Joint Managing Director & Viticulturist
Bec Hardy is a 6th generation member of the Hardy family with a degree in Viticultural Science. After working in the UK and Australian wine markets, she has gained extensive national and international experience in wine production, marketing and exporting. In 2010, Bec returned to the family business from Sydney to manage Wines by Geoff Hardy’s portfolio of wine brands across the company’s domestic and international markets.
After establishing Bec Hardy Wines in 2015 and acquiring the Pertaringa wine brand from her father’s business in 2020, she is now making her own way in the Australian wine world as the Hardy family’s first female vineyard owner and producer. In October 2020, Bec was elected to the board of Nature Foundation, the largest conservation landowner in South Australia (and the third largest in Australia). In June 2021, she was also recognised as one of South Australia’s finest young business people at the annual ‘40 under 40’ Business Awards.
Joint Managing Director
Before joining the wine industry in 2011, Richard worked for 20 years in financial services across two continents where he gained experience in finance, operations, sales and branding.
After taking on the role of CEO at Wines by Geoff Hardy, he played an essential part in the company’s substantial growth and expansion into new domestic and international markets. During his time at Wines by Geoff Hardy he led the team to win the Optus My Business National Exporter of the Year 2017 and Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2012 and 2014 and Top 5 in 2014, 2018 and 2019.
In 2019, he joined his wife as Managing Director of Bec Hardy Wines.
Meet the Bec Hardy team
Bec Swincer returned to Australia in 2020 after living and working as a winemaker in Napa Valley, California for two years. Bec has more than two decades of winemaking experience across Australia, the US and France.
She studied Oenology at Adelaide University and the University of California, Davis, and brought a wealth of winemaking experience to Bec Hardy Wines when she joined the company in 2021.
Anthony joined the Bec Hardy team in 2022 from the award-winning Penfolds
Magill Estate Kitchen to help launch The Kitchen at Bec Hardy. Prior to working at Penfolds, he ran the Moseley Beach Club kitchen at Glenelg.
He champions an unpretentious approach to food, seeing it as a platform for connecting people and bringing joy, and is passionate about sourcing ingredients for the menu responsibly and ethically.
Hanne Nørvåg Thomas
Hanne moved from Norway to Western Australia in 2002 to complete a bachelor degree in Journalism at Curtin University of Technology.
Following her graduation, she worked in journalism in Perth before moving to Adelaide with her now-husband where she completed post-graduate studies in Marketing while working in PR and marketing. In 2007, she joined the team at what is now the Bec Hardy cellar door and has worked for the company since.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Christina was born in Adelaide after her family migrated from Greece to South Australia. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Tourism from Flinders University, as well as a Master’s in Management (Marketing) from the University of South Australia. Since graduating, she has worked for a number of different tourism operators across South Australia. Christina joined Bec Hardy Wines in 2021 as the company’s Digital Marketing Coordinator.
Chief Financial Officer
Milena migrated from Serbia to Australia with her parents and sister when she was four, settling in Adelaide in 1988. She has a double degree in Accounting and Commerce from Flinders University and completed the CPA accreditation in 2012. Before joining the Bec Hardy team in 2016, Milena spent five years working in accounting across different departments at Elders, followed by four years at Pernod Ricard.
Ashley joined the Bec Hardy team in 2021 to help coordinate the company's logistics and production needs.
Before working for Bec Hardy Wines he was at WineWorks Australia for ten years, a premium logistics and warehousing provider to the South Australian wine industry.
Customer Experience Specialist
Eliza joined the Bec Hardy team in 2022 to help manage the company’s cellar door and events. She grew up in Adelaide and graduated with a double Bachelor of Business Management and International Tourism from Flinders University in 2018. After graduating, she has gained experience working for two event companies as well as another McLaren Vale winery. She is currently completing the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines at TAFE SA.
Logistics and Production Manager
Lisa migrated with her family from the UK to Adelaide in
1989. After working 20 years in hospitality across South Australia, she joined
the wine industry in 2016.
She started working
for Bec Hardy Wines as the company’s Logistics & Production Manager in 2022
after six years at another McLaren Vale winery where she had gained extensive
experience in logistics, exports and imports.
7th Generation Hardy and budding performing artist
A 7th generation Hardy, Matilda has grown up around the Bec Hardy cellar door, keeping the team and customers company and telling us lots of interesting
Like her mum and dad, she loves being out in nature, be it playing in the gardens at Tipsy Hill or chasing after Churchill in the vineyard. Her favourite things include dancing, cooking and gardening.
Wine dog and scourge of rabbits everywhere
You’ll meet our beloved Churchill hanging around the Bec Hardy cellar door, chasing rabbits, opening doors and saying hello to customers. The door-opening
trick is very popular, but the rest of the team can get a bit annoyed when he leaves them open in the middle of winter. Several. Times. Every. Hour. He has also been known to steal lunches off desks, apparently leaving your lunch unattended on your desk means it’s fair game!