We are pleased and proud to announce that Shaw + Smith will be our feature winery this month!
The larger than life legends of the Adelaide Hills, producers of modern classics, and creators
of the famed Sauvignon Blanc (that may as well have turned the words “Sauvignon Blanc”
to “Shaw + Smith”).
Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw.
They make wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills, from varieties that suit the cooler
climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Shaw + Smith own two vineyards, in Lenswood and Balhannah, where “It’s higher, it’s colder,
it’s wetter” – this is what really makes these specific areas of the Adelaide Hills stand out.
It is here, in the vineyards, that the initial magic happens. Un-certified organic, the Shaw
+ Smith approach is geared towards growing the best possible grapes, managing vineyards
sustainably, valuing vine health, soil health, and low yields. In the pursuit of quality, all
grapes continue to be hand-picked, and the wines are fermented, aged and bottled on site
at Balhannah. The wines are vibrant, medium bodied expressions of their varieties that
intrinsically reflect their sites and region.
Shaw + Smith