In 1986, Geoff Hardy found the ideal site for the production of outstanding cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as the K1 vineyard, as this unique, ground breaking site was the first vineyard in the Kuitpo region.
Today, the K1 wines are considered to be some of Australia’s finest ultra- premium, single estate wines. The beautifully situated cellar door overlooks the lake and vineyard, and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 10 Cellar Door Experiences by a leading wine industry publication. In 2012 and 2014, Winestate Magazine named K1 and Wines by Geoff Hardy as its Australian Winery of the Year. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, has also rated Wines by Geoff Hardy as a 5 red star winery, a top rating only awarded to 10% of wineries in his Wine Companion.
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Hand Crafted By Geoff Hardy
The Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy label was established in 2004, continuing a 165-year-old family tradition of pushing the boundaries of Australian viticulture and winemaking through innovation, generosity and a love of the Australian terroir.
The Hand Crafted brand offers one of the broadest and most exciting ranges of alternative and emerging varieties in Australia, reflecting the experimental nature of this portfolio.
These wines are made from parcels of hand-selected, premium fruit sourced from sustainably managed vineyards around South Australia.
The GMH label represents wines made from parcels of hand-selected, premium fruit from sustainably managed vineyards around South Australia. The GMH brand name reflects Geoff's initials and was originally made for the Canadian export market. Today, the wines are exported to several countries and also sold domestically.
This range offers single vineyard wines as well as regional blends, all of which are excellent examples of dynamic South Australian viticulture and winemaking. As well as single varieties, the GMH label also offers wine blends similar to those produced in the old world, including our classic ‘Meritage’ blend.
Using traditional crafting techniques with a modern twist, the newly released Red Label brand represents wines made from hero varietals from some of the most premium regions across South Australia.