The Hesketh Family

The Hesketh Family

Three generations of our family have been involved in the wine industry for over sixty years, but an aversion to convention has always led us to follow 'the path less travelled by'.

In 2006 Jonathan and Trish established the Hesketh Wine Company to produce wines that reflect the family's history. This translates to our wine being known for:

Clarity:Regional typicity and clear varietal expression.

Value:A level of sophistication beyond the selling prices.

Quality is the overriding priority.

Eat well, drink well, have fun.

Jonathon Hesketh

Proprietor & Principal Debt Holder

Born and raised in Adelaide to Shirley and Robert, Jonathon spent a year in Burgundy, with the family, when he was nine and returned speaking English with a French accent.

After finishing school (just) he spent another year in France working on the family's vineyard project, before returning home to spend eight years learning alternative vocations in Export Trading and FMCG.

Forever grateful to the late and great Greg Trott (proprietor of Wirra Wirra Vineyards in McLaren Vale) for an entry back into the wine industry, Jonathon stayed nearly seven years at Wirra Wirra, with a stint in New Zealand on the distribution side of the wine business; running Lion Nathan's Distinguished Vineyards.

After realising long ago that working for the man was never going to feed two dogs, four children, two cats, four chickens and an ever-so-patient wife, the family returned to Adelaide in early 2006 to establish the Hesketh Wine Company.

Trish Hesketh

Chief Task Juggler and Binding Agent

Born in Northern Ireland to Joe and Eleanor, with one older brother Sean, Trish emigrated with her family to Melbourne when she was just three. After working in fashion with Perri Cutten Trish flew for Ansett for twelve years, only calling it quits after child number three.

In between times Trish has manned the Cellar Door in McLaren Vale and worked in PR in New Zealand. Often referred to as ‘The Dish’, but more accurately as the brains, the common sense and the glue to the Hesketh tribe with an uncanny ability to multi-task (a gene that other members of the family missed out on).

Winemaking Team

Andrew Hardy, Keeda Zilm & Luke Broadbent

The Hesketh winemaking team is made up of Andrew Hardy, Keeda Zilm and Luke Broadbent. With over seventy years of experience between them, our winemakers continue to produce wines that reflect the Hesketh Wine Company style and ethos.

They work with fruit from our own vineyards, and those of specialist growers, to produce a diverse range of wine styles best suited to each region. This ranges from classics like Coonawarra Cabernet and Eden Valley Riesling, all the way through to emerging regional/varietal combinations like Clare Valley Fiano and Barossa Valley Negroamaro.