Michael Hill Smith represented us earlier this month at Wine Decanted in Lake Tahoe: a full immersion in Australian wine for 100 important wine trade from around the US.
Wine Australia have said that Decanted is the most important event they have put on in America, providing a better and deeper understanding of the diversity and the complexity and uniqueness of Australian Wine. Michael was one of 13 winemakers plus some other special guests and media from Australia, showing wines from both Shaw + Smith and Tolpuddle Vineyard that were very well received. He had a terrific time.
Please watch the video featuring Michael, here.
Congratulations to Renee Ferguson, the winner of our Shaw + Smith Luxury Escape Competition 2018 and Vanessa Joubert, the winner of the Shaw + Smith Instant Cellar.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks also to Saffire Freycinet for their participation in this sensational prize.
Australia has seen a move toward more single site wines. For this to be plausible there must be a tangible difference in the glass and we believe these three individual vineyard wines do indeed have a real point of difference.
2016 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
2016 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz
These releases are the third vintage made of the Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay and the Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz, and the first of the Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Available online now and in our Tasting Room.
What a special write up we have received from Escape Travel writer Carolyne Jasinski, about our Friday Table.
"The views will always be stunning, the company eclectic, the wine and food ever evolving. What a lovely way to finish the week and start the weekend"
Click here to read the full article.
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Best Large Cellar Door - Shaw + Smith
"With its sleek, modern lines and even sleeker range of wines, the Shaw + Smith cellar door is a must for anyone visiting the Adelaide Hills. At their guided tastings visitors take a seat and try five Shaw + Smith wines and three cheeses while staring out over the vineyards and rolling hills beyond. Life is good."
Thank you Gourmet Traveller Wine for this award.
The inaugural Shaw + Smith Scholarship will launch in Hong Kong and Singapore in March 2018, a continuation of Shaw + Smith’s ongoing support of wine education.
The first scholarship recipients will join Shaw + Smith for a week at their Adelaide Hills winery, for a taste of harvest 2019. They will gain first-hand experience of a working winery, along with time in the vineyards and in-depth regional and varietal tastings.
Following from this, the winners will head south to Tasmania to visit the Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley.
The Shaw + Smith Scholars will receive return airfares to Australia, five nights of accommodation in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, two nights of accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania, and all meals.
People working in the wine trade in Hong Kong or Singapore, in either hospitality or retail environments, who would benefit from increasing their knowledge, understanding and love of Australian wine, are invited to apply.
Applications are now open. To apply, please send an updated CV, along with no more than 500 words outlining why you would like to be selected as a Shaw + Smith Scholar and how you feel the experience would benefit your career in wine. All applications are to be sent to email@example.com by Sunday, 30 September 2018.
For more information, images or interview requests, please contact:
Millie Friend, Liquid Ideas | firstname.lastname@example.org | 02 9667 4211
Tess McPherson, Liquid Ideas | email@example.com | 02 9667 4211
Shaw + Smith is introducing two new tasting options for those visiting their Tasting Room at Balhannah from 16 February.
In addition to the highly successful Shaw + Smith Wine Flight visitors can opt for the
new Limited Release Wine Flight, or book for the Friday Table that includes a tour, tutored tasting, plus lunch.
Shaw + Smith Wine Flight - $20
Five Shaw + Smith current release wines served with three local cheeses.
Limited Release Wine Flight - $40
Five Shaw + Smith single site or aged release wines served with a South Australian artisan produce plate.
Friday Table - $240
A vineyard and winery tour, a comprehensive tutored tasting and lunch in the Shaw + Smith Map Room. Visitors can book for a maximum of twelve guests or just book and join the shared table. Tasting includes new and aged releases and limited single site wines.
Available every Friday from 16 February 2018.
Bookings essential with only 12 places available each Friday 11am – 3pm.
Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. In 2000 they built their winery at Balhannah which houses the Shaw + Smith Tasting Room designed by Melbourne-based designer Chris Connell.
It commands sweeping views over the Balhannah Vineyard to the Mount Lofty Ranges and was voted the number one Adelaide Hills Cellar Door by Gourmet Traveller WINE in 2017.
Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir 2016 has taken out the number one spot in the Hot 100 Wines as voted by The Adelaide Review.
The coveted, annual list is a celebration of South Australian wine and sets out to find the most drinkable wine from the state. This year, the Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir was chosen from among an overwhelming 1400 entries by the stellar judging crew led by Tasmanian winemaker, Peter Dredge.
Pioneers of Adelaide Hills cool-climate winemaking, Shaw + Smith have been making wines in the Hills since 1989 and Pinot Noir commercially only since 2007.
Winemaker Adam Wadewitz is chuffed with the result: “The 2016 is getting pretty good reviews all round but to be given the title of number one in the Hot 100 is truly exciting stuff. I thought Wednesday’s win at the Adelaide Oval was good, but this is dynamite.”
You can purchase the Shaw + Smith 2016 Pinot Noir by clicking here