The History of Heggies Vineyard

History

On every Heggies Vineyard bottle is the image of a man sitting on top of his horse and surveying the land before him. The man’s name is Colin Heggie, a local grazier, who was the original owner of the picturesque Eden Valley property before he sold it to his old friend Wyndham Hill Smith.

Wyndham had an eye for great vineyard sites and he could see the potential for growing quality grapes on this magnificent sweep of country that had been grazing land for so long. Planting began in 1972 and the first Heggies Vineyard wine was released in 1979.

‘We take a minimum intervention approach to winemaking, working with the natural surroundings to capture the flavour and balance of the grapes in their purest essence.’ - Teresa Heuzenroeder

In the years that have passed, these low yielding vines have consistently produced grapes with sublime fruit definition and impeccable balance, which the Heggies Vineyard team nurtures into wines of extraordinary flavour and finesse. Today these wines sit with pride on dining tables in fine restaurants and homes everywhere.