Hesketh Wine Company
Various regions, South Australia
The Hesketh Wine Company is a small, family owned producer of high quality, yet accessible wines. They work with their own growers and process their own wines like traditional wineries. Their approach is to remain focused on the individual strengths of different South Australian growing regions.
Each wine is either made from a single vineyard or sourced from a small selection of specific vineyards in each region. Fruit comes from both their own vineyards in Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley, as well as from specialised local growers.
Wines are made to a ‘Hesketh’ style, which is based on balance and complexity but more importantly, ‘drinkability’. Wines with generous flavours and aromatics, which also retain a sense of place – wines which reflect the vineyards they are grown in.
The portfolio also consists of wines made by Lehmann & Hesketh, a partnership that stretches back to the 1970’s when Peter Lehmann & Robert Hesketh formed Masterson Wines. This was the genesis of Peter Lehmann Wines,
and the collaboration that famously saved the livelihoods of many Barossa grape growers. Their sons Jonathon and Phil are the next generation working together, and it is their respective vineyards in Coonawarra and the Barossa that supply the fruit for these wines.