Hugo

South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

Came from relative obscurity to prominence in the late 1980s with some lovely ripe, sweet reds, which, while strongly American oak-influenced, were outstanding. It picked up the pace again after a dull period in the mid-'90s, and has made the most of the recent run of good vintages. The estate plantings include shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, grenache and sauvignon blanc, with part of the grape production sold. Exports to Canada.

About

Hugo Wines is a small family owned and operated winery, located in the foothills of the picturesque McLaren Vale Wine Region and has now reached its 35 year milestone.The Hugo Estate is uniquely located in the elevated north eastern point of McLaren Vale where the vineyard sit at approximately 180 meters above sea level (approximately twice above sea level of the McLaren Vale Township). The Hugo family only use fruit produced from the estate to create their wines. Cellar door was established in 1982 by John and Liz Hugo, offering tastings and sales of their estate grown wines and quality extra virgin olive oil. Visitors to the cosy cellar door are surrounded by magnificent scenery from the hills to the sea, in addition to local artworks on display in the gallery.

Specialities

All the fruit is estate grown, featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, dry grown Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and the McLaren Vale favourite, Shiraz. Award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also produced from the family grove.

Cellar Door

Information

Enjoy a guided tasting of the Hugo Estate Wines and award winning extra virgin olive oil with our passionate family and staff.

Bookings are required for groups of eight or more.

Hours

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

We have sourced a select range of delicious local producers, where you have the ability to build your own platter.

Cuisine

Cheese Boards

Hours

Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:30am – 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Cellar Door, Mail Order, Website & Facebook

SA:

Hugo Wines distributes direct to retail and restaurants.
For trade opportunities contact Will Hugo
Ph: 8383 0098
Email: whugo@hugowines.com.au

VIC:

Bud Burst Wine Distribution
Michael Warren
Ph: 0412 221 272
Email: mwarren@budburstwines.com.au

NSW:

Sydney
Sharyn Feehan
Ph: 0449 662 717
Email: sharynfeehan@gmail.com

Newcastle
Damien McManus
Wine and Co NSW
Ph: 0427 931 335
Email: damien@wineandco-nsw.com

QLD:

The Grape Connection
Greg Wilkins
Ph: 0409 588 872
Email: greg@thegrapeconnection.com

International Sales Information

Canada – Alberta:

Lanigan & Edwards Wine Merchants
1421 – 70 Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta T6P 1N5
Ph: 780 462 5358
Fax: 780 462 7320
Email: jack@lanigan-edwards.com

Details

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Winemaker Renae Hirsch, Brian Light
Established 1982
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 20 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10.30-5
Address 246 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8383 0098
Website www.hugowines.com.au