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Hesketh Wines

Lehmann | Hesketh

Mk 03 – Cabernet Shiraz

Two varieties
Of the incredible array of table wines produced in Australia since the 1800s, it is the amalgam of Cabernet & Shiraz that has made what is widely accepted as the country’s greatest and has become internationally recognised as Australia’s signature red.

Two regions
Of all the regions to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it is Coonawarra and the Barossa that have over time demonstrated both excellence and consistency in producing Australia’s finest examples of each. Their respective climatic conditions are ideally suited to each variety, and provide the best possible components for this classic blend.

Two families
The partnership between the Lehmann & Hesketh families stretches back to the 1970’s when Peter & Robert formed Masterson Wines. This was the genesis of Peter Lehmann Wines, and the collaboration that famously saved the livelihoods of many Barossa grape growers. Their sons Jonathon and Phil are the next generation working together, and it is their respective vineyards in Coonawarra and the Barossa that supply the fruit for this wine.

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Subregional Treasures

These wines are a celebration of ‘Place’ and the intricate effect it has on the flavours of wine. These special releases are made to not only embody the greater region in which they are grown, but to also reflect the unique characteristics of the smaller sub-region

Ebenezer Shiraz | Barossa Valley

Sourced from three unique blocks on a 20Ha vineyard in Ebenezer – each block is planted to a different vine-selection resulting in a beautiful amalgam of elements; clone 1654 provides rich, dark fruits and power, BVRC30 brings spice and elegance whilst Maywald contributes the smooth, caramel-like hints of sweetness.

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Penola Cabernet Sauvignon | Coonawarra

Fruit for our Cabernet is soured from three vineyards located on the southern end of the Terra Rossa strip, surrounding the township of Penola. The cool climate provides the perfect growing conditions for Cabernet and the resulting wine is powerful, yet elegant.

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Ebenezer Grenache | Barossa Valley

The Grenache vines of the Barossa Valley are some of the oldest in the world, and we celebrate their existence with this bright, fresh, fruit driven wine. Fruit is sourced from two of our on-going grower vineyards – Hampel and Schiller families – in the Ebenezer sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

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Lobethal Chardonnay | Adelaide Hills

Grapes for this wine come from David Neale’s vineyard in the Lobethal sub region of the Adelaide Hills, an area known for producing beautiful, delicate Chardonnays. The vineyard has an altitude of approximately 420 metres above sea level and has gentle, undulating north-to-south rows that capture maximum sunshine hours.

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Watervale Riesling | Clare Valley

Sourced from the vineyards of three of our long-term growers; the Brazels, the Koerners and the Castines. The blend incorporates six different blocks across these sites, with the majority coming from a completely dry-grown, east facing vineyard just outside the town of Watervale in the Clare Valley.

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Regional Selections

The Regional Selections represent classic vineyard & varietal combinations which are recognised for excellence. The motivation is quality, and the result is a range of wines which are hand-made from specific vineyards to bring you the best of each growing region.

Adelaide Hills – Sauvignon Blanc

Fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, a region that has gathered a strong reputation for young and fresh styled Sauvignon Blanc.

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Eden Valley – Riesling

Fruit for this Riesling is sourced from the cool climate of Eden Valley. The high altitude (approximately 500m) is especially favourable for high quality Riesling fruit, making the Eden Valley one of the pre-eminent districts in the country for this grape variety.

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Art Series

Our Art Series wines showcase the variety of high-quality fruit that is available right here on our doorstep. Sourced from the cooler-climate Limestone Coast and blended to a house style to highlight each variety.

Midday Somewhere Shiraz

Midday Somewhere is a medium-bodied wine with bright primary fruit characters partnered alongside subtle hints of chocolate and spice. Soft, vanilla hues from quality French oak barriques, balanced by aromatic fruit notes, create a Shiraz which is perfect for everyday drinking.

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Twist of Fate Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, lifted style of wine displaying juicy, moreish black-fruit notes and bouncy acidity. We have chosen to restrict the use of oak during fermentation to accentuate the freshness of the blend. 

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Wild at Heart Rosé

Made from free-run juice, the Wild at Heart is varietal and fresh, showcasing the plush, delicate qualities of Merlot. Limited skin contact results in a pale coloured rose with soft tannins and a crisp finish that is best enjoyed young. The perfect apertif!

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Lost Weekend Chardonnay

Lost Weekend Chardonnay is juicy and aromatic in its youth, but will also reward short to medium term cellaring. The wine is crisp and refreshing with well-balanced fruit sweetness and acidity. Crafted with measured oak influence to accentuate the natural varietal character, it is best shared with a large group of friends.

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Rules of Engagement Pinot Grigio

This cool climate Pinot Grigio is fragrant and vibrant, bursting with notes of citrus, white peach and floral. We use cool climate grapes as they produce higher levels of natural acidity, which results in a wine with a clean palate and crisp finish.

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Bright Young Things Sauvignon Blanc

Our Bright Young Things is text book Sauvignon Blanc; racy and crispy. The cooler growing environment produces fresh and lively Sauvignon Blanc with brilliant varietal notes of lime, pink grapefruit and freshly cut granny smith apples. 

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The Proposition Moscato

Our Proposition Moscato is made in a fruit forward style; alive with notes of pineapple, sweet sherbet, lemon sorbet and musk. The slight spritz adds an extra racy element, making it perfect well-chilled on a hot, summer day.

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Sparkling

Madeline Alice Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

Graceful and refined, Madeline Alice Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV is bottle fermented in the traditional method, then aged on lees before disgorging and dosage. The result is a complex and elegant style of sparkling wine.

