Ever since historic Scots, James Busby and
John MacArthur founded the Australian wine industry in the early
19th century, the relationship between Scotland and Australia has
been an enduring one. Guardians of this long history, Thistledown
Wine Co. continues the tradition of Scottish ingenuity and great
From their small-batch winery in the idyllic Adelaide Hills,
they work with pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites.
Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW, with the helping hand of Peter
Leske, craft lithe, energetic wines that illustrate the
benefits of great sites and intelligent, low-intervention
winemaking. Giles and Fergal share a particular passion for
Grenache and, in ever more detail, Thistledown continue to unpick
the rich patchwork of South Australian Grenache - reassembling it
in their own inimitable style. This unique blend of superb fruit
sources and experience in both the New and the Old Worlds helps
craft wine of subtlety, texture and detail - wines perfectly suited
to complement rather than overwhelm fine food.
Hand-making delicious, joyful wines - all sourced from amazing
vineyard sites in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills,
Clare Valley & Langhorne Creek.
Small batch, hand-made wines from sites that we believe are
special. We pick fruit on the way up rather than the way down so
that we can do as little as possible to make the best wine.
Those who care for these great sites and amazing vineyard
resources. We ensure that all of our relationships are profitable
ones - in the broadest sense of the word.
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