In 1986, Geoff Hardy, 5th generation decendant of the Australian wine industry pioneer Thomas Hardy, found the ideal site for growing outstanding cool climate grapes in the Kuitpo region in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as the K1 vineyard, as this unique, ground breaking site was the first vineyard in the Kuitpo region.
In 1986 the 5th generation decendant of the Australian wine industry pioneer Thomas Hardy, Geoff Hardy, found the ideal site for producing outstanding cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. The vineyard became known as K1 by Geoff Hardy as this unique site was the first commercial planting of vines in the Kuitpo region. Today, the K1 wines are considered to be among Australia’s finest premium single estate wines.
Aerial photo of the K1 property, 2001
A trip to Kuitpo in the Adelaide Hills is not complete without visiting the K1 cellar door for a wine tasting and cheese platter. You’ll be treated to our range of world class premium wines, accompanied by our iconic vineyard views in a tranquil lakeside location.
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Repeatedly acknowledged as one of the most beautiful cellar doors in the Adelaide Hills, the K1 cellar door floats over the lake with views to the hills and vineyards.
Enjoy K1 Cru Club benefits including 15% discount on all wine purchases, access to limited release wines, complimentary tastings and much more when you sign up to be a member...