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'WineLine 2 - Odyssey' The Burton Hamilton Story

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Museum Wine Sale Sept 2 & 3 McLaren Vale

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Cheese & Wine Experince - McLaren Vale

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95 Points - 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot

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97 Points James Halliday - Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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95 Points James Halliday 2015 Leconfield Cabernet and Merlot

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'WineLine 2 - Odyssey' The Burton Hamilton Story

180 years of grapegrowing and winemaking interview with Matthew Tukaki

180 years ago a family put down roots in South Australia and began a family business that still stands today - before power and electricity, cars and planes, inland rail and more there was Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines - Matthew Tukaki sat down with fifth generation winemaker Richard Hamilton to talk about the history of the business, where things are currently and what the future might hold - it was all on Talking Lifestyle across Australia and if you missed it you can still tune into the podcast @

Museum Wine Sale McLaren Vale Cellar Door Only

September 2 and 3 2017

We have done all the hard work so you can enjoy the rewards of cellaring. Join us for this very special opportunity to purchase SELECT MUSEUM WINES carefully aged in the depths of our cellars.

 This is a one-off event at the McLaren Vale Cellar Door only with stunning aged wines that have developed beautifully over the years. Some of the wines will be open for tasting on the weekend.

 Don't miss your opportunity to add these rare wines to your own collection.

 Looking for the perfect Father's Day gift? Why not get Dad a gift certificate he can spend on the day? Call Cellar Door on 08 8323 8830 to arrange your Dad's today.

 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013
 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004, 2006
 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014
 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2009, 2013
 Leconfield Old Vine Riesling 2004, 2005, 2006
 Leconfield Chardonnay 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013
 Richard Hamilton Marion Vineyard Grenache 2001
 Richard Hamilton Burton’s Vineyard Grenache 2006
 Richard Hamilton McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008
 Richard Hamilton Lot 148 Merlot 2011, 2013

 McLaren Vale Cellar Door Only
 Saturday & Sunday September 2 & 311AM – 5PM

KC & The Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge & Marcia Hines

A Day On The Green - December 9, McLaren Vale

Get set to put on your boogie shoes and party when disco legends KC and the Sunshine Band, Village People and Sister Sledge combine for a huge a day on the green tour this December.

All artists will perform with full bands, including an impressive 15-piece outfit with KC and the Sunshine Band.

Joining the celebration will be Australia's own disco royalty Marcia Hines. The king of boogie and the queens of disco sharing the same stage with a cowboy, a construction worker, a Native American, a policeman, a biker and a soldier at an event jam-packed with guaranteed party-starters.

Can you dig it!


a day on the green is a fully licensed event.  Strictly no BYO alcohol.  Food will be available on site or BYO picnic.  Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all transport, accommodation and event information, go to

Platinum   $199.90 plus booking fees
Gold   $149.90 plus booking fees
Silver   $129.90 plus booking fees
General Admission  $109.90 plus booking fees

PARKING: Follow the signs from Main South Road for details. The venue car park opens two hours prior to the gates opening.
COACH TRANSPORT: Leave the car at home and travel by coach! Ticket & Transport packages are available from LinkSA on (08) 8532 2633 or
ACCOMODATION:  Contact the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8323 9944 and

a day on the green is proudly presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, AAMI and Sunsuper.
All event information

Cheese & Wine Experience

International Cheese and Reserve Wine Flight

Every weekend in the month of August we are showcasing several of our Reserve wines with matched International Cheeses. Take yourself on the journey for only $20 per person

2015 Richard Hamilton ‘Signature’ Chardonnay
matched with
Brebirousse d’Argental

2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Franc
matched with
Quicke’s Traditional Goat Cheddar

2014 Richard Hamilton ‘Burton’s Vineyard’ Old Bush Vine Grenache
matched with
Colston Basset Shropshire Blue Vein


439 Main Road, McLaren Vale


Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

Great Day Out At Leconfield Coonawarra

Saturday October 21

On the Leconfield Winery Lawns or in the beautiful Barrel Shed for inclement weather.

This year the very popular Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations weekend has been expanded to embrace the entire month of October. That means that there will be more choices and more weekend opportunities to really savour the region’s wines, hospitality and sense of community.

As a part of the Celebrations Leconfield Coonawarra Cellar Door will be hosting ‘Great Day out at Leconfield’ with our favourite entertainer - Jon Peters back to ensure a great day. Delicious fare from Finns Fine Foods including Chicken Sliders, Beer-battered Snapper or Calamari and Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert. Beers, soft drinks and of course our great Leconfield Wines will be available by the glass or bottle.

