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Andrew Hardy is one of Australia’s most respected and influential wine industry leaders. A fifth generation winemaker, he is the great-great grandson of Thomas Hardy, the ‘Father of the South Australian Wine Industry’.

Andrew has 36 years’ experience making wine in the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale working chiefly at Petaluma. He has also made wine in California, Oregon and Bordeaux and is a Trustee of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia. Whilst at Knappstein in Clare, Andrew was awarded the Warren Winiarski Trophy for 'Best Cabernet in the World' and the Trophy for 'Best Australian Red Wine' for his Enterprise Cabernet. He was also pivotal in the industry's adoption of the screw cap closure.

This all started as a hobby around the turn of the century, with Andrew and his father Bob making tiny amounts of Shiraz from the old block for the family to drink. By 2008 he was making small amounts of 1891 Ancestor Vine Shiraz each vintage, which was ‘a bit like ripping up $100 bills in the shower’. He invested even further from 2014, making the Upper Tintara Vineyard Shiraz, from millennium plantings on the family vineyard. Today, this vertical line-up of Shiraz, that he has accumulated each year, is a stunning showcase of the quality of the Upper Tintara Vineyard, the precious nature of the 1891 Ancestor Vines and Andrew’s abundant winemaking talents.


  • Ox Hardy McLaren Vale Grenache 2020

    • Ox Hardy McLaren Vale Grenache 2020
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    • Ox Hardy McLaren Vale Grenache 2020

      The fruit for the 2020 Grenache was selected from three separate blocks in Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat - the Natale, DogRidge, and Conté vineyards. These old bush vine blocks are dry grown and yield high-quality fruit that displays structure and complexity. The fruit was handpicked on 10th and 11th...

      $38.00

  • Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Shiraz 2017

    • Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Shiraz 2017
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    • Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Shiraz 2017

      Sourced from millennium plantings on the Hardy family Vineyard, this wine is a contemporary style of McLaren Vale or - more specifically - Blewitt Springs Shiraz. Being more elevated and cooler than the Vale floor gives the wines from the Upper Tintara Vineyard high levels of natural acidity, great freshness,...

      $38.00