K1 By Geoff Hardy

After studying viticulture and wine in SA during the late 1970’s Geoff Hardy in 1980 purchased and developed the Pertaringa Vineyard in McLaren Vale with Ian Leask. At this time Geoff started looking through the southern Adelaide Hills for the ideal terroir for growing early premium wine varieties, as Mclaren Vale was too warm to grow elite Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Finally in 1986 after looking at many properties Geoff found an ideal site for producing outstanding cool climate grapes in Kuitpo, an ancient geological area 15 kilometres inland from McLaren Vale.

The vineyard Geoff planted later became known as ‘K1 by Geoff Hardy’ as this unique site was the first substantial planting of vines in the Kuitpo region.

Today, the K1 wines are considered to be some of Australia’s finest premium, single estate wines. The beautifully situated cellar door overlooks the lake and vineyard, and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 10 Cellar Door Experiences by a leading wine industry publication.

In 2012 and 2014, Winestate Magazine named K1 and Wines by Geoff Hardy as its Australian Winery of the Year. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, has also rated Wines by Geoff Hardy as a 5 red star winery, a top rating only awarded to 10% of wineries in his Wine Companion.




Opening Hours

Open Daily, 11am - 4pm

(AHW endeavours to keep member opening hours up to date, but please double check details to be sure.)

White Varieties

  • Arneis
  • Chardonnay
  • Fiano
  • Gruner Veltliner
    Gruner Veltliner
  • Pinot Grigio
    Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling
    Autumn Harvest Botrytis Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • Verdelho

Red Varieties

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Durif
  • Merlot
  • Montepulciano
  • Pinot Noir
    Pinot Noir
  • Sangiovese
  • Shiraz
  • Tannat
  • Tempranillo

Wine Styles

  • Rosé
    Durif Rose
  • Sparkling White
    NV Sparkling White
  • Sparkling Red
    NV Sparkling Red
  • Sweet
    Autumn Harvest Botrytis


  • Light Meals & Platters
    Platters - Cheese, Charcuterie, local produce
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
    Up to 120 guests
  • Private Functions
    Birthday, Engagement, Anniversary Parties
  • Corporate Events
    Conferences, Meetings, Milestone Events

Towns Nearby

  • Adelaide CBD & Plains
    45 mins away
  • Hahndorf
    25 mins away
  • Kuitpo
    where we are
  • Mount Barker
    30 mins away


  • Family Friendly
    and dog friendly - come meet our winery dog Duke

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