It all began in May 1988 when Mark & Wendy Hastwell and Martin & Jill Lightfoot purchased land in the beautiful McLaren Vale region of South Australia, and began planting the first vines. From there it has expanded to over 40 acres of vineyards and 3 acres of olives, a cellar door and multiple wine labels and varieties being shared around the world.

From our 1990 small batch of 60 cases of Hastwell & Lightfoot Cabernet Sauvignon through to our 4500 cases produced today the Hastwell & Lightfoot team continue to grow grapes and make wine from their own McLaren Vale produce.

Over the years the partnership has deepened with younger members of the families becoming involved.


The Hastwell & Lightfoot tasting room, wine lounge and gallery is open on the following days:

  • Friday from 12noon till 3:30pm;
  • Saturday from 12noon till 4:30pm; and
  • Sunday from 12noon till 4:30pm; or
  • Via appointment outside of the above hours.

We have a number of wine flight options each with a $10pp tasting fee which is refundable with the purchase of a bottle contained within that wine flight.


In addition to sampling our wines why not enjoy one of our share platters as you enjoy the views of McLaren Vale, Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat or snuggle up around the fire in our wine lounge and gallery.


The most convenient and best value way to purchase your favourite Hastwell & Lightfoot wines.

  • Two cases of wine (as selected and at cost indicated) per year - to be sent out in March & September;
  • Free Freight;
  • 5% discount on full Cellar Door prices for Hastwell & Lightfoot labelled wines;
  • Exclusive first access to new releases;
  • First access to limited release wines: and
  • Invitation to exclusive Member’s Only functions