The GMH brand name reflects Geoff's initials and was originally made for the Canadian export market. Today, the wines are exported to several countries and also sold domestically. The GMH wines might be expressions of a single vineyard or regional blends, and are all made from premium fruit from sustainably managed vineyards around South Australia. As well as single varieties, the GMH label also offers wine blends similar to those produced in the old world, including the Bordeaux-style ‘Meritage’ blends.
In 2012 and 2014, Winestate Magazine named Wines by Geoff Hardy as its Australian Winery of the Year. Australia’s most prominent wine writer, James Halliday, has also rated Wines by Geoff Hardy as a 5 red star winery, a top rating only awarded to 10% of wineries in his Wine Companion.
Churchview Estate gets its name from the Heritage Listed St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, as seen from the tasting room. Churchview Estate is a private 100 ha estate vineyard. Migrants from the Netherlands in 1950s the Fokkema family selected the site in 1998 for its ideal gravelly loams, ample clean water and ideal aspect with north facing slopes. Spike Fokkema the founder of Churchview Estate has applied a highly successful philosophy to the production of premium wines."Quality begins in the vineyard". It is this unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence and the rigorous application of his philosophy that underpins the quality and exacting standards demanded by Churchview Estate.
Churchview Estate achieves its high standard by growing vines that are in balance with nature. By allowing more sunlight into the vine canopy Churchview has been able to dramatically enhance fruit quality, flavour and colour development. This unique application of simple but natural principles allows the production of grapes of the highest possible standard.