulture. This philosophy is a great base on which to build.” - Hardys Chief Winemaker, Paul Lapsley

Specialities

Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet sauvignon shiraz, merlot, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, fortified wines.

Cellar Door

Information

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.

Hardys Tintara Cellar Door
Main Road, McLaren Vale SA

Cellar Door is open 7 days per week
(excluding Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday).

Hours

Monday to Friday & Sunday 11am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Cuisine

Cheese Platters

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

International Sales Information

See www.hardyswines.com

Stockist

Hardys wines can be found nationally in all good liquor retail outlets.

Details

Hardy's logo
Rating
Winemaker Paul Lapsley (Chief)
Established 1853
Dozens NFP
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 11-4, w'ends 10-4
Address 202 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8329 4124
Website www.hardyswine.com.au