In 1980, Geoff Hardy left the then family company, Thomas Hardy & Sons, to make his own way in the Australian wine world. The same year, he established Pertaringa and since then the Pertaringa vineyards in the foothills behind McLaren Vale have continued to produce some of the region's finest wines.
The soils are enriched from the hills above and the cooler climate, further tempered by the sea breezes off St Vincent's Gulf, sets the scene for high quality wine grapes.
The name Pertaringa means 'belonging to the hills' and originates from the local Kaurna indigenous language. Their cellar door, nestled in the foothills of McLaren Vale, is beautifully set amongst the gum trees with magnificent views and outdoor picnic facilities.