Smith & Hooper can be viewed as simply one of many brands within the Hill-Smith family financial/corporate structures. However, it is estate-based, with cabernet sauvignon and merlot planted on the Hooper Vineyard in 1994; and cabernet sauvignon and merlot planted on the Smith Vineyard in '98. Spread across both vineyards are 9ha of trial varieties. Exports to all major markets.
Smith & Hooper wines are sourced entirely from two Wrattonbully vineyards, previously farmed by the Smith and Hooper families. These are premium wines from exceptional vineyard sites featuring Terra Rossa, a rich, free draining soil that is considered by many as the viticultural equivalent of gold. Extensive trials have led to us focusing on Merlot – a wine expressly suited to the region.