Andrew 'Ox' Hardy is not just out of one of the most pedigreed and respected winemaking families in this country, he also has an enormous bag of experience to draw from when crafting these eponymous wines out of his personal SA wine project, based in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale.
Having spent half a life time making region-expressive wines throughout Southern Australia, most notably spending 14 years as head winemaker for Petaluma in Adelaide Hills, Andrew also had stints in California, Oregon and Bordeaux along the way.

The new Ox Hardy wines are centered around the flag ship Upper Tintara vineyard in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, where he will be following on from the legacy of his great-great grand father Thomas Hardy, who purchased the site in 1871 and developed it into one of the most important vineyard sites in the country. While the vineyard still has a 2.5H plot of 1891 planted Shiraz vines in production, the Ox Hardy range features a number of varieties from the site, and also a neat cooler expression Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - as an homage to a region that has been so central to Andrew's career. Hats off to Andrew for once again making honest, site-expressive wines at great value from these hallowed sites.