Meet the crew
Richard & Anne Hughes
Clare Valley, South Australia
The original property was established in 1856 for fruit (peaches etc) and carried on until it became a dairy during World War 2 (for ice cream!). Initially grapes were then planted on the primary property around 1956 with Cabernet before it was mostly planted out with grapes in 1995.
Richard & Anne are a lovely old farming couple with the perfect combination old-fashioned hard work and perfect manners. During our visit in November ’16 they were both sat shucking broad beans together in the living room drinking a cup of tea.
Richard is the quintessential perfect Aussie gent who takes a great pride in his work. It’s only when we got the personal tour of every vine that his passion fully resonated. It’s hard not to be awestruck when you’re going around the vineyard either; as one of the three most northern vineyards in the Clare Valley, there is a fantastic view of the surrounding area.
The vineyard is planted with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz and a few rows of Chenin Blanc. We currently take the Malbec, Cabernet and Shiraz back to the RedHeads Studio to craft into our Nobs & Snobs.