Hardys Hidden Secrets
Hardys iconic tasting
A landmark on the main street of McLaren Vale, Hardys Tintara became the heart and soul of the region in 1878, when Thomas Hardy transformed an old mill flour into what would quickly become South Australia’s largest wine business. Through his ingenuity and determination, the entire township of McLaren Vale began to prosper and evolve.
Throughout the 1900s, Hardys’ innovative winemakers were lauded for perfecting the cross-blending technique, combining grape varieties from different regions to create remarkable reds that are still enjoyed today. By 2003, Hardys Wines was the number one Australian wine brand, with two million glasses of Hardys Wines consumed every day throughout the world.
Today, the Hardys Tintara heritage lives on, taking visitors beyond the cellar door to experience a rare immersion of history, storytelling and bespoke experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the country. Explore the estate’s historic buildings, the original working winery and sprawling gardens, home to the legendary Moreton Bay Fig Tree, almost 150 years old and listed on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees.
McLaren Vale is famous for its intensely flavoured Shiraz as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Grenache. Nestled between rolling hills and a picturesque coastline approximately 35 km south of Adelaide, the region has a Mediterranean climate that is ideal for grape growing.
Shiraz, Tempranillo, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Chardonnay, Savagnin
202 Main Rd, McLaren Vale 5171
With our viewing platform over our state of the art winery and open top fermenters. Vintage between February and April is the best time to visit.
Just a 45min drive from the CBD or airport down the southern expressway and straight into the main street of McLaren Vale
Sun-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm (Open Public Holidays excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)
08 8329 4124