CREATIVE, Award-Winning WINES
For six generations, the McWilliam family has been tilling the rich Australian soils to produce an expansive selection of outstanding wines.
Renowned for its high quality, McWilliam's is one of the most awarded names in the history of Australian wines and offers an extensive range covering many varietals. The McWilliam family has over 140 years of winemaking experience and is one of 12 members of Australia's First Families of Wine, all of whom must be able to do at least a 20-year vertical tasting.
Upholding the family traditions, McWilliam's nurture and protect their vines, ensuring their grapes are of the best quality and, with access to some of Australia's oldest vineyards, dating back to 1880, and the family's state-of-the-art McWilliam's Hanwood Estate winery, this generation's family winemaker and family ambassador, Scott McWilliam, has plenty of scope for wine style development and innovation.
Driven to create wines that demonstrate his family's passion for winemaking and
stimulated by the reward of seeing people choose McWilliam's wines for celebrations, as well as just to enjoy, he sources top quality fruit and crafts fine regional wines with passion and talent.
Scott has a clear vision for the company's future, aiming to better anticipate what consumers want and provide them with an experience that remains with them or lasts longer than merely the time it takes to finish the bottle and consequently McWilliam's wines continue to achieve wine show success and win medals. Since 1981, the McWilliam's Hanwood Estate range has won more than 22 trophies and 846 medals, while the Hanwood Shiraz has been awarded two trophies and 66 medals in the last five years.
Another prestigious achievement occurred in 2017/18, when the company achieved Five Red Star Winery recognition in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – an honour bestowed upon only the top 3.8% of Australian wineries.
One of the famed McWilliam's ranges is named after John James (J.J.) McWilliam, who turned his father's vineyards into a thriving operation that won its first national accolade in 1897. The J.J. McWilliam's range offers expressive wines that include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz and
The J.J. McWilliam Shiraz is soft and fullbodied and goes perfectly with barbecued meat, while the Pinot Grigio has a lovely fresh, fruity flavour that pairs nicely with chicken and spicy foods.
McWilliam's produces a huge variety of wines that are perfect for any occasion, whether dining out, celebrating an occasion or looking to unwind after a long day at work.