Hastwell & Lightfoot

+61 8 8323 8692 Foggos Road
McLaren Vale, 5171
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Hastwell & Lightfoot is a partnership of old friends Mark & Wendy Hastwell and Martin & Jill Lightfoot. Happily after 21 years in business together, we are still old friends. The vineyard started back in late 1987 with the observation, "there has got to be something better to do than work in an office for the rest of your life". We found there was. In May '88 we bought our first property on the beautiful northern slopes of McLaren Vale. This purchase was 22 acres and vineyardless because the original vineyard had been pulled out in the famous vine pull of 1982. With the aid of the best viticultural advisor for miles around, Geoff Hardy, we started learning the job. By November '88 we had gone from a bare paddock to a 13 acre planted, trellised and irrigated vineyard. In 1989, as luck would have it, a 40 acre property became available 100 meters further up the hill. It was meant for us, so we started the process all over again, ut this time with enough knowledge to know to develop it in small parcels Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Hastwell & Lightfoot Fleurieu Australia Shiraz 2012


    not an overwhelming vintage and disappointing for a Shiraz which I find usually good. it was much better aerated. Read More

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  • I was joined recently by some fellow winelovers to share a mixed case of Tempranillo. There were only a few clunkers in the case, and a corked wine from Truchard that has since been replaced and is really a wonderfully complete and compelling bottle but we have to skip that for this tasting panel. In all we were left with 10 bottles for this se... Read More

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