Ever since fellow 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 Australian wine.
From our base in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, we work with
pristine fruit sourced from iconic vineyard sites. Peter Leske,
Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW hand-make small-batch wines that
illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent
The 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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