Hardys was founded by English immigrant Thomas Hardy in 1853. Arriving in Australia in 1850 from Devon, England, aboard the ship "British Empire" with his cousin Johanna, Thomas Hardy was regarded as a young man of intelligence and vision beyond his years. Hardy's vision was to create wines that would be prized in all markets of the world. True to his vision he was awarded gold medals and commendations at international wine shows including Bordeaux in 1883 and Paris in 1889. Today, after 27 vintages abroad and in Australia, Bill Hardy, the great great grandson of Thomas, was appointed Hardy Brand Ambassador and Corporate Oenologist in 1995. He now travels around Australia and the world promoting his family's proud history as well as the stories and the wines of Hardys.
The great Thomas Hardy legacy lives on today through six generations of Hardy family involvement, overseeing expansion into new Australian viticulture regions, winemaking advances and global distribution. Somewhere behind each of Hardys wines lingers the spirit of Thomas Hardy.
McLaren Vale, Australia
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Semillon
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
7 days a week 10.00am . 4.30pm
Offering Tastings / Events / Function Facilities
DID YOU KNOW
Hardys was established in 1853 in McLaren Vale.
Hardys was the first Australian winery to be awarded two Gold medals at the International Wine Shows in Bordeaux, 1882, and Paris, 1889.
Sponsor of the Australian Cricket Team
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