The Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridge tops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, Hickinbotham has become a part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines. The family has been very highly regarded for the sublime quality of the fruit they grew at Clarendon, selling select parcels to Penfolds for Grange and to Hardy’s for their equivalent white flagship, the Eileen Hardy Chardonnay.
With exceptional base materials of Cabernet, Shiraz, and Merlot, winemaker Chris Carpenter has a head start to making exceptional wines. He creates award-winning wines for Lokoya, Mt. Brave, Cardinale and La Jota in Napa Valley as well as stunning wines for Hickinbotham in South Australia. Delve into these rich, seductive red wines from McLaren Vale’s most important vineyard, with the guidance of a true master craftsman of premium quality wines, the world over.