Established in 1984, Shottesbrooke Vineyards began with the first planting of vines on a grazing property in Myponga by founder, Nick Holmes. The vineyard was named after an estate in Berkshire, England, where Nick’s grandfather, Richard Holmes, was the parish vicar from 1905 to 1926. Since inception, Shottesbrooke has embarked on an enterprise built from the ground up; planting every cutting, establishing quality vineyards through to planning and designing the cellar door and winery.
Later, in 1989, Nick acquired more land at McLaren Flat and this is now home to the Shottesbrooke cellar door and winery.
Today, Shottesbrooke is proudly an estate-grown boutique winery. The company is focused on producing high quality wines and has a commitment to grow and expand its distribution while remaining a genuine boutique producer.
What is the Shottesbrooke philosophy to making wine?
Winemaker Hamish Maguire has a genuine passion for producing fruit forward wines, intense in varietal character in the big, full bodied style for which McLaren Vale is famous, whilst adding a unique Shottesbrooke touch of style and elegance.
Why should you visit the Shottesbrooke Cellar Door?
Situated in McLaren Flat, visitors are able to come and be guided through our diverse range of wines with our passionate, experienced staff. Or they can take some time out to unwind in the delightful courtyard over a glass of wine, while taking in the spectacular views of the vineyards and surrounding Mount Lofty Ranges. The rustic ‘Pickers Hut’ is also available to hire for groups looking to come together and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of picnicking beside the delightful creek that runs through the property.
Did you know...
Shottesbrooke was named after an estate in England, where founder & owner Nick’s grandfather, Richard Holmes, was the parish vicar from 1905-1926. The Shottesbrooke label is adapted from the stained glass window in the transept of the church.