cradle of hills

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Paul Smith’s introduction to wine was an unlikely one: the Royal Australian Navy and, in particular, the wardroom cellar at the tender age of 19. A career change took Paul to the world of high-performance sports, and he met his horticulturist wife Tracy. From '05 they travelled the world with their 2 children, spending a couple of years in Europe, working in and learning about the great wine regions and about how fine wine is made. Paul secured a winemaking diploma and they now have 3.46ha of shiraz, 2.67ha of cabernet sauvignon and 0.38ha of mourvèdre, supplementing this with purchased grenache and mourvèdre. -JAMES HALLIDAY

Specialities

Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, mourvedre.

Cellar Door

Information

Yes, we love visitors!
Open By Appointment 7 days, 11am - 4pm. Call us on 0438 564 281 to book a private guided tasting with us, or email: info@cradle-of-hills.com.au
Tastings are free of charge for small parties. We charge $10pp for groups of more than 6 people.
We are child and pet friendly. EFT available.
Open Days: April and November on certain weekends. See our website for details.

Cradle 100 Wine Club: We have a wine allocation system to ensure that our regular buyers have assured access to our wines, before they sell-out, as our production runs are very small. Wines are chosen by members and are discounted for members only. Please see our website for more information.
Extended Cellar: We offer a free of charge cellaring lay-by service for Cradle 100 Wine Club Members only. Please enquire.

Hours

Sun: 11:00am till 4:00pmMon: 11:00am till 4:00pmTue: 11:00am till 4:00pmWed: 11:00am till 4:00pmThu: 11:00am till 4:00pmFri: 11:00am till 4:00pmSat: 11:00am till 4:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

By prior booking we prepare fresh, regional food platters to enjoy while tasting our wines at $30 for 2 persons (Pricing Nov 2019). Please book your platter by Thursday for a weekend appointment.

For Wine Enthusiasts: Enjoy a special Wine & Food Tasting Experience with winemaker Paul Smith (1 hour). This allows a lengthy and in-depth consideration of wine characters, matched precisely with small bites of food. For wine lovers and aficionados. White, rosè and reds wines included. Please enquire.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Winery Direct – All states: Enquire to Paul Smith on 0418 826 206 or email info@cradle-of-hills.com.au

Details

Rating
Winemaker Paul Smith
Established 2009
Dozens 800
Vineyards (area) 6.51 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days by appt
Address 76 Rogers Road, Sellicks Hill, SA, 5174
Telephone 0418 826 206
Website www.cradle-of-hills.com.au