Conte Estate Wines is a family owned & run boutique vineyard & winery based in the heart of South Australia’s
McLaren Vale region – universally recognised as one of Australia’s premier wine producing districts.

SHIRAZ VINEYARD PLANTED CIRCA 1880

MAKING OUR VINES OVER 130 YEARS OLD

 With the assistance of local professional historian Mr. Rob Linn, the vineyard was confirmed to be planted circa 1880. In 1887 Thomas Hardy purchased the established vineyard from the Latta's family. The archival research within the South Australian Register of 1892 revealed information on the original 120 acre property, named Glen Hardy after its purchase. Since then it has changed hands numerous times, and later was divided into two seperate 60 acre properties. Other varieties of vines on the original 1880's plantings included Grenache and Currants. Today, only the 6 acre plot of Shiraz still remains.      

All of our wines are Vegan friendly, no animal products have been added to the process of the winemaking

We have also a range of no added preservative wines for those that have a low tolerance to sulphur which

is a preservative used in wine

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Recent Awards

  • 2012 Over the Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz Silver Award Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2016

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