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The Estate

65 acres 5kms East of the McLaren Vale township, via Sand road. Soil types vary between heavy biscay on clay and sand on clay.

Varieties grown include: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer & Chardonnay

This 120 acre plot of land was planted to Shiraz and Grenache in circa 1880, and was then purchased by Thomas Hardy in 1887, who named it Glen Hardy. It has significant historical importance as it was either the first or second vineyard purchased, then after Thomas Hardy obtained the Tintara Wine Company in 1886.

Our signature Over The Hill Circa 1880 Shiraz is produced with grapes from this original vineyard confirmed by Historian Rob Lyn to be planted circa 1880, making our Shiraz one of the oldest in McLaren Vale and one of the oldest in Australia.

Covering an area of 2.4 ha (6 acres), they were originally bush vines and were later trellised with posts and wire in the early 80's. Over The Hill offers fruit of great substance, intensity and grace.


Conte Estate Vineyards

  • Conte Estate Wines
    270 Sand Road
    McLaren Vale SA 5171
    +61 8 8383 0183
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    645 California Road
    McLaren Vale SA

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