Shaw + Smith —Ala Champ
Ala Champ
00:00/

EIKO ISHIOKA

Crossing All Realms: One of Japan's Greatest Creative Visionaries

U-JOINTS: THE BOOK

A Kickstarter Campaign Begins For A Monumental Encyclopaedic Print Taxonomy of Connections and Universal World of Joints

RIKE LOS ANGELES

In Downtown L.A., The Art of the Japanese Rice Ball Merges With Music, Art & Design

TAJIMI CUSTOM TILES

A New Contemporary Context and Value For The Humble Japanese Tile With Designer Kwangho Lee

TADANORI YOKOO ISSEY MIYAKE

A Piece Of Clothing — And A Legendary Japanese Artist

The Best of Spring/Summer 21

Champ Fashion Editor-at-Large Ciana Mai Selects The Season's Top 5 Ready-to-Wear Collections

YUEN BETTEI DAITA

A Retreat In The Heart of Tokyo That Truly Transports You To Worlds Away

Site of Reversible Destiny

Arakawa and Gins Re-build Existing Perceptions to Extend the Human Lifespan

PARĪLIO

A Luxury Oasis on a Cycladic Island Without the Crowds

BEHIND THE SCENES OF ISSEY MIYAKE AW20/21

Backstage At Designer Satoshi Kondo's 'Making Speaking, Speaking Making'

Hill of the Buddha

Tadao Ando's Lavender-Lined Entrance to the Monumental Structure

LABRUM DESIGNS NATIONAL SPORTS UNIFORM FOR SIERRA LEONE

The Official Kits are for all 16 Disciplines, including the 2020 Olympics

Beauty Innovation 2020

Tokyo-based Design Studio we+ Combine Light, Wind & Shadow For Their Latest Window Installation

KAGIZEN YOSHIFUSA

Kyoto's Traditional Sweet Shop in the Heart of the Renowned Geisha District

THE CALILE

Sustainable In Design; Refined Contemporary Luxury At Brisbane's Most Impressive Urban Resort

SEX MATTER

Legendary Japanese Artist Hajime Sorayama's Latest, Unrestrained, Sci-Fi Erotica

Shaw + Smith

One of Australia's Leading Wineries Championing A 'From Vine to Glass' Ethos, Located In The Adelaide Hills

July, 2017
Winery, Tasting Room and the vineyard | Shaw + Smith, Adelaide, Australia.

One of Australia’s leading wineries Shaw + Smith, excels with an unwavering integrity of quality ‘from vine to glass’‘.

Pioneers of cool-climate winemaking, Shaw + Smith’s location in the Adelaide Hills is the secret to their success. Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw, and in 2000 they built their winery at Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills. Now, Shaw + Smith oversee two large vineyards in Balhannah and Lenswood, altogether totalling 55 hectares. Geographically, the Hills location creates a flavour and fragrance which empowers the wines, enabling their individuality to shine. The altitude and soil are major contributing factors, and the microclimate created in the Hills is by far a key ingredient in their winning recipe. The grapes grown are diverse, with Shaw + Smith using different cultivars or ‘clones’ of each grape variety.

In addition to their location, Shaw + Smith’s global perspective is their strength, incorporating this into their unique production. Their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are all aged in French oak barrels, utilising the barrels 3-4 times before they are consciously recycled. Their stand-out single-vine Riesling and incredibly celebrated Sauvignon Blanc (which makes up 70% of Shaw + Smith’s overall production) are fermented in stainless steel barrels, enclosing crisp, fresh flavours from the white grapes.

Shaw + Smith celebrate the beauty of natural occurrences during the overall growing, picking and fermentation process, with certain batches of their work winning prized awards, and earlier this year, Shaw + Smith’s Pinot Noir 2016 took out the no.1 spot in the ‘Hot 100 Wines’ as voted by The Adelaide Review.

The winemakers recently launched their inaugural Shaw + Smith Scholarship in March 2018, to emphasise the importance of wine education and first-hand experience. For those residing in Hong Kong and Singapore, Shaw + Smith provide the opportunity to budding winemakers to experience a week working in the Adelaide Hills for the 2019 harvest, followed by a visit to the equally game-changing  Tolpuddle Winery in Tasmania.

The Shaw + Smith Tasting Rooms is the best place to experience their world-renowned wines, in front of their vineyards and Australian landscape of rolling hills, eucalyptus trees and blue skies. Designed by Melbourne-based designer Chris Connell Design, the Shaw + Smith Tasting Rooms were named ‘Best Cellar Door 2018’ by Gourmet Traveller Wine this year. The Rooms provide valuable insight into their entire process: harvesting, production, and most importantly, what makes their location in the Adelaide Hills so significant. The Shaw + Smith ‘Wine Flight’ includes a tasting of all 5 of Shaw + Smith’s wines (current releases), including a platter of local cheeses to accompany each glass. The Tasting Room also offers a ‘Limited Release Wine Flight’, introducing single-site or aged release wines served with key South Australian artisanal produce. For wine enthusiasts, the ‘Friday Table’ experience is exclusive and provides a rare insight into Shaw + Smith’s unique production. Or, a vineyard and winery tour can be taken, followed by an in-depth tutored tasting and lunch in the Shaw + Smith Map Room.

A must visit both for locals and visitors, the Shaw + Smith Tasting Rooms is an exceptional destination celebrating the craftsmanship and commitment by one of the best winemakers in the world, right here in South Australia.

Tasting Room - Wine Flight | Shaw + Smith, Adelaide, Australia.
The Shaw + Smith building by designer Chris Connell | Shaw + Smith, Adelaide, Australia.
Steel barrels in the white wine cellar | Shaw + Smith, Adelaide, Australia.
Owners Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith | Shaw + Smith, Adelaide, Australia.

Shaw And Smith Winery
136 Jones Rd, Balhannah,
SA 5242
Australia

#champ_adelaide

Red ferment | Shaw + Smith, Adelaide, Australia.
July, 2017