About Wicks Estate

Wicks Estate Wines is a family owned and operated wine company producing hand crafted wines from their vineyard located at Woodside in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine growing regions. Co-founders Tim and Simon Wicks proudly front the Wicks Estate Label armed with a firm belief in long term success through dedication to excellence.

The Company’s outstanding achievements have positioned the Wicks Estate Brand where it is regarded as one of the Adelaide Hill’s finest wine producers.

The Wicks Family has a long history of involvement in agriculture with the Woodside Vineyard following on from their Orchard and Nursery operations at Highbury. In late 1999, the 54 hectare property at Woodside was chosen and purchased for its scenic location and suitability for premium wine grape production. The vineyard, planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon was designed around the gentle undulating slopes studded with a number of ancient red gums and the Inverbrackie Creek that winds its course through the length of the property.

The winery is a ‘state of the art facility’ situated amongst the estate vineyard utilising Worlds best practice grape growing and winemaking procedures. This world class processing facility, completed in early 2004, was designed and constructed utilising a team of private and independent engineers, machinery manufacturers, winemakers and builders under the guidance of the Wicks family as project managers.

OUR FAMILY

The Wicks Family has a long history of involvement in agriculture with the Woodside Vineyard following on from their Orchard and Nursery operations at Highbury. In late 1999, the 54 hectare property at Woodside was chosen and purchased for itsscenic location and suitability for premium wine grape production.

COOL CLIMATE ADELAIDE HILLS WINES

Cool climate has become shorthand for high quality. It’s where the climate conspires to produce wines of finesse and elegance, packed full of diverse flavour profiles. The cooler the climate, the more important vineyard planning, design, viticulture management and winemaking are in producing high quality wines, expressive of their terroir.

BRAND STATEMENT

Wicks Estate is a family owned and operated Adelaide Hills wine producer dedicated to producing high quality estate grown wines of exceptional regional character that represent excellent value.

Our Winemakers

Our winemaking team is led by Leigh Ratzmer. Leigh graduated from Oenology at Adelaide University and gained experience working with premium producers in Austria and the Barossa Valley prior to joining the Wicks Estate team in 2004. Assistant Winemaker to Leigh Ratzmer is Steven Soper. Steven joined the team in early 2014 after working vintage in the diverse climates of Tasmania, McLaren Vale and Canada. Lastly, we are lucky to have Tim Knappstein spend many hours at our Woodside winery, widely regarded as a pioneer of the Adelaide Hills Cool Climate wine region and a long-term family friend of the Wicks family. Our wines are in safe hands with a passionate and dedicated winemaking team under one canopy.

Wine Making Process

CONTACT

Address: 1st Floor 21 Franklin Street,
Adelaide, South Australia
5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8212 0004
Email: info@wicksestate.com.au

Website

www.wicksestate.com.au

 

Awards and reviews

2011 SPARKLING CHARDONNAY PINOT NOIR

Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Perth Wine Show
4.5 Stars – Winestate Adelaide Hills Wine Show Judging (May/June edition)
95 points – Wine Showcase Magazine
90 points – 2015 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
8.8/10 – Grape Expectations, January 2015, Max Cruz
4 Stars – Winestate Champagne & Sparkling Wine Edition

2015 SAUVIGNON BLANC

Top Gold Medal – 2015 Cowra Wine Show
Top Gold – 2015 National Wine Show
Gold Medal – 16th International Cool Climate Wine Show
Gold Medal – Los Angeles International Wine Show
92 points – The West Australian, Ray Jordan
91 points – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion

2015 Pinot Gris

Bronze Medal – 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2015 Cowra Wine Show

2014 RIESLING

Silver Medal – 2014 National Cool Climate Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Boutique Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2014 Canberra International Riesling Challenge
Hot 100 – The Adelaide Review Hot 100 SA Wines
4.5 stars – The Advertiser, Tony Love

2014 CHARDONNAY

Silver Medal – 2015 Asia Decanter Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2015 Cowra Wine Show

2013 PINOT NOIR 

Trophy – 2014 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Gold Medal – 2014 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Silver Medal – 2014 Cowra Wine Show
Silver Medal – 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2015 Asia Decanter Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Boutique Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Queensland Wine Show
4.5 Stars – Winestate Adelaide Hills Wine Show Judging (May/June edition)
Top 100 Wines 2014 – The Advertiser, Tony Love
Finalist – 2014 Sydney International Wine Show
93 points – Wine Showcase Magazine

2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

92 Points – 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion
Bronze Medal – 2014 Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Boutique Wine Awards
4.5 Stars – Top in Category – Winestate Adelaide Hills Wine Show Judging (May/June edition)

2014 SHIRAZ

Bronze Medal – 2015 Cowra Wine Show

2009 EMINENCE (SHIRAZ CABERNET)

Bronze Medal – 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2014 Boutique Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2014 The Great Australian Red

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