Heathcote Estate was planted in 1999 on the ancient Cambrian soils that define the heart of the region. The 500-million-year-old soils are integral to the distinctive characters in these special wines.
The Kirby family established Heathcote Estate with the sole objective to make one wine - a single vineyard shiraz. And over the past decade, the label has forged a reputation for wines of exceptional character and longevity.
Led by winemaker Tom Carson, our philosophy is to craft wines that speak of the distinct charateristics of Heathcote and more particularly, our own individual site. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that allows this pure expression of our vineyard and incredible balance in our shiraz.
Heathcote Estate produces single vineyard and 'single block release' shiraz off our site located on Drummonds Lane. We also have a small block of grenache and release this small-batch wine under our 'Grenache Noir' label.
To learn more about the wines themselves, follow links to each of our current releases below - or learn more about our winemaking philosophy (via In The Winery page) or viticultural practises (In the Vineyard).