Shaw + Smith

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills

Wine Tasting at Shaw + Smith

Shaw + Smith, founded in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw, is a beacon of viticultural excellence in the Adelaide Hills. Specialising in varietals that thrive in the cooler climate of the region, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz, Shaw + Smith is committed to sustainable vineyard management and meticulous winemaking practices. With vineyards in Lenswood, Piccadilly, and Balhannah, the focus is on producing vibrant, modern expressions of each variety, emphasising vine health, soil vitality, and controlled yields. The dedication to crafting quality wines is evident in their on-site fermentation, aging, and bottling processes, ensuring that each wine is a true representation of its variety, terroir, and the specificities of the season.

Since their first vintage in 1990, and following the establishment of their Balhannah property in 1999, Shaw + Smith has continued to evolve under the guidance of a skilled team, including Master of Wine and Joint CEO David LeMire, and Senior Winemaker and Joint CEO Adam Wadewitz. This growth reflects a deep-seated commitment to excellence and innovation in the winemaking field, making Shaw + Smith a standout producer of Adelaide Hills wines.

Visit Shaw + Smith in Adelaide Hills

The newly renovated Tasting Room at Shaw + Smith offers visitors an exceptional wine tasting experience, featuring three seated wine flights that showcase the winery's diverse portfolio. Guests can choose from the Classic Wine Flight, highlighting five new release wines; the Single Vineyard Wine Flight, focusing on single site wines; and the Feature Wine Flight from The Other Wine Co., offering a concise selection of alternative varietals. Each flight is carefully paired with selections from the cold larder menu, enhancing the tasting experience with complementary flavours.

For those interested in a deeper exploration, the Balhannah Tour offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the winery and vineyard, culminating in an extended wine flight tasting paired with seasonal small plates. Additionally, Shaw + Smith provides a unique setting for private events and corporate functions, offering exclusive access to the Tasting Room space and catering by renowned chef Andre Ursini of ORSO.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Shaw + Smith:

Book a tasting at Shaw + Smith

Visiting Shaw + Smith's Tasting Room in the Adelaide Hills offers wine lovers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the region's winemaking heritage and Shaw + Smith's commitment to quality. With tasting flights and tours designed to suit a variety of interests and palates, guests are invited to delve into the nuances of each wine, guided by knowledgeable staff. Reservations for wine flights are recommended to ensure a personalised experience, while bookings for tours and functions are essential. Shaw + Smith's dedication to creating an inviting and informative environment makes it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the best of Adelaide Hills wine.

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