Over five generations, members of the Hill-Smith family have been pioneers in locating exceptional vineyard sites that maximise the personality of their wines.
A favourite playground has been the Eden Valley, in the rugged and undulating high country of the Barossa.
Since the wine was released in 1980, Hill-Smith Estate Sauvignon Blanc has been recognised as one of Australia’s finest Sauvignon Blancs. Our Eden Valley Chardonnay has returned to the Hill-Smith Estate wine collection - a contemporary, fresh and textured Chardonnay.
These wines honour the contribution that Wyndham Hill-Smith OBE (1909 - 1989) made to wine, sport and life in Australia. A talented amateur artist, Wyndham painted the front label scene of a Barossa landscape. This work is one of his favourites.
Well known as a cricketer, Wyndham Hill-Smith both shared the crease with Bradman and faced Larwood at his peak. He was a keen thoroughbred owner, with more than 500 race wins, and well recognised as a generous host and charming raconteur.
Importantly, Wyndham oversaw in the 1960s and ’70s the innovative return of viticulture from the floor of the Barossa Valley to the cooler climes of the high altitude Barossa ranges, known as Eden Valley. In these conditions, finesse, elegance and understated power replace the robust and earthy style of the lower altitudes.