Headed by Jonathon Hesketh, this is part of WD Wines Pty Ltd, which also owns Parker Coonawarra Estate (see separate entry), St John’s Road and Vickery Wines. Jonathon spent 7 years as the global sales and marketing manager of Wirra Wirra, and 2.5 years as general manager of Distinguished Vineyards in NZ. He is also the son of Robert Hesketh, one of the key players in the development of many facets of the SA wine industry. Jonathon says, ‘After realising long ago that working for the man (Greg Trott) was never going to feed 2 dogs, 4 children, 2 cats, 4 chickens and an ever-so-patient wife, the family returned to Adelaide in early '06 to establish Hesketh Wine Company’. A new cellar door opened in 2022. Exports to all major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost, The road not taken.
As a small, family owned producer of high quality wines, the Hesketh Wine Company works with local growers and processes their own fruit in the traditional method. But rather than follow the path most travelled and attempt to be all things to all people from one region, their approach is to focus solely on the strengths of various growing regions. This is done quite simply, for reasons of quality - to make better wine.
Specific vineyards – Each wine is either single vineyard or sourced from a small selection of specific vineyards in each region. Fruit comes from specialised local growers, and the wines are made to retain a sense of place.
Local processing – Each wine is made at local facilities as close as possible to the vineyards for reasons of both quality and practicality.
House style – 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.
International approach – fruit sourcing focuses on South Australia’s premium growing regions, but also extends beyond the shores of Australia. This reflects the way the Hesketh family has always operated. The result is not only a range of wines from familiar varietals and regions, but also some new and exotic wines to help broaden our horizons and keep the knife sharp.
Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Negroamaro
Mon–Thurs 10–4, Fri–Sat 10-10, Sun 10–6
Details are correct at time of writing
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International Sales Information
Discerning Independent Fine Wine retailers, Dan Murphy’s and BWS.