Ornellaia is an undisputed icon of Italian wine. We are delighted to have been in direct partnership with Ornellaia since 2021. Since its first commercial vintage in 1985, Ornellaia has been pivotal in shaping Italy’s fine wine landscape, creating wines from ‘unsanctioned’ varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that were too good to ignore. These rebellious estates were nicknamed the ‘Super Tuscans’. In 1992 the legal system yielded, and a new designation was created to acknowledge these magnificent wines.
Hailing from the Upper Tintara Vineyard in McLaren Vale, South Australia, Ox Hardy is the long-awaited culmination of Aussie wine legend Andrew “Ox” Hardy’s passion project and unquestionably one of the most exciting wine launches from Australia so far this century. Starting as a hobby around the millennium, with Andrew and his father making tiny amounts of Shiraz for the family to drink, the project has grown steadily over the past two decades until the first commercial release in 2019. We are incredibly proud to introduce the brilliant Ox Hardy range of wines to the UK.