The Hesketh Wine Company is a small, family owned, South Australian producer of
high quality wines. Their winemaking philosophy has been shaped by family's
extensive involvement in the global wine industry in both the old and new worlds over
the past half century. Winemaker Jonathon Hesketh has an impressive pedigree,
having worked with premium brands such as Wirra Wirra, Moet and Chandon and
Cloudy Bay. His father, Robert, worked in Burgundy and the South of France, the UK
and North America and throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2006 Jonathon and
wife Trisha returned to Adelaide to start the Hesketh Wine Company. Each wine is
produced from identified, distinguished viticultural sites within each growing region
and their fruit sourcing is fastidious. The Hesketh's believe wine is little without friends,
food, music and art. As a result, the labels have been designed as a framework for
paintings by emerging contemporary artists.
|Made in collaboration with Berthold Salomon, of Weingut Salomon Undhof located in Kremstal, Austria. Fifty percent of the fruit comes from the terraced Wachtberg Vineyard located alongside the Danube River above Krems and the remainder from the more elevated and later ripening Sandgrube and Weinzierlberg Vineyards. Hand-picked fruit is destemmed, crushed and fermented to dryness in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.