Hamill tells a multigeneration story of the Thomson family, beginning with Emily Grace Hamill, who married Fredrick Thomson. Emily was instrumental in the success of the Thomson family and enabled the family to purchase Best’s. The name Hamill has been handed down through 3 generations and resides with Ben Hamill Thomson whose leadership lead to the purchasing of the Sugarloaf Vineyard.
This wine is produced from this premium vineyard, which is situated amongst the rolling hills surrounding The Black Range.
Careful consideration on parcels from the best performing blocks on the site generates a unique single-vineyard wine. Individual rows are hand harvested to incorporate whole bunch spice, and whole berry fleshy red fruits. It is fermented on skins for up to 21 days and matured in French barriques for 14 months.