Hastwell & Lightfoot is a partnership of two families who came together in 1988 to plant a vineyard. From that simple objective it has grown to include 40 acres of vineyard with a diverse selection of varieties including Viognier, Vermentino, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc and Barbera, plus more; a winery, two wine brands, 10 different wine styles, a healthy export and domestic market and three acres of olives for Extra Virgin oil.
The vineyard is located on the deep sand hills of the north side of McLaren Vale which by nature of the geology causes vines to produce fruit that has flavours in the more subtle spectrum, as different to the full blown which often results from the heavier soils. All wines made are from estate grown fruit using vineyard practises which are very close to organic. The objective when making wine is to let the fruit speak for itself, that is, using minimal intervention.
The range includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Vermentino, plus some blends of these varieties.