Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw.
Their wines are made exclusively from Adelaide Hill’s varieties that suit the cooler climate:
Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
In 1999 Shaw and Smith purchased a property at Balhannah, where they planted vines, and built their winery. In 2012 a 20 hectare vineyard was purchased in Lenswood. This is where the fruit from their stunning Single Vineyard Chardonnay is harvested.
Growing the best possible grapes, managing vineyards sustainably, and valuing vine health, and low yields are central to the Shaw + Smith approach. In the pursuit of quality, all grapes continue to be hand-picked, and the wines are fermented, aged and bottled on site in Balhannah.
As the business has grown, Michael and Martin have built a formidable team to continue the evolution of Shaw + Smith, including Master of Wine David LeMire, Senior Winemaker Adam
Wadewitz, Business Manager Grant Lovelock and Group Viticulturist Murray Leake.