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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 2021 6 Pack

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    • Ox Hardy McLaren Vale Grenache 2021 6 Pack

      Iridescent crimson and purple in colour. Aromas of roses, lavender, red berries and baking spice. Juicy, opulent red fruit and cherry complemented by refined, powder tannins on the palate. Alc/Vol: 14.5%

      $124.00 $112.00

  • Ox Hardy Slate Shiraz 2021 - 6 Pack

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    • Ox Hardy Slate Shiraz 2021 - 6 Pack

      When Thomas Hardy purchased the Upper Tintara Vineyard in McLaren Vale in the late 1870s, it heralded the foundation of one of Australia’s greatest winemaking dynasties.The original winery, later extended and improved by Hardy, was built by the legendary Dr A.C. Kelly in 1863, the slate mined at nearby Delabole...

      $296.00 $267.00

  • Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Shiraz 2021 6 Pack

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    • Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Shiraz 2021 6 Pack

      Deep bright purple colour. Inky blackberry aromas, fresh redcurrant, raspberry. Savoury and aniseed. Rich full juicy palate, inky texture. Fresh, soft full tannins, lovely concentration, vigour. Finishes sweet and soft. A wine that will age gracefully for many years, but very drinkable now.Alc/Vol: 14.5%

      $124.00 $112.00