Beach Road Wines has been a passion for owners Tony and Briony Hoare since its inception in 2004. The culmination of years of experience between the highly regarded husband and wife team, BRW continues to innovate with alternative varietals and winemaking in McLaren Vale. Briony, acclaimed consultant winemaker crafts complex, textural whites and bright, savoury red wines which speak of both their unique South Australian sites and of course some Italian winemaking flair.
Viticulturalist Tony tends the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu vineyards with attention to detail and unique management for each variety. Having spent time watching these varieties flourish in their homeland of Campania, in Italy’s South, Tony knows just how suitable Langhorne Creek is to the propagation of their unique varieties. These vineyards include some of the most mature plantings of Greco and Aglianico in Australia, meaning the fruit produces layered and complex wines that often tread the road less travelled, but are immediately interesting and unique. Every vintage offers a new challenge and reward, and the brilliance of this team is shown in the incredible variation of character from one year to the next.
The whites show a gorgeous fruit purity, especially their excellent Fiano, whilst the reds offer a great combo of generosity and savoury characters. Australia meets Italy with arguably the best from both worlds!
Their fabulous new cellar door is very much a reflection of their characters; relaxed, family friendly and of course all about the food and wine. Worth a visit next time you’re in the ‘Vale.