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 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 Ben Kendrick. Ben recently joined our team for the 2018 vintage after 8 years with Petaluma. 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-time family friend of the Wicks family. Our wines are in safe hands with a passionate and dedicated winemaking team under one canopy.
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.