Leconfield Wines is a label under the brand Leconfield, a family-operated business owned by Dr Richard Hamilton along with his wife Jette. The brand’s journey began with the establishment of winery and vineyards in McLaren Vale in the year 1972. Since then, many land holdings were acquired by the company including vineyards and winery located in Coonawarra (Owned by Richard’s uncle Sydney). These also included some vineyards that are home to over 100-year-old vines. Wines are crafted by Senior Winemaker Paul Gordon who believes that great wines can only be produced using quality fruit. For this he tries to maintain a healthy relationship between the vineyard and winery staff. Known for their premium range of wines, Leconfield wineries in McLaren Vale & Coonawarra (Richard Hamilton & Leconfield Wines respectively) have won various awards and accolades including some by highly-recognised Australian critics.