Producer Spotlight: Living Roots
Living Roots is an urban winery in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York and a not-so-urban winery in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Though Living Roots was founded in 2016, our legacy began six generations back with Thomas Hardy, Seb’s great-great-great grandfather. In the 1850's, Thomas planted the Hardy family’s first grapes and jumpstarted 160+ years of family winemaking.
Seb grew up in his dad’s vineyards, particularly at K1, the first vineyard in the Kuitpo subregion of the Adelaide Hills. After high school, Seb worked several vintages in Australia and across Europe, and got a degree in Viticulture and Oenology in Adelaide, with an exchange at UC Davis.
Colleen grew up in Rochester, New York and the two met in McLaren Vale in 2014. in 2016, they established Living Roots. That was the first year they split time between South Australia and New York, doing two harvests so they could make a wide range of wines, suiting the varieties and styles to the differing climates.
What People Are Saying
Had such a great experience at Regions! The team were wonderfully helpful and had great knowledge to share. The range is huge and all local South Australian brands, which is fantastic! Beautiful store, definitely my new go-to spot!
Selection - varied and high quality, whatever you're looking for you'll find it from some amazing local producers. Staff - friendly and extremely knowledgeable, haven't been led astray yet Overall - a great little shop to satisfy your drink needs while supporting your local community doing great things in the drinks space
Love the craft beers at Regions. New beers appear regularly and I’m usually a fan. It’s a great place to discover new South Australian craft producers.
Select range of regional (South Australian) wines not easily found in city bottle shops. Looking through every shelf is a treat. Enthusiastic and friendly staff. Also local craft beers, chilled and ready.
Despite the unassuming storefront, the interior is filled to the brim not only with wine, beer and spirits, but friendliness and an awesome local crew putting South Australian produce on the map.
Great little bottle shop, friendly service, can't wait to go back!
As a homesick South Australian, I have found buying wine and spirits easy from Regions website. They have a fabulous selection of produce at a competitive price. Delivery to Brisbane has been quick and packaging robust and environmentally friendly. Thanks team!
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Regions offers a great selection of SA Wine, Beer & Spirits I can’t get in my local area. The website is great and I received my order the next day.