Haselgrove focuses on small batch production, allowing the blending of small parcels of wine to create high quality wines. Significantly, the small batch facilities allow the winemakers from Haselgrove to separate their small parcels of fruit until the final blending process, displaying terroir of the vineyard and seasonal variation in the bottle.
Greg Clack – Senior Winemaker
Greg was recognised nationally in 2008 as a finalists in the Wine Society Australian / New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year, a prestigious award given to up and coming winemakers. While the current Haselgrove style is typical of McLaren Vale, Greg hopes to bring a fresh view with a full flavoured, yet more elegant, approachable style.
In late 2003, Greg commenced at Haselgrove. Six years later, Greg’s determination, skills and hard work was recognised with his appointment as Senior Winemaker of Haselgrove Wines.
During his career, Greg has worked under numerous mentors. John Greenshields of Koppamurra Wines, Neville Falkenberg, ex-winemaker of Chain of Ponds Wines and the various winemakers at the Haselgrove Custom Crush site. Each has taught him the secrets of producing elegant and world class wines and Greg has been able to hone his skills in many varieties and styles.
Matt Copping – Winemaker
Matt started at Haselgrove Wines in 2006 and has now completed six vintages with the winery, a part of the winemaking team since the 2008 vintage. Matt brings to Haselgrove Wines a mature approach to winemaking with experience in many facets of the wine industry, which complements Greg’s talents and drive.
His experience in the industry is wide and varied, both international and domestic. Matt has completed vintages at Rosemount Estate in the Hunter Valley, Hollick Wines in Coonawarra, Penley Estate in Coonawarra and Hunters Wines in Marlborough, New Zealand.
From an embryonic beginning just over a decade ago, the modern Haselgrove Wines winery now has the capacity to process 3,000 tonnes of fruit annually, with a large portion of the crush carried out on a contract basis for winemakers, large and small. This operation is known as Haselgrove Custom Crush and is staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to producing and processing award-winning and innovative wines.
The operation covers the full range of crushing, winemaking, processing, storage, technical and support functions – from the vineyard to bottle-ready wines.
Very flexible, Haselgrove Custom Crush is capable of handling an individual contract from five to 500 tonnes of fruit or more.
The high quality Haselgrove laboratory facilities are available to all clients, including those who simply wish to test their own wines but do not have the facilities to do so.
The Haselgrove operation provides its clients with their own in-house laboratory facilities, tasting rooms and a comprehensive range of tests and analyses to ensure optimum wine quality throughout the process.
The Haselgrove laboratory provides: Grape maturity, sample preparation and analysis Complete wine testing and analysis Stability testing Fining trials Trade sample presentation and despatch
In short, we offer complete wine testing up until, but not including, VI 1 standard testing. For further information, please contact the Haselgrove Laboratory, on 08 8323 8706.