Doors open 11am with food and music from 11:30am until 4:30pm. Bookings are not required but appreciated for large groups. Please call Kerrie on (08) 8737 2326 or

95 points James Halliday - 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot

In the August/September edition of the Halliday magazine, James has awarded our new release 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot 95 Points adding to his recent reviews of 95 points for our 2015 Coonawarra Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon along with scoring the stunning 2013 ‘Sydney Reserve’ Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon an incredible 97 Points.

Here’s what James had to say about our 2015 Cabernet Merlot: “A 76/24% blend matured in French oak (18% new) for 15 months. The deep, bright crimson-purple colour signals a bouquet of exceptional fragrance, laden with cassis fruit plus a garland of oak. The splendidly upholstered palate is full of rich fruit, but still retains shape and faultless balance.  Drink to 2035.”

97 Points James Halliday - Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

May 10's ‘Halliday Wine Companion’ featured James’ recent Coonawarra Cabernet tasting and our 2013 Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was ranked the highest with an astounding 97 Points.

‘A true Reserve from the best rows planted 30 years ago, picked 20 Mar, in a single open fermenter, pressed before dryness to finish fermentation in new French hogsheads, matured for 29 months. This really is a beautiful cabernet, the barrels made by Dargaud and Jaegle (which I used at Coldstream Hills from '85 through to '96) that impart less oak flavour than other coopers. It is totally integrated with the opulent cassis fruit.’ Drink to 2043 -  James Halliday

The 2013 vintage is due for release in July 2017. Please contact Leconfield on (08) 8232 8830 for more information.

James Halliday scores for Leconfield 2015 Vintage

James Halliday has just released his points and tasting notes for our 2015 vintage and we have had great results with four of our wines being ranked at 93 points or higher.  
•         2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points
Good colour; the excellent vintage has provided winemaker Paul Gordon with a full hand of cassis and mulberry to play with, and he’s played his cards well. The overall result is a medium-bodied cabernet that is already seductive, but please keep your hands off it for the first few years of what will be a long life.
•         2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot – 95 Points
It's easy to see why this should have won a gold medal at the Limestone Coast Wine Show '16, its juicy cassis fruit augmented by the spicy fruit and tannin extract, the result of barrel fermentation of part of the wine. This is right up there in the context of traditional Aus clones available between '82 and '99.
•         2015 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz – 94 Points
Night-harvested from the estate Farm Block, fermented on skins for 7 days, a portion barrel-fermented, matured in French oak. Good, deep colour; a very well-made medium - to full-bodied shiraz, its terroir first and foremost with supple black fruits, a dash of chocolate, good length and balance, the tannins ripe and round, the oak totally integrated.
•         2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Chardonnay – 93 Points
Coonawarra and chardonnay by and large have a stand-offish relationship, but this wine is one exception to prove the rule. The fruit is mid-range between stone fruit and citrus, and has been enhanced by the nutty/mealy influence of the oak. It is elegant and ready now.

Leconfield dubbed 'Best Exhibitor' at Limestone Coast Wine Show

The 2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show results have been announced and Leconfield secured a triple trophy haul, winning ‘Most Successful Exhibitor’ along with the ‘Small Batch and Experimental Wines’ trophy for the 2015 Leconfield Petit Verdot, and the Peter Wehl Trophy for ‘Best Merlot’ for the 2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot.

Rounding out the rest of our medals are 5 Gold Medals, a silver and three bronzes

  • TROPHY – Best Exhibitor
  • 2016 Leconfield Riesling – GOLD
  • 2015 Leconfield Petit Verdot – GOLD & TROPHY
  • 2015 Leconfield Merlot – GOLD & TROPHY
  • 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot – GOLD
  • 2015 Hamilton Block Cabernet – GOLD
  • 2014 Leconfield Merlot – SILVER
  • 2014 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot – BRONZE
  • 2014 Hamilton Block Cabernet - BRONZE
  • 2014 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon - BRONZE

'WineLine - The Hamilton Story' feature film receives Award in France

South Australian made wine industry feature film ‘Wine Line - The Hamilton Story’, last night won a third international film and media award – this time in France at a formal ceremony held at the magnificent Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.
The awards to date are:
• Trophy for The Best International Film - 22nd Festival Oenovidéo in France
• Finalist, Society & Social Issues Category - New York International Television and Film Awards
• Bronze medal for Cinematography - 2014 Cinematographer Awards

Follow the link to view a trailer: