The Estate

65 acres 5kms East of the McLaren Vale township, via Sand road. Soil types vary between heavy biscay on clay and sand on clay.

Varieties grown include

Reds;  Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Aglianico, Lagrein. 

Whites; Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Sauvignon Blanc. 

This 120 acre plot of land was planted to Shiraz and Grenache in circa 1880, and was then purchased by Thomas Hardy in 1887, who named it Glen Hardy. It has significant historical importance, as it was either the first or second vineyard in McLaren Vale purchased after Thomas Hardy obtained the Tintara Wine Company in 1886.

Our signature 1880 Old Vine Shiraz produced with grapes from this original vineyard Planted Circa 1880 confirmed by the late Historian Rob Lyn, making our Shiraz over 130 years old & one of the oldest in McLaren Vale.

Covering an area of 2.4 ha (6 acres), they were originally bush vines and were later trellised with posts and wire in the early 80’s. 1880 Old Vine Shiraz offers fruit of great substance, intensity and grace.

Conte Estate Wines

270 Sand Road

McLaren Vale   SA   5171


(+61) 0414 942 072 

Our signature 1880 Old Vine Shiraz, produced from grapes from this original vineyard confirmed to be Planted Circa 1880

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