Although founded by Alan Hickinbotham Jr., the vineyard's legacy began with his father Alan Robb Hickinbotham. In 1929, Alan Robb established the wine science department at what is now the University of Adelaide, Australia's preeminent institution for wine education.
Since 2012, when the property was acquired by the Jackson family, Chris Carpenter has worked with Peter Fraser and Michael Lane to continue the winemaking legacy that began at Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard nearly 50 years ago.
Today, the vineyard is home to its keystone Bordeaux varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot – in addition to Rhône varieties, Shiraz and Grenache. Rising 315 meters above the valley, the property employs sustainable farming practices and is a total 186 hectares, of which only 80 hectares are planted to a patchwork of locations, aspects, and exposures.