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Bec Hardy on Australia’s new wine producer generation

17Jan Bec Hardy on Australia’s new wine producer generation

The Hardy name is as synonymous with Australian wine as the Bradman family is with its cricket. So for Bec Hardy a career in wine was mapped out for her from birth. But when in 2020 she took over the Pertaringa wine brand business from her parents, Geoff and Fiona Hardy, she notched up a first even in her esteemed wine family by becoming the first female vineyard owner and wine producer in six generations. 

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McLaren Vale winery the only South Australian in Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100

14Jan McLaren Vale winery the only South Australian in Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100

A McLaren Vale winery has been recognised on esteemed wine magazine Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines for 2021.

The Bec Hardy 2019 Pertaringa ‘Lakeside’ Cabernet Sauvignon was the only South Australian wine on the global list, and one of just five from around Australia.

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The Wine Coast Whippet: Wine, rabbits and Churchill

17Dec The Wine Coast Whippet: Wine, rabbits and Churchill

In this month’s Among The Vines column, RICHARD EVANS meets the great, great, great granddaughter of a man widely recognised as the pioneer of McLaren Vale winemaking.

Little more than two months ago viticulturist Bec Hardy broke the news that her eponymous McLaren Vale winery was about to ship more than 133,500 bottles of McLaren Vale Shiraz, Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc and South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon to the United States. With the wine to be distributed nationally throughout major retail chains it is a major deal at a little more than one quarter of her winery’s total annual output.

September was in fact a good month for the Hardys – Bec is joint MD with her husband Richard Dolan at the near picture perfect winery between McLaren Vale and Blewitt Springs – with the winery named ‘Regional Exporter of the Year 2021’ at the SA Premier’s annual export awards bash.

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Better Homes and Gardens: 20 exceptional wines under $20

17Dec Better Homes and Gardens: 20 exceptional wines under $20

Selected as Editor’s Choice by US Wine Enthusiast magazine and included in its Top 100 of 2021, this medium-weight Cabernet Sauvignon features a smooth and well-rounded palate with plenty of blackberries and plums. Perfect with a meaty main course!

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Tipsy Hill listed in Top 25 gardens of South Australia

17Nov Tipsy Hill listed in Top 25 gardens of South Australia

Looking for some backyard inspiration? Take a tour of our state’s most astonishing yards as chosen and ranked by The Advertiser’s real estate experts and gardening guru Sophie Thomson.

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It’s not all doom and gloom for wine exports – for some!

28Oct It’s not all doom and gloom for wine exports – for some!

McLaren Vale’s Bec Hardy Wines is proving that gains can be made in the US and UK.

Husband and wife team Bec Hardy and Richard Dolan took over ownership of the Pertaringa brand from Bec’s parents Geoff and Fiona Hardy in July last year and launched the Bec Hardy Wines brand.

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How this family owned winery scored a deal to send 133,000 bottles to US retailers

07Oct How this family owned winery scored a deal to send 133,000 bottles to US retailers

South Australian winemaker Bec Hardy Wines will soon be sending more than 133,500 bottles of McLaren Vale Shiraz, Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc and South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon to major American retail outlets, after securing the second largest export deal in the last 10 years of its Pertaringa brand.

Read the whole article in Smart Company here. 

Vigneron Bec Hardy awarded in South Australia’s ’40 under 40’

11Jun Vigneron Bec Hardy awarded in South Australia’s ’40 under 40’

Vigneron Bec Hardy has been recognised as one of South Australia’s finest young business people at the annual ’40 under 40’ awards at a ceremony held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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Rebekha Sharkie MP delivers Export Awards National Recognition to Bec Hardy Wines

08Jun Rebekha Sharkie MP delivers Export Awards National Recognition to Bec Hardy Wines

On Tuesday 8th June, Bec and Richard welcomed Rebekha Sharkie MP at the Pertaringa cellar door. As part of the meeting, Ms Sharkie delivered the 2020 National Recognition certificate from the Australian Export & Investment Awards.

In 2020, the team at Bec Hardy Wines was very excited to be recognised by Austrade for excellence in exporting at these awards. Watch the awards video here.

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