Our Vineyards

The Padthaway wine region is known for it’s rich soil – terra rossa over limestone. This, when combined with ample water supply, Mediterranean climate & coastal influences make us unique. Outstanding fruit quality across all of our grape varieties, combined with our uncontrived winemaking style, see’s Farmer’s Leap deliver a quality bottle of wine you can trust.

Our Wines

Premium Range

Fortune favours the brave. And there are none braver than Australia's farmers. With our family's hands in Padthaway's fertile soil since 1938, our wines show rewards come to those willing to take the leap. Using only the finest fruit, selected from our best vineyard sights, limited in production and matured in our best barrels. These wines represent the pinnacle of what Farmer's Leap have to offer.

Farmer's Leap

The agricultural community is no stranger to risk. But the flip side of risk is reward. Hailing from the fertile farming lands of Padthaway, Farmer's Leap is a testament to this. Our flagship wines are full bodied & balanced, delivering a vibrant flavour that is the essence of Farmer's Leap.



Random Shot

A Random Shot wine is always best shared with friends, capturing a moment no could plan. This is a wine to share over an unexpected catch up, an impromptu dinner or a night of endless laughs. Far from a shot in the dark, Random Shot wines are lightly oaked and fruit driven. Perfect for drinking now.


'Brian' Shiraz

This wine is a tribute to Brian Longbottom and all of his hard work. For those who like something from the top shelf. This wine is drinking superbly now and will develop in the cellar for 10+ years. Rich and full bodied but also elegant with fine silky tannins and a persistent finish. Selectively harvested from small sections of vineyard within the large vineyard site. 

Our Winemaker

Renae Hirsch

Growing up with an inquisitive mind, an aptitude for science and surrounded by vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Renae studied Oenology at the University of Adelaide and joined the Farmer’s Leap team in 2011, and she has been the perfect fit ever since. With extensive vintage experiences, Renae has completed vintages in Califfornia, Southern France, Germany, and Spain. Her approach to winemaking is to showcase specific vineyard sites in each wine she makes, capturing the purity and freshness of each grape variety. Renae’s influence and direct involvement in the Farmer’s Leap business and consistent quality is hard to overstate. She shows great commitment, passion and has an endless pursuit of quality that is of immeasurable value to Farmer’s Leap. 

 

Our Sparkling Winemaker

Peta Baverstock 

Peta’s journey into winemaking began when she observed the distinct culture of food and wine in her best friend’s Italian family. The sensory fascination, coupled with her scientific inclinations, was ignited during her high school chemistry class discussing fermentation. Her academic path led to study Oenology at Adelaide University. Her choice to specialize in sparkling winemaking emerged as a unique pursuit during her graduation years when the emphasis was mainly on white and red wines. Recognizing the need for differentiation, she was drawn to the meticulous nature of sparkling winemaking that suited her detail-oriented personality. Peta joined Farmer’s Leap in 2017 when she crafted Destiny. Now overseeing ten labels and owning her own label, she relishes the diversity of her role. 

Her winemaking philosophy revolves around meticulousness, driven by her classical training and meticulous nature. Despite the increased commitment in time and resources, Peta finds crafting sparkling wines richly rewarding and fulfilling. She demonstrates a level of dedication and expertise, we are grateful to have her part of the Farmer’s Leap team. 

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