Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Site selection is particularly important in the Adelaide Hills, with its diversity of altitude, aspect, microclimate, and soil types. Balhannah vineyard sits at 380M Altitude above sea level and Lenswood at 500m.
Shaw+Smith was established by Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw in 1989. Heading up the winemaking today is Adam Wadewitz and Martin Shaw. Their vision is to create exciting wines from the Adelaide Hills that reflect site and climate!
Recent awards and Accolades
2019 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge – 95 Points, Gold Medal
2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards – 97 Points, Gold Medal
2021 James Halliday Wine Companion – 98 Points