In 1876 a young Thomas Hardy recognized the potential that lay within the unique soils of McLaren vale and made his mission to create wines that were a true expression of this remarkable region. Founded in 1871, Tintara the home of Hardys remains a testament to quality winemaking, combining old age methods and new technology.
The great Thomas Hardy legacy lives on today through five generations of Hardy family involvement, overseeing expansion into new Australian viticulture regions, winemaking advances and global distribution. Somewhere behind each of Hardys wines lingers the spirit of Thomas Hardy. Hardy's Wines are today under the custodianship of its fifth generation, William (Bill) Hardy.
Chief Winemaker, Paul Lapsley, is the 19th Chief Winemaker and, like all his predecessors, his mission is to fulfil Thomas Hardy's vision. His dedication and passion for winemaking ensure that all of the wines continue to push the boundaries of viticuled whilst maintaing the high quality of wines for which Hardy's is famous for.