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About Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines

Leconfield is the home of three of South Australia’s leading wine labels – Leconfield Coonawarra, Syn Sparkling Wines and Richard Hamilton Wines.

With a proud family tradition in winemaking dating back to the establishment of South Australia’s first vineyard and winery in 1837. Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines' owners, Richard and Jette Hamilton, are proud of their family’s winemaking and viticulture heritage and are passionate about working with their winemaking team to ensure the company continues to produce premium quality wines that are in demand around the world.

Dr Richard Hamilton - Director & Owner

Inspired by his viticulturist father Burton, Richard Hamilton, fifth generation wine grower, established his own winery and vineyards at McLaren Vale in 1972. Since then, Richard and his wife Jette have built up their vineyard holdings, some of which are in excess of 100 years old. These holdings are comprised not only of Burton’s McLaren Vale vineyards but also his Uncle Sydney’s winery and vineyards in Coonawarra. 

As well as maintaining his wine and viticulture interests, Dr Richard Hamilton is a leading surgeon in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery based in Adelaide, South Australia. For more information on Hamilton House please click the following link http://www.hamiltonhouse.com.au/index.html 

Jette Hamilton - Owner

Jette Hamilton was born in the Danish village of Odense and first met Dr Hamilton in January 1979 in Scandinavia. One year later they were married and in February 1980 Jette moved to Australia. Jette’s Danish heritage is strongly reflected in a number of elements of the McLaren Vale Cellar Door, most obviously the gabled roof. The four peaked roof is modelled on a fishery storehouse, located in the northern village of Skagen, the storehouse is still there today. Other Danish elements include the large windows that allow plenty of natural light into cellar door, creating a spacious airy atmosphere. The use of lighter timber, oak and pine are also based on Danish design. Jette, Richard and their two children, Annasofia and Thomas travel to Denmark every second year to visit their family.

Leconfield Coonawarra

Leconfield Coonawarra was established in 1974 by noted oenologist, Sydney Hamilton. At the age of 76, Sydney Hamilton still yearned to make a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and set himself the task of finding the right district in which to establish his own vineyard and winery.

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Richard Hamilton Wines

Richard Hamilton Wines are reflective of the distinctive McLaren Vale region with its Mediterranean climate producing great value, fruit driven wines. The Hamilton family has been involved in winemaking and grape growing for five generations. Dr Richard Hamilton now continues his family’s long tradition of involvement in the wine industry. 

Richard Hamilton are great value wines from vineyards which consistently producing wines of award-winning quality.
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Syn Sparkling Wines

Leconfield's sparkling wine range has a strong following in its own right. The original name of our Sparkling Wine Range was 'Synergy' in honour of the synergy between our Coonawarra and McLaren Vale vineyards. Today all our fruit is sourced from solely from our Coonawarra vineyards to capture the qualities of the cool climate region that is essential for the creation of elegant sparkling wines. To reflect this change, the name was shortened and 'SYN" was created.

Wines for the enjoyment of life.
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