This rare and precious wine represents a unique combination of people, vineyard, history and winemaking provenance.
Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy is one of Australia’s most respected winemakers and his family’s Upper Tintara Vineyard is one of Australia’s most important viticultural assets. The Vineyard’s last remaining 2.54ha block of 1891 Ancestor Vines, planted by Andrew’s great-great grandfather Thomas Hardy, are some of Australia’s oldest and most valuable. And Andrew’s library of wines made from this small block over two decades, but cellared and hidden from the public until the first release in 2019, demonstrate the quality and age-worthiness of these special releases.
Each element of the 1891 Ancestor Vine Shiraz is precious in its own right, but the circumstances that have finally brought them together, makes this wine a treasure of the Australian wine industry.