A.T. Richardson Wines
A.T. Richardson Wines
A.T. Richardson Wines came to life in 2005 when owner Adam Richardson returned to his roots in Australia after 20 years of winemaking around the world. international wine companies, Richardson applied his skills to develop having worked extensively for the seven-hectare Hard Hill Road vineyard and winery from the ground up.
Specialising in cool-climate wines that perfectly reﬂect its Great Western vineyard, A.T. Richardson Wines’ low-intervention approach, combined with its low-yielding vineyard, produces refined wines that are approachable in their youth, yet still age remarkably well. The company prides itself on creating wines that are true representatives of the land in which they were grown.
A.T. Richardson Wines produces two tiers of wine. The chockstone range is focused on traditional varieties that take a modern approach to the historic Great Western region, as well as the hard hill Road series, which includes cutting-edge wines that are unique to their style and heritage.
As a James Halliday five-star-rated winery, A.T. Richardson Wines’ aim is to produce thought-provoking wines that pay homage to their heritage in the historic Great Western wine region, while also being uniquely modern. The company also offers online sales, a wine club, and winery and vineyard tours.
The winery was recently recognised at the 2018 national cool climate Wine show, with the 2016 ATR hard hill Road shiraz awarded top pick in the champion shiraz category.
⇐ ATR Chockstone Riesling
Displaying delicate aromas of wildﬂowers and citrus blossoms, this riesling has a distinct mineral palate that epitomises the cool-climate Great Western vineyard. The three clones planted in the riesling block each contribute differing and vibrant characters that enhance the structure and complexity of the wine.
⇐ ATR Chockstone Shiraz
This shiraz is rich and inviting with blackberry and chocolate ﬂavours combined with black pepper spice. Once harvested, the wine completes a slow fermentation that promotes the careful developments of its restrained personality.
⇐ ATR Hard Hill Road Close-Planted Shiraz
Displaying intense ﬂavours and a refined, complex structure, this shiraz will age well and improve for many decades to come. The ﬂagship wine is produced from a blend of two closely planted shiraz blocks.
⇐ ATR Hard Hill Road ‘The Field’
This wine is a cunning blend of six grape varieties and is blended using an open-top fermenter. Vibrant red, blue and blackberry ﬂavours dominate a ﬂoral palate, with extremely fine tannins and a balanced acidity. ‘The Field’ is both elegant and refined.