Tintara

Combining age-old methods with new-age techniques.

2010 SILVER Medal

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tintara Premium
Grenache Reserve
Vintage 2007
2014 SILVER Medal

McLaren Vale Wine Show, Class 12

Tintara Premium
Yeenunga Shiraz
Vintage 2015
2014 SILVER Medal

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tintara T Series
Sangiovese
Vintage 2012
2014 SILVER Medal

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tintara T Series
Sangiovese
Vintage 2012
2015 SILVER Medal

International Wine Challenge

Tintara T Series
Sangiovese
Vintage 2012
2015 SILVER Medal

International Wine Challenge

Tintara Premium
Upper Tintara Shiraz
Vintage 2013
2016 GOLD Medal

McLaren Vale Wine Show, Class 22

Tintara T Series
Grenache Shiraz Touriga
Vintage 2015
2016 SILVER Medal

Melbourne Royal Wine Show, Class 42

Tintara Premium
Blewitt Springs Shiraz
Vintage 2015
2016 GOLD Medal

National Wine Show of Australia, Class 23

Tintara T Series
Grenache Shiraz Touriga
Vintage 2015
2017 GOLD Medal

McLaren Vale Wine Show, Class 15

Tintara
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2015
2017 SILVER Medal

International Wine and Spirit Competition

Tintara
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2015
2017 SILVER Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Tintara T Series
Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
2017 Trophy

McLaren Vale Wine Show, Best Grenache Predominant Blend

Tintara
Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Vintage 2016

86

2018 Award

Halliday Wine Companion

Tintara T Series
Tempranillo
Vintage 2015

90

2018 Award

Halliday Wine Companion

Tintara T Series
Fiano
Vintage 2016
2018 GOLD Medal

Adelaide Royal Wine Show, Class 32

Tintara
Shiraz
Vintage 2015

95

2018 Award

Halliday Wine Companion

Tintara Premium
Yeenunga Shiraz
Vintage 2015

92

2018 Award

Halliday Wine Companion

Tintara
Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Vintage 2016

97

2018 Award

Halliday Wine Companion

Tintara Premium
Blewitt Springs Shiraz
Vintage 2015

In 1876, our pioneering founder, Thomas Hardy purchased our Tintara winery in McLaren Vale, in order to expand his already successful winemaking business. His vision and passion for winemaking meant that the Tintara name was soon synonymous with outstanding Australian winemaking, as was the region of McLaren Vale. Today our Tintara wines remain a testament to Thomas' quality winemaking, combining age-old methods with new-age techniques.

Core Range

McLaren Vale has a Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. With a dry warm summer, the area has dry weather from December through to March or April, giving an easy change between summer and winter. It is gentle with long warm days and short cool nights. The area’s thin soils, limited water and warm summers harness the vines natural vigour and produce intense flavoured fruit, and wine with deep colour that can last decades in the bottle. McLaren Vale wines are distinguished by their ripeness, elegance, structure, power and complexity.

T Series

The Hardys Tintara T Series celebrates the diversity of alternative varietals that have continued to evolve and develop in the McLaren Vale region. Utilising classic Mediterranean varietals that are well suited to the region the Hardys Tintara winemakers are continually experimenting to get the very best out of these new styles that are perfect for the Australian lifestyle and cuisine.

Premiums

Dedicated to the region, Tintara’s winemakers source grapes from a variety of sub-regions of McLaren Vale. Having exposure to different vineyard parcels on the blending bench, the unique differences offer a wonderful opportunity to showcase the characteristics of old vine vineyards which highlight the influence that soil type, aspect and elevation have on McLaren Vale Shiraz. Sourced from distinguished sites from McLaren Vale, the Sub-Regionals highlight the best sub-regions depending on the quality of the vintage. The Tintara philosophy maintains that the true art of the winemaker is in showcasing the true characters of the finest quality fruit.

Geology

The McLaren Vale region is famous for being one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. It is from these ancient soils that Hardys source the grapes that are then used to produce our unique wines. Displaying complexity concentration and character, the new Hardys Tintara Geology range draws on these soils to craft a wine befitting such a unique region.

Tintara was founded in 1861 and is the home of Hardys. It remains a testament to quality winemaking.