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Hewitson

LOT 1 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga, South Australia, Australia
Region: Barossa Valley Wine Region, South Australia, Australia 08 8212 6233 http://www.hewitson.com.au/
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  • Year Established:
    1998
  • Winery Contact:
    Dean Hewitson
  • Winemaker:
    Dean Hewitson

About our winery:

Hewitson was founded in 1998 as a result of winemaker Dean Hewitson’s driving passion to produce world-class wine from the historic, dry-grown vineyards of South Australia’s very best regions including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.

Beginning his career straight out of school Dean completed his winemaking degree at Australia’s world-famous Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1986. This was then followed by working for a decade in one of Australia’s leading wineries. During this time Dean worked three vintages in France, visiting its many diverse regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Beaujolais, The Rhone and Provence. Here he gained considerable knowledge in Old-World winemaking techniques and learnt the value of great vineyards. Dean then travelled to California to study at the renowned UC Davis, California, completing his Masters in Winemaking in two years. He toured the West Coast of the United States, visiting and working in regions such as Santa Barbara, Napa Valley, Oregon and Washington State.

This background is reflected in the wines Hewitson makes. They combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity.

The sources of these wines are from some of the oldest vines on the planet, stretching back to 1853, and many of them pre-Phylloxera.

Hewitson believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season they are grown. It naturally follows that many of Dean’s wines are single vineyard. They possess those qualities that make great wine: balance, structure, concentration, power and breeding.

Proudly, through solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson brings these wines to your table environmentally sustainable.


Three things to love about us:

Environmentally sustainable.
James Halliday 5 star winery
Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity.


What makes us unique:

We source fruit from some of the oldest mourvedre vines on earth.


Our awards:

James Halliday 5 star winery


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Tasting Policy:

By Appointment Only


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  • Tempranillo
  • Mourvedre
  • Shiraz

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