About Us | Hugh Hamilton Wines McLaren Vale

2017 was an exciting year for Hugh Hamilton Wines. We celebrated 180 years since Hugh’s great, great grandfather came to South Australia in 1837 and planted what were the first vines in the new colony and made the first wine here.

Hugh’s daughter, Mary Hamilton, is the only person from the 6th generation to still be in business, this makes us the family with the longest continual presence in the Australian wine industry today.

Hugh is the 5th generation of the Australian Hamilton dynasty. As with all families one is a Black Sheep and Hugh Hamilton is it. His wines are far from ordinary. Hugh has a clear vision about the way he sees wines and he produces accordingly. Hugh’s legacy continues as Mary Hamilton, his daughter, is now the CEO of the family winery and brings insight, energy and enormous talent to this exciting winery.

Hugh Hamilton Wines exists to create exceptional wines, topics of conversation & new experiences. If you’re ready to learn something new, taste something unique and be wowed with service, you’ve arrived at the right place.

Every element of this winery, from our Cellar Door experiences and our friendly and passionate staff to our exciting Wine Club, the Black Sheep Club, and our premium range of eclectic wines is designed by the family themselves to be of an outstanding quality.