Established in 1980, Pertaringa is a family-owned wine brand based in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Part of Bec Hardy Wines, Pertaringa is owned and operated by Bec, a 6th generation member of and the first female vigneron from one of Australia’s oldest wine families, the Hardys.
Visit the Pertaringa cellar door to taste wines that reflect 170 years of South Australian winemaking experience. You can enjoy a relaxed tasting experience inside the newly refurbished cellar door or on the outdoor decking, surrounded by native flora and fauna while taking in the stunning views across the vineyards and eastern foothills of McLaren Vale.
Bec’s family has been tending vineyards in the premium maritime region of McLaren Vale since her great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Hardy, arrived from the UK in 1850. Thomas was the region’s first settler and is widely regarded as the father of the South Australian wine industry.
Today, Bec continues that tradition, building on the experience and reputation of her predecessors with a modern twist on 170 years of winemaking heritage. Her company produces wines that over-deliver on a quality-price ratio with a unique and genuine story told in a compelling way, all backed up by third-party endorsement.
Thomas Hardy was the region’s first settler and is widely regarded as the father of the South Australian wine industry. In 1980, Bec’s father Geoff left the then family-owned Hardys to make his own way in the Australian wine world. Inspired by her father’s passion for cultivating premium fruit and producing fine wines, Bec also went on to study and work in the wine industry in both Australia and overseas, including for her father’s company Wines by Geoff Hardy.
In 2015, Bec decided to make her own way in the Australian wine word and founded Bec Hardy Wines. In 2020, she acquired the Pertaringa wine brand from Wines by Geoff Hardy, becoming the first woman in the family to own vineyards and produce her own wine.
The Hardy family connection continues with family members John and Helen Hardy growing fruit for Bec Hardy Wines at their Lower Tintara vineyard. This vineyard was originally planted by Thomas Hardy and is only 2km from Bec’s own Tipsy Hill vineyard in Blewitt Springs. In close collaboration with Bec, John and Helen are also planting new varieties specifically for Bec Hardy Wines.