Barratt is by no means a new winery in the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, with the Uley vineyard being established back in 1983, and subsequently purchased by Lindsay Barratt in 1990. Bottling their first wines in 1992, Barratt is a bespoke, small volume producer, specialising in premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
It’s a winery with deep roots in Piccadilly Valley but is now experiencing some exciting new ‘green shoots’ as part of the ’The Usual Suspects Collective as of 2022.
As part of this new partnership, Lindsay’s extensive knowledge and passion for the site is now bolstered by ’The Collective’ winemaking team, led by legendary winemaker Andrew Hardy. Andrew’s long tenure with Petaluma and Adelaide Hills regional know-how gives him an unrivaled wealth of experience to help craft outstanding wines from the high quality old-vine fruit for which the Barratt vineyard is renowned.
The Uley vineyard, situated at an altitude of 510-550 m above sea level, is just a few hundred metres away from one of the region’s pioneering producers, Ashton Hills. The Uley vineyard is just over 6 hectares, planted predominantly to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.