The best
  • red wine
  • white wine
  • champagne
  • rosé
  • whisky
  • spirits
  • beer
deals in Australia

Midday Somewhere tracks Australia’s top retailers to help you buy your favourite drinks at rock bottom prices.

Join for free How it works

Geoff Hardy

Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy Gruner Veltliner

The nose exhibits aromas of pear and citrus blossom, complemented by spicy notes. The palate is beautifully complex with pear, rock melon and lemon, followed by additional floral notes and a crisp, dry finish. Gruner Veltliner has found a new home in the cool southern Adelaide Hills where it produces white wines that capture both the old-world essence of Austria and the modern vibrancy and clarity of Australia. Vintage: The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development. Nose: The nose exhibits aromas of bosc pear and citrus blossom, complemented by spicy notes. Palate: The palate is beautifully complex with pear, rock melon and lemon, followed by additional floral notes and a crisp, dry finish. Pairing: Try with a Thai chicken salad with a coriander and sweet chili dressing. Cellaring: Drink now or to 2022 Geoff Hardy's great-great grandfather, the original Thomas Hardy, first planted grapes in South Australia in the 1850s and was one of the founding fathers of the Australian wine industry. In 1980, Geoff left the then family company, Thomas Hardy and Sons, to make his own way in the Australian wine world. Geoff and fellow viticulturalist Ian Leask purchased the promising Pertaringa vineyard in McLaren Vale. A few years later, Geoff found the perfect location for producing cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. He planted the vineyard in 1987 and named it K1 since this unique site was the first commercial planting of vines in the Kuitpo region in the southern Adelaide Hills. Three decades later, Wines by Geoff Hardy is made up of three South Australian wineries founded by Geoff - Pertaringa in McLaren Vale, K1 by Geoff Hardy in the Adelaide Hills and Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy sourced from a variety of premium regions across South Australia. These brands now make up Wines by Geoff Hardy and continue the 160-year old family tradition of pushing the boundaries of Australian viticulture.

Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Durif

Geoff Hardy Shiraz

There would likely be few people who haven’t heard the Hardy name around, with a legacy going all the way back to the 1850s with the planting of some of South Australia’s first vines. So, when it comes to Geoff Hardy, great-great grandson of Thomas Hardy, it’s fair to say that skill and passion for the wine industry run in his blood. I sat with Geoff to taste this wine amidst the autumn leaves falling from the trees into the lake at his Kuitpo winery, and there was a resonance with this label itself. The wine was impressive, although Geoff’s humble attitude wouldn’t let you know that. It’s hard to put a price on a wine like this, and it’ll be the last thing you’re thinking about when you pour out the last drops from the bottle.