Our Wine Portfolio

The Richard Hamilton Wines Portfolio

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. 

The McLaren Vale vineyards are some of the oldest vines in the region. The vineyard that produces the Centurion Old Vines Shiraz was established in 1892. Grenache vines dating back to 1947 were planted by Richard’s father, Burton Hamilton, at Burton’s Vineyard. Shiraz was planted in 1963 and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1968. the Richard Hamilton range sources premium white wine varieties from South Australia’s best regions - the cool climate Adelaide Hills and Watervale in the Clare Valley.

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


WATERVALE RIESLING

Sourced from a vineyard 500 meters north of the iconic Riesling township of Watervale. A classic Watervale Riesling with characteristics of lemon and lime. A crisps dry wine that will reward cellaring.

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THE HILLS’ ADELAIDE HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC

The fruit for this wine was sourced from two Adelaide Hills vineyards at Charleston and Medows. At 400m above sea level on free draining loam soils over limestone their coll easterly aspect allowed us to capture the classic tropical fruit and cut grass aromas for which Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. Dry is style, this wine can be enjoyed now with pan fried salmon or an aged cheddar.

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ADELAIDE HILLS PINOT GRIS

This Balhannah Pinot Gris from the cooler climate Adelaide Hills region has delicate nectarine aromas with hints of ginger and a soft yet textured palate with soft acidity and persistent flavour.

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‘ALMOND GROVE’ CHARDONNAY

The Richard Hamilton 'Almond Grove' is a flavoursome Chardonnay with good persistence and length, finishing with a clean soft acidity. The nose shows nectarine and peachwith lovely complexity from French oak maturation. This is an elegant contemporary Australian Chardonnay.

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'LOT 148' MERLOT

Our grapes for this wine come from two vineyards just to the south of McLaren Vale: Farm Block, planted in 1985 and Hut Block, planted in 1998. We take the approach of making a structured Merlot with good depth and a fine background of tannin while retaining the opulence typical of the variety. 

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'COLTON'S' G.S.M

All the components of this wine have come from our Farm Block, on the southern edge of the McLaren Vale township.The individual varieties were fermented separately and matured in seasoned oak to retain fruit dominance. The style of the wine is based on the mouth filling texture provided by Grenache and structure and density characteristic of Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

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'LITTLE ROAD' SHIRAZ

The 'Little Road' Shiraz from out McLaren Vale vineyards is full bodied and richly flavoured showing attractive persistence of flavour with a round mid palate structure and a backbone of fine grained, silky tannins.

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'HUT BLOCK' CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Named after the picker’s hut at the front of the property, our Hut Block vineyards are planted on sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of clay. We think that the intensity of our Cabernet Sauvignon can be attributed to these soils, while the mild maritime climate of McLaren Vale, in which cool evening and night breezes from the gully winds moderate the day time temperatures, suits this variety. 

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'PANACEA' BARBERA

The succulent round palate has a medium to full body and has a lovely persistence that draws to a tight conclusion with the balanced, fine tannins and soft acidity. It shows elegance and restraint.

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‘FARM TWELVE’ MOURVÈDRE

We selectively picked from our 0.8 ha single vineyard, separating low yielding vines to go into this wine.Rich, earthy cherry fruit characters on the bouquet with a delicate touch of nutmeg from aged oak. The palate is elegant and mouth filling, beautifully textured with both soft tannins and acidity. 

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'BURTON'S VINEYARD' BUSH VINE GRENACHE

Named in honour of Richard Hamilton’s father, Burton Hamilton (1904 to 1994) who was a viticulturist in South Australia for his entire working life. The site, selection, and resultant wine are a true expression of McLaren Vale terroir and fitting tribute to Burton’s pioneering spirit.

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'CENTURION' OLD VINE SHIRAZ

Planted in 1892, the vineyard is among the oldest in the region, indeed in Australia. Situated at the back of the Old Hut Block, the gnarly Shiraz vines are grown in grey loams over old river clay with underlying limestone. The combination of site and old vines produces a lovely elegant yet powerful style of wine. The vineyard is hand pruned and harvested. The climate is moderate and tempered by the cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St. Vincent some 8 kilometres away

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