Established in 1981, Haselgrove is surrounded by over 10 hectares of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro vines – with the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines dating back more than 60 years. We also work with a group of dedicated McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills growers. Although renowned for producing rich and robust award winning reds from McLaren Vale, our whites are also making ripples with wine writers and on the wine show circuit.
HISTORY OF HASELGROVE
The gods were smiling the day that Haselgrove came to life. The site was chosen for a number of reasons, including aspect and soil composition, but lets face it, we are in the heart of Australian wine country and a perfect place to create world class, iconic and award winning wines.
Although established in 1981, it wasnt until 1999 that the winery as it stands today was built. Change again was afoot, when in 2008 over a game of cards and a couple of hearty reds four Italian-Australian industry veterans decided to purchase Haselgrove. Don Totino, Don Luca, Steve Maglieri and Tony Carrocci went to work injecting a heap of passion and ultimately revamping the brand, its presentation and its entire range of wines.
Over the past 2 years, Haselgrove has been awarded the 2017 'Wine Company of the Year', 2017 'Winemaker of the Year' by Winestate Magazine, the 'Dark Horse Winery of the Year 2015' and achieved a 5 Red star rating by James Halliday. In addition, we have accumulated numerous trophys and gold medals on the national and international wine show circuit, including over 10 wines with a 90+ Halliday rating and 6 wines with a 90+ Parker rating. We are also very proud to be associated with Qantas and Korean Airlines where our wines are served to First and Business Class passengers.
At Haselgrove we focus on small batch production, allowing the blending of small parcels of wine to create high quality, hand-crafted wines. Significantly, the small batch facilities allow our Winemakers the ability to keep small parcels of fruit and ultimately wine separate until the final blending stage. For our winemakers, the ultimate goal is to create wine that displays the terroir of the vineyard and seasonal variation in the bottle.
Our Winemakers utilise a combination of old world wine making techniques and the best modern day practices. Many of our reds begin their transition to wine in 5 tonne open top fermenters where they are cold soaked to extract and enhance flavours and natural tannins and then hand plunged to build complexity and structure. Whilst year on year consistency and hitting our high quality ques is key, our winemaking team are passionate about producing hand-crafted, artisan wines which reflect vintage conditions and display the terroir of the vineyard.