Wicks Estate Wines is a family owned and operated wine company producing premium wines from their vineyard located at Woodside in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s premier cool climate wine growing regions. 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 premium 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, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 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 wine making 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.
Long time friend of the Wicks Family and heading up the Winemaking Team at Wicks Estate is Tim Knappstein, who graduated from Roseworthy College as Dux of the Oenology course in 1966. After a number of years experience in the Clare Valley District Tim made the move to the Adelaide Hills and is identified as a pioneer of the Adelaide Hills Cool Climate Wine Region.
A long history of involvement in a number of wine judging panels sees Tim as a highly regarded and sought after Australian wine judge, further providing him with the skills required to craft fine wines of character that exemplify the Adelaide Hills Wine Region.
Tim’s lifetime of involvement in creating award winning wines is our assurance of quality.
Joining Tim on the winemaking team at Wicks Estate is Leigh Ratzmer. A Graduate in Oenology from Adelaide University, Leigh has undertaken vintages in Austria, working with some of the regions leading winemakers and premium wine producers, as well as in The Barossa Valley, where he worked with some of the regions most prestigious labels.
As a relatively young and enthusiastic new generation winemaker Leigh brings with him invaluable and exciting ideas to help establish the Wicks Estate Brand at the forefront of the cool climate wine industry.
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.