The Small Parcels range highlights innovative or new grape varieties to Australia, grown in carefully selected and distinguished sites. Fruit is then vinified in our house style by winemaker Phil Lehmann, to make wines that reflect where they're grown, with intense flavours and distinctive varietal character.
The term Saignée derives from the French word for 'bleeding'; it is used to signify the extraction process (bled-off) of juice from the grape skins, to produce a Rosé wine.
Our Touriga fruit comes from the Tscharke family vineyard in the Seppeltsfield sub-district in the Barossa Valley. The vineyard is located on the eastern side of a ridge, positioned on the cusp of Seppeltsfield and Marananga - one of the most coveted locations within Australia's premiere growing region.
Grown on a single vineyard in the Rosedale sub-district of the Barossa Valley - a climate not dissimilar to Tempranillo's natural environment in Spain - this low-elevated, south-western corner of the Valley is generally warm with minimal rainfall; well suited to this bold red variety.
The Tscharke family also supply our Montepulciano fruit; grown on their vineyard in the highly regarded Stonewell sub-region on the Western side of the Barossa Valley.
Although still rare to find outside of its native Italy, Negroamaro fruit for this wine is grown by the Kalleske family on their vineyard in the Koonunga Hill sub-district of the Barossa Valley.
The Regional Selections focuses on those particular varieties that are known to thrive in each region or sub-region; whether it be climate, elevation or soil profile, every growing location maintains certain attributes which result in one or two varieties flourishing ahead of their peers. The Regional Selections captures these.
Fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, a region that has gathered a strong reputation for young and fresh styled Sauvignon Blanc.
The Clare Valley has long been acclaimed as the Riesling capital of Australia; we have sourced fruit from two of it's star pupils - Polish Hill and Watervale - to produce a sublime Riesling that highlights its regional characteristics.
Coonawarra and Cabernet Sauvignon have long been regarded as the power couple of the Australian wine industry. Fruit for our Cabernet is sourced from the southern end of the Coonawarra region upon the Williams family vineyard.
The Barossa Valley is synonymous with Australian Shiraz and is home to the largest repository of old vine Shiraz in the country. Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Kalleske family vineyard in the Koonunga Hill sub-district of the Barossa Valley, where the warm climate and heavy clay soils are ideal for the production of soulful Shiraz.
Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV
Graceful and refined, Madeline Alice Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV is bottle fermented in the traditional method, then aged on lees before disgorging and dosage. The result is a complex and elegant style of sparking wine.
Sparkling Shiraz NV
A welcomed addition to the Hesketh sparkling range; The Black is an elegant, full bodied Sparkling Shiraz, made in a medium-dry style to enjoy on any occasion.
Our Art Series wines showcase the variety of high-quality fruit that is available right here on our doorstep. From McLaren Vale to Coonawarra to the Adelaide Hills and all the sub-regions that go with them, these wines aptly reflect the diversity present throughout South Australia.
Midday Somewhere Shiraz
The fruit for Midday Somewhere Shiraz comes from a selection of premium sub-regions in South Australia. The moderate climatic conditions provide an extended ripening period, resulting in bright, aromatic Shiraz with distinctive varietal flavour and character.
Twist of Fate Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit for Twist of Fate comes from the Currency Creek and McLaren Vale growing regions on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. The moderate climate of both regions results in extended ripening periods for Cabernet Sauvignon which enhances flavour development. This translates into bright, aromatic Cabernet with distinctive varietal flavour and character.
Wild at Heart Rosé
Wild at Heart Rosé is made from a selection of premium dry-grown vineyards in South Australia. Wild at Heart is a fruit driven style of Rosé, with bright aromatic fresh fruit flavours, a touch of sweetness perfectly balanced with a bright, fresh and crisp finish.
Lost Weekend Chardonnay
Made in a fresh aromatic style, Lost Weekend Chardonnay has been crafted with measured oak influence to accentuate the varietal definition, palate structure, and the 'fresh' Chardonnay fruit flavour spectrum. Fruit for this wine comes from the Padthaway sub region of the Limestone Coast in South Australia, and the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills.
Bright Young Things Sauvignon Blanc
The cool climate of the Adelaide Hills is recognised for producing aromatic whites with an abundance of flavour and crisp, natural acidity. Bright Young Things embodies all these elements with pure, fresh and intensely flavoured Sauvignon Blanc.
Rules of Engagement Pinot Gris
Celebrated cool climate growing regions in South Australia provide the fruit for Rules of Engagement. The sunny, yet cool days and cold nights, produce stylish Pinot Gris fruit which translates into a bright, aromatic and fresh white wine.