Bec Hardy Wines
Established in 2015, Bec Hardy Wines is a family-owned wine business based in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Bec is a 6thgeneration member of and the first female vigneron from one of Australia’s oldest wine families, the Hardys.
The Hardy name has been synonymous with South Australian wine since the 1850s and Bec Hardy continues that tradition, building on the experience and reputation of her predecessors.
Bec’s family has been tending vineyards in the premium maritime region of McLaren Vale since the 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.
In 1980, Bec’s father Geoff left the then family-owned Hardys to make his own way in the Australian wine world. The same year, he purchased the Pertaringa vineyard in the foothills of McLaren Vale. Inspired by her father’s passion for cultivating premium fruit and producing fine wines, Bec also went on to study and work in the wine industry in both Australia and overseas.
A 6th generation Hardy, Bec joined her father’s company in 2010 and helped it grown into one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies with accolades to match.
In 2020, Bec took over the ownership and running of the Pertaringa brand together with her husband and company Managing Director Richard Dolan. Bec and Richard live at their Tipsy Hill vineyard in McLaren Vale with their daughter Matilda and wine dog, Churchill.
- In charge of winemaking: Bec Swincer
- Name of Company contact: Hanne Norvag Thomas
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +61 883832700
- Website: https://bechardy.com.au
Bec Hardy Wines
327 Hunt Rd
5171 South Australia