McLaren Vale Vineyards

Richard Hamilton Wines has some of the oldest vines in the region, including the vineyard that produces the Centurion Old Vines Shiraz, vines which were established in 1892. Planted by Richards’ father, Burton, there is also Grenache from 1947, Shiraz from 1963 and Cabernet Sauvignon from 1968. However, the majority of the vines are between 10 and 30 years old, planted since Richard progressively purchased properties in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Each of the vineyards has a different soil structure however the majority are sandy with low fertility. 

Hut Block:Sand over clay and limestone - Black Cracking - Sandy clay loam

Farm Block:Black cracking over calcareous clay - Red Loam over clay and limestone

Little Road: Red brown loam with river pebbles over clay