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  • 1885 Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2024

1885 Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2024

Regular price $28.00

Region: McLaren Vale

Story: Planted in 1885 by Bec’s great-great-great- grandfather, Thomas Hardy, These vines were destined to be pulled out during the vinepull scheme of the late 1970’s however Helen Hardy fought to keep them and her determination paid off and the vines were saved. We believe these vines to be some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines in the world.

Vineyard: These grapes are sourced from the Lower Tintara vineyard located on Kay’s Road in McLaren Vale. 

Soils: The Lower Tintara vineyard is on sandy loam soils called Maslin Sands, which are some of the oldest soils in McLaren Vale, aged between 34 and 56 million years old.

Harvest Date: 14 February (Lower Tintara)

Winemaking: The grapes were harvested and delivered to the winery at night to ensure the fruit arrives cool and fresh. Immediate pressing after crushing with minimal skin contact. We aim for a light touch in the winery in order to let the fruit tell the story. The generous palate weight and flavour intensity is a reflection of the 100+ year old McLaren Vale vines while the Adelaide Hills fruit offers varietal aromatics and acid. Cold stainless steel fermentation is followed by early blending and bottling to retain varietal freshness.

Nose: Lifted varietal aromatics of grapefruit and cut grass on the nose. 

Palate:  This wine is a fresh and elegant combination of zesty citrus fruits and long mineral acidity.  

Cellaring: Drink now to 2026

Alc: 12.0% TA: 6.15g/L
pH: 3.32 RS: 1.5g/L


After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation containing your order details (provided you have provided us with a valid email address). We will then attempt to deliver your purchase/s from our cellar door at McLaren Vale via our preferred carriers Australia Post, Fastway or Couriers Please. Depending on your location within Australia, the delivery time will vary between 1 and 10 days.

Wine is normally delivered from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Most orders will be delivered to your door, however in rural or remote areas the delivery may be left at the nearest Australia Post office or freight depot.

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In the rare instance that you are not satisfied with a wine purchased from Bec Hardy Wines we are more than happy to provide you with a full refund for purchases of the relevant wine by you (excluding freight costs).

You must let us know that you are not satisfied within 14 days of buying the wine and we’ll refund you in full (excluding freight costs) an amount equal to the value of your remaining unopened bottles plus one opened bottle only.

Typically you will be required to return the remaining unopened bottles of the wine in question to our McLaren Vale Cellar Door for a quality inspection, and you will assume responsibility of risk and all associated freight costs. All refunds are processed within 7 days of your notification or from the date that the remaining wines are returned to us.

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