Since 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its forty-acre estate vineyard, has built a reputation for producing handmade, rich and robust reds that combine exquisite fruit quality with structure and finesse. Their estate vineyards are some of the most favorably positioned in the McLaren Vale district. They are positioned on the southern slope and crest of Lumb’s Hill, amongst gently rolling hills just one mile north of the McLaren Vale Township’s Main Street. Situated on solid limestone, and in such proximity to the moderating effects of the Gulf of St Vincent, the conditions in the vineyards are ideal and somewhat blessed for producing small quantities of intensely flavored grapes.
In 1987, Geoff Hardy - A fifth generation descendant of the South Australian wine pioneer, Thomas Hardy finally found his ideal site for the production of outstanding cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as the K1 Vineyard as this unique, groundbreaking site was the first commercial planting of vines in the Kuitpo (pronounced 'ky-po') region. Today, the K1 by Geoff Hardy wines are considered to be amongst some of Australia's finest ultra-premium, single estate wines. Geoff and his family continue their work to keep it that way and to make sure that the K1 wine maintains its reputation as one of Australia's leading producer.
Wine of the Year Awards in two categories:
K1 by Geoff Hardy in their top 5 Australian
Winemakers for 2007 as well as one of the
top 5 wineries for 2007