Shaw + Smith

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

Cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW already had unbeatable experience when they founded Shaw + Smith as a virtual winery in 1989. In ’99 Martin and Michael purchased the 36ha Balhannah property, building the superbly designed winery in 2000 and planting more sauvignon blanc, shiraz, pinot noir and riesling. It is here that visitors can taste the wines in appropriately beautiful surroundings. The 20ha Lenswood Vineyard, 10km northwest of the winery, is mainly planted to chardonnay and pinot noir. Exports to all major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. They make wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills with varieties that suit the cooler climate, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Shaw + Smith own three vineyards, Lenswood, Piccadilly and Balhannah which is also home to the winery and tasting room.


Winemaker Adam Wadewitz, Martin Shaw
Established 1989
Dozens NFP
Vineyards (area) 62 ha
Viticulturist Murray Leake
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address 136 Jones Road, Balhannah, SA 5242
Telephone (08) 8398 0500