Smidge Wines

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Smidge Wines is owned by Matt Wenk and wife Trish Callaghan. It was for many years an out-of-hours occupation for Matt; his day job was as winemaker for Two Hands Wines (and Sandow's End). In 2013 he retired from Two Hands and plans to increase production of Smidge to 8000 dozen over the next few years. His retirement meant the Smidge wines could no longer be made at Two Hands and the winemaking operations have been moved to McLaren Vale, where Smidge is currently leasing a small winery. Smidge owns the vineyard in Willunga that provides the grapes for all the cabernet sauvignon releases and some of the McLaren Vale shiraz. The vision is to build a modern customised facility on the Willunga property in the not-too-distant future. The Magic Dirt shirazs are made in the same way, the purpose to show the impact of terroir on each wine: 14-16 days in an open fermenter, then after 10 months in barrel a selection of the best barrel is transferred to a single 2yo French barrique and a further 14 months of maturation follows. Exports to the UK, the US, Korea and China.

About

At Smidge, we try to find the very finest parcels fruit and transform them into small volume, world class wines that show exceptional varietal and regional definition. At days end, our goal is to give those who really appreciate wine something that is singularly enjoyable, truly special and uniquely memorable.

Hand made…barrel selected.

Cellar Door

Information

The Smidge Wines Cellar Door is now open on the second weekend of every month. Come and meet Matt and Trish, taste the latest vintage and learn how wine is hand made and barrel selected!

Bookings in advance are essential for barrel tastings. Please phone Matt on (08) 8272 0369 or email us.

Hours

CELLAR DOOR DATES 2019

June:
Saturday June 8, Sunday June 9 and Monday June 10

July:
Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14

August:
Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11

September:
Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15

October:
Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13

November:
Saturday November 9 and Sunday November 10

December:
Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

South Australia:

Synthesize Wines Distributions
Matt Murray:  0447 556 510
Email:  matt@sythensizewine.com.au

Victoria and Tasmania:

Santé Wines
Contact: Krisdianne Shimmin
Tel: 03 9429 1990
www.santewines.com.au/contact-us/

New South Wales:

Combined Wines & Foods
Address: 70 Belmore Road North
Riverwood NSW 2210 Australia
Phone: (02) 9533 7955
Fax: (02) 9533 7966
Email: info@combinedwines.com.au

Queensland:

Global Food & Wines
Contact Shane Porter
Mobile: 0400 014 687
Phone: 1300 362 673
Email: shanep@globalfw.com.au

International Sales Information

China:

Representative: Mr Danny Bai
Beyond Wines
Phone:4000 778 315
Email: info@beyondwines.com

UK and Europe:

Andrew Fullerton
UrbanVines Ltd
+44 (0)7801 753598
Email: andrew@urbanvines.co.uk

Details

Smidge Wines logo
Rating
Winemaker Matt Wenk
Established 2004
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) 4.1 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address 150 Tatachilla Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone 0419 839 964
Website www.smidgewines.com/