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, the South of France, the UK, 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.
|A deep ruby red color with aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon spice, and
blackberries. The palate offers ripe blackberry and cocoa with a hint of white pepper spice. The Viognier provides a
silky texture resulting in a wine with balance and complexity.
|Wine maker notes
|During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the
path less travelled by. As a result their winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. They only produce
wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing
those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world.
|The Shiraz was sourced from 25 year old vines from Buttery's vineyard and was co-fermented with Viognier (5%)
sourced from Maslins Beach vineyard. 25% was aged in American oak with the balance maturing in new and older
French oak for 14 months.