McLaren Vale

The Hickinbotham Vineyard sits in an oasis-like setting at the top of a long ridgeline that traces the northern end of the McLaren Vale wine region, just above the township of Clarendon. This is a revered pocket of McLaren Vale wine country and is home to some of the region’s oldest vines and most prized vineyards that are renowned for making elegantly powerful and long-living red wines.

Clarendon is just 35 minutes by road from Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, and is the elevated gateway to the greater McLaren Vale region. The region encapsulates a diverse wine growing area that touches the coastline on its western edge and is framed by the Onkaparinga Hills to the north and the Mount Lofty Ranges to the east and south.

The McLaren Vale coastline is among the most beautiful in Australia. The confluence of the hills and ocean is a key influence on the quality and style of wines made here and contributes to a broad range of ancient geologies. The Hickinbotham Vineyard sits on a 75 million year old geology known as the Belair Group, named after a nearby township and host to some of the oldest soils in the region.

The Hickinbotham Vineyard sits on geology known as the Belair Group, named after a nearby township. At 700 million years of age, this region is host to some of the oldest geology in the region.

Hand-drawn map of Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyards showing blocks
Map Layer showing location of cabernet franc blocks
Map layer highlighting the location of cabernet sauvignon blocks
Map layer indicating malbec blocks on the vineyard map
Map layer indicating where merlot blocks are on the vineyard map.
Map layer indicating where petit verdot blocks are on the vineyard map.
Map layer indicating where shiraz blocks are located on the vineyard map.
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