Ballast Stone

Richard and Mary Shaw have been planting vineyards and growing grapes in the South Australian wine regions of McLaren Vale and Currency Creek since the 1970s. Today, they are one of the largest vineyard owners in both regions with over 1200 acres of vines. In 2001, the Shaw’s established Ballast Stone Estate, named after the stone used to craft the existing buildings. They then employed winemaker John Loxton to take their vision to the next stage. The Wines The Shaw’s philosophy is that great wines begin in the vineyard. The aim is to produce wines that express their regional character, so they are pedantic about their vineyards. Ballast Stone Estate produces fruit-driven, voluptuous wines with a regional stamp from varietals such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.