The Kirby family established Heathcote Estate in 1999 with the objective of producing a single vineyard shiraz to express the best characteristics of the variety from this region. Over two decades the label has forged a reputation for award-winning wines of exceptional character and longevity.
The Heathcote Estate vineyard is situated on Drummond's Lane, bordering the well-known Jasper Hill Emily’s Paddock Vineyard. The site is managed and cared for by a close-knit team who meticulously nurture each vine in each row - hand pruning the vines through winter and handpicking each bunch of fruit for every harvest.
The winemaking team have an intuitive approach to winemaking, understanding it is the vineyard that has the qualities, the winemaker’s goal is merely to provide a clear and precise translation without distortion nor manipulation, a philosophy that remains true to the beauty of nature and the origin of the vine.
Heathcote Estate won Best Single Vineyard Wine, Best Shiraz, Best Red, Best State Show Wine and Best Wine of Show at the 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show.