BEC HARDY WINES
MCLAREN VALE WINERY
About Bec Hardy Wines
Established in 2015, Bec Hardy Wines is a family-owned wine business based in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Bec is a 6th generation member of and the first female vigneron from one of Australia’s oldest wine families, the Hardys.
The Hardy name has been synonymous with South Australian wine since the 1850s and Bec Hardy continues that tradition, building on the experience and reputation of her predecessors.
Bec’s family has been tending vineyards in the premium maritime region of McLaren Vale since the her great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Hardy, arrived from the UK in 1850. Thomas was the region’s first settler and is widely regarded as the father of the South Australian wine industry.
In 1980, Bec’s father Geoff left the then family-owned Hardys to make his own way in the Australian wine world. The same year, he purchased the Pertaringa vineyard in the foothills of McLaren Vale. Inspired by her father’s passion for cultivating premium fruit and producing fine wines, Bec also went on to study and work in the wine industry in both Australia and overseas.
A 6th generation Hardy, Bec joined her father’s company in 2010 and helped it grown into one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies with accolades to match. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, rated Pertaringa and Wines by Geoff Hardy as a five red star winery in his 2020 Wine Companion. During Bec’s time working at the family company, it was also named as Winestate Magazine’s Australian Wine Company of the Year twice, with an additional three Top 5 finishes in the same category.
In 2020, Bec took over the ownership and running of the Pertaringa brand together with her husband and company Managing Director Richard Dolan. Bec and Richard live at their Tipsy Hill vineyard in McLaren Vale with their daughter Matilda and wine dog, Churchill.
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