Meet the Maker

Bec is a 6th generation member of and the first female vigneron from one of Australia's oldest wine families, the Hardys.

6th generation & first female vigneron

Bec’s family has been tending vineyards in the premium maritime region of McLaren Vale since her great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Hardy, arrived from the UK in 1850. Thomas was the region’s first settler and is widely regarded as the father of the South Australian wine industry.

Today, Bec continues that tradition, building on the experience and reputation of her predecessors with a modern twist on 170 years of winemaking heritage. Her company produces wines that over-deliver on a quality-price ratio with a unique and genuine story told in a compelling way, all backed up by third-party endorsement.


  • Telstra Best of Business Awards

    In March 2023, Bec Hardy Wines was a proud state finalist in the Promoting Sustainability category at the Telstra Best of Business Awards. While we didn't take out the award, we were thrilled to be included in such an important category. 

    The Telstra Best of Business Awards is the most prestigious and longest-running business awards program in Australia.

  • 40 under 40 Business Awards

    In 2021, Bec was also recognised as one of South Australia’s finest young business people at the annual ‘40 under 40’ Business Awards.

  • 2021 Regional Export Company of the Year Award

    The team at Bec Hardy Wines was thrilled to be named as the ‘Regional Exporter of the Year 2021’ at the SA Premier’s Export Awards, held to showcase South Australian exporters with remarkable capabilities to the world.