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The Black Sparkling Shiraz NV

Vibrant and elegant, The Black Sparkling Shiraz NV strikes a good balance between extracting appropriate tannin for structure, while retaining natural fruit drive and aromatics. The result is a bright, full-bodied Sparkling Shiraz showing personality and character.

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Dreamtime Series

Consumers have historically liked the simplicity of straight varietal wines, but, almost all wines are blends in some form or another, because this invariably makes better wine - indeed, most of the world’s greatest wines are blends! The ‘Dreamtime’ series brings distinctive presentation and entertaining stories to celebrate the concept of blending, and bring new and exciting wine styles to the table to surprise and delight.

Porcupotamus Pinot Noir Shiraz

In the same way that nature has taken the best of these creatures to perfect the Porcupotamus, this wine​ takes the classic ​f​avour pr​ofile​ expected of the Pinot Noir grape variety but with a tad more body to the mid palate from the Shiraz, to make an elegant and gorgeously ​fl​avoured red wine.​ Blending not only makes more interesting creatures, it also makes better wine.

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Hippocrocopig Cabernet Mataro Aragonez

In the same way that nature has taken the best of these three creatures to perfect the Hippocrocopig, ​this wine combines the bright fruit and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, with the soft palate of Mataro and the generosity of the Aragonez grape variety, to make a medium bodied yet densely ​fl​avoured red.​ Blending not only makes more interesting creatures, it also makes better wine.

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Vulturedog Shiraz Tempranillo

In the same way that nature has taken the best of these creatures to perfect the Vulturedog, the generous soft middle palate of Shiraz ​is blended with the savoury elements and tannin structure of Tempranillo to make a full flavoured yet eminently drinkable red. Blending not only makes more interesting creatures, it also makes better wine.

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Bunnelope Riesling Traminer Sauvignon Blanc

Just as nature took the best of the Rabbit and Antelope to perfect this creature, this wine take the classic flavour profile expected of the Riesling grape variety, but with a tad more body, flavour and softness to the mid palate from the Traminer component. The Sauvignon Blanc adds fruit and an aromatic lift to this elegant and gorgeously flavoured crisp, dry white.Blending not only makes more interesting creatures, it also makes better wine.

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Winemakers Selection Shiraz

Fruit for the Hesketh Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz is sourced from two premium vineyards within the renowned wine state of South Australia. The moderate climate of these regions results in an extended ripening period which enhances flavour development.

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Winemakers Selection Cabernet

Fruit for the Hesketh Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet is sourced from two premium vineyards in the south-east of South Australia. The slightly cooler micro-climate here allows the grapes to retain their natural acidity and emphasise vibrant flavours.

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Single Vineyard Selection Resurrection Shiraz

Our Resurrection Vineyard in the Ebenezer sub-district of the Barossa Valley is home to 20ha of Shiraz vines, some of which were planted more than 30 years ago. This area of the Valley is known as ‘Shiraz territory’ and produces very high quality crops

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Single Vineyard Selection Williams Cabernet

Sourced from the Williams vineyard in Coonawarra where the cool-maritime climate allows grapes to develop colour and flavour at a slower rate, making these elements much more intense.

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Old Vine Shiraz

Our Hesketh ‘Old Vine’ Shiraz has benefited from the intensity of flavour produced by these prized, old-vines, to create a remarkable wine which avidly tells the story of Australian wine history and culture.

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Old Vine Shiraz

The Barossa Valley has a profound history of winemaking and viticulture which dates back to the early 1800s. Several of the vineyards still producing grapes today were planted nearly 130 years ago, making them among the oldest vines in the world! It was this 'old-vine' fruit that gave the Barossa an international reputation as a sought-after, premium grape growing region

Old Vine Shiraz

Our Hesketh ‘Old Vine’ Shiraz has benefited from the intensity of flavour produced by these prized, old-vines, to create a remarkable wine which avidly tells the story of Australian wine history and culture.

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Single Vineyard Selection

The Single Vineyard Selection focuses on premium and unique vineyard sites located within our beautiful state of South Australia

Also referred to as ‘The Wine State’. South Australia is world renowned for premium wine production and boasts more than 15 separate grape-growing regions. Our vineyards are located in the most distinguished and important of those to showcase the most classic and best quality wines.

Single Vineyard Selection Resurrection Shiraz

Our Resurrection Vineyard in the Ebenezer sub-district of the Barossa Valley is home to 20ha of Shiraz vines, some of which were planted more than 30 years ago. This area of the Valley is known as ‘Shiraz territory’ and produces very high quality crops

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Single Vineyard Selection Williams Cabernet

Sourced from the Williams vineyard in Coonawarra where the cool-maritime climate allows grapes to develop colour and flavour at a slower rate, making these elements much more intense.

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Winemakers Selection

The Hesketh ‘Winemaker’s Selection’ showcases the best varieties available in our home state of South Australia.

South Australia has incredible diversity in climate and geography which makes it perfect for nurturing vines that go on to create dynamic and complex wines. All grapes for these wines are sourced from premium vineyards before being blended and bottled to a fresh, fruit driven style which is perfect for everyday drinking - or more salubrious occasions.

Winemakers Selection Shiraz

Fruit for the Hesketh Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz is sourced from two premium vineyards within the renowned wine state of South Australia. The moderate climate of these regions results in an extended ripening period which enhances flavour development.

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Winemakers Selection Cabernet

Fruit for the Hesketh Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet is sourced from two premium vineyards in the south-east of South Australia. The slightly cooler micro-climate here allows the grapes to retain their natural acidity and emphasise vibrant flavours.

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