Established in 1944 by the Lindner Family, St Hallett represents the very spirit and soul of winemaking in the Barossa.
Over this time, it has grown and changed and reinvented itself, to achieve a rare distinction as one of Australia’s most respected wine brands.
For most of that time it was owned, or part owned, by one family, the pioneering Lindners, who arrived in the Barossa from Silesia in 1838.
More than 70 years on from these humble beginnings, St Hallett has established a reputation for making wines with exceptional quality and character.
From the beginning, St Hallett understood the importance of saving old vines and focusing on varieties that thrive in the Barossa region – particularly Shiraz.
Over the years, St Hallett has built up a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of vineyard sites and climates in the Barossa, and with this, an appreciation for and understanding of local growers and the finest vines and highest-quality parcels of fruit the Barossa can offer.
By tailoring fermentation and maturation to each parcel, the St Hallett winemaking team reveal the rich textures, depth and diversity of Barossa wine, as it should be.
Warmth, honesty and integrity are a way of life at St Hallett, and our tight-knit crew of winemakers best exemplify the St Hallett spirit.
The winemaking team’s extensive experience, continuous sense of evolution, respect for the Barossa region and St Hallett’s rich Barossa heritage, underpins the quality and integrity of St Hallett wine.
HELEN MCARTHY, SENIOR WINEMAKER
In 2015 Helen became the custodian of the Eden Valley icon Mountadam Vineyards. Her passion for Eden Valley was again deepened. Helen joined St Hallett in 2019 and is looking forward to working with fruit grown all over the Barossa but is particularly excited to once again be working with Eden Valley fruit.
STUART BLACKWELL, BRAND AMBASSADOR
Stuart Blackwell’s winemaking career spans more than four decades, two continents and four regions. The consistency, reliability and diversity of the Barossa’s grapes and the availability of old vine fruit lured him to stay in the world-famous region. Following a stint in McLaren Vale, Stuart first joined St Hallett in 1972 in an era when fortified wine was king.
During this time he has overseen a shift to table wine and has established St Hallett as one of the Barossa’s most iconic producers of Shiraz and Riesling.
Stuart’s wines have received many accolades in domestic and international wine shows throughout his career and he was recognised as ‘Barossa Winemaker of the year’ by his peers in 2003 and became a Baron of the Barossa in the same year.
Stuart cites the evolution in style and quality of St Hallett wines and the broad distribution into some of the world’s finest restaurants as his proudest achievements.
The pedigree and esteem of Old Block shiraz and Blackwell Shiraz are a testament to his abilities and commitment to the Barossa and St Hallett.