A Little About Us

The Winemakers

"... our life is all about flavour"
A chef and a winemaker forge a partnership based on good food, great wine and a belief in doing the right thing....

Before moving back to the Barossa in 2002, Radford Wines began 11 years ago in Stellenbosch, South Africa after Ben had left his Barossa roots to work various vintages in France, Canada & finally South Africa. There he spent 7 years heading up a dynamic young winery and refining the skills that he’d learnt in Australia, Burgundy, The Rhone & Niagara Peninsula.

During this time, whilst studying at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Gill met Ben when their paths crossed, over a bottle of Shiraz. This auspicious meeting would prompt their move back to the Barossa & most importantly the Eden Valley and what would eventually become their vineyard property.

They were determined to embrace the land and input as much as they could to create a viable, sustainable environment. Since then they have produced Riesling from the old vines on their property planted in the 1930s– the first vintage in 2003 was under the Radford Dale label. Shiraz followed shortly in 2004. Now producing wine solely under their "Radford" label, their aim and focus has been refined in the last few years. This includes a stronger more powerful commitment in their belief of "textural & flavourful" wines. Hand made in every sense of the word, and with an unwavering emphasis on terroir, these site specific vineyards produce lovely supple wines of elegance & integrity.