Our ‘Halliday’s 97 Point Collectors Pack’ includes the following:

2 bottles x 2015 ‘Frux Frugis’ Shiraz (97p)

2 bottles x 2015 ‘Avitus’ Shiraz (96p)

2 bottles x 2015 ‘Unicus’ Shiraz (96p)

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A limited amount of the now sold out 2015 FRUX FRUGIS Shiraz had been set aside so that wine connoisseurs can experience flights of the winemaker’s choice vintages, exclusive at Hilton Adelaide throughout the month of October.


Ulithorne ‘EPOCH’ Rose + Pampelle Grapefruit liqueur + 78 Degrees Sunset Gin + Slice of Ruby Red Grapefruit; these French and Australian ingredients are amalgamated to create the most delicious nectar exclusive in Hilton Adelaide’s Collins Bar throughout October


[Latin] of the Grandfather


The Avitus was created from a special parcel of single vineyard Shiraz that has been locked away for the long term by one of our Growers of a very old vineyard in McLaren Vale.
This elegant wine exhibits blackberries and cassis, hints of raspberries and vanilla, plus a slight cedar oak as well. The long palate possesses a tight structure with dark fruit persisting.

Photo Credit: Adelaide Food Central, Lee Lam


[Latin] special; project

Tempranillo Grenache Graciano

The “Special Project” was inspired by our infatuation with the wines of Northern Spain. This wine is an inspiration of the complimentary connection between glass and plate that Ulithorne was entrusted to develop for a  Sydney chef’s trendy new high-end restaurant. The wine was made in line with the principles of our Rhone inspiration, however, due to the Spanish influence the wine is a “Black Sheep” of our Ulithorne family.

Photo Credit: Adelaide Food Central, Lee Lam



The solid rainfall in late Winter

and early Spring gave the vines

a good foundation for the dry conditions

through Summer and into Autumn…


The Ulithorne Journey

Fuelled by the obsession of ‘the source’ our winemakers have traveled widely and while finding themselves incredibly inspired with the style and flair found in France’s Rhone region, they ultimately fell in love with a vineyard in South Australia’s McLaren Vale region; leaving them no option but to amalgamate the two.

The unique name of Ulithorne was given to the land by it’s early settlers in tribute to their beloved Archbishop. Positioned by the slopes on the northern aspect of McLaren Vale’s Onkaparinga River the land was planted to Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot in 1969. The first wine was produced in 2001.

Years later Ulithorne’s wine makers in search of the finest parcels of earth, with aspirations to yield the grandest fruit – bursting of extensive finesse, power, weight, and length discovered the treasured and iconic present Ulithorne Prospera Vineyard (planted in 1950). The Prospera Vineyard (pictured on the top of the page), with great investment of time and passion, has produced at the very top echelon of Australian wine. Prospera translates to ‘lucky omen’ in Latin, which is quite fitting as the soil has provided a perfectly balanced launch pad for the next level of evolution in our winemaking.

And while many are happy to simply see wine as a reflection of a region, we at Ulithorne look much deeper, while acknowledging the concept of terroir, however applying it with meticulous individualisation.

We are confident that those who know and appreciate our wine share some of our own core values – the willingness to sacrifice time rather than risking precious quality, the ever so important attention to detail, and good honest authenticity.