After 50 years creating wines for some of Australia’s most recognised labels, I’ve launched HATCH Wines to continue crafting beautiful, classic wines that stand the test of time.
Bringing together my winemaking skills and my love for 1920s jazz, art déco design and refined revelry, you’ll enjoy affordable luxury in every bottle
The first release of HATCH includes 4 wines that showcase the best varietal fruit and regional characters from 4 of South Australia’s premier wine regions.
HATCH 2022 McLaren Vale Vesey Shiraz | 96 Points
A dense vibrant purple, aromas which simply leap from the glass. Generous in style, indeed opulent, with a seductive and soft texture, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. This will easily age and improve for eight to twelve years. Love it.
HATCH 2022 Barossa St John' Shiraz | 95 Points
Chris Hatcher knows a thing or two about Barossa shiraz and he’s drawn on all his experience to produce something special.
HATCH 2023 Eden Valley Flaxman's Riesling
Delightfully floral, with a twist of lime. This is an intense, precisely poised riesling that is long and racy. Near perfection.
HATCH 2023 Clare Valley Watervale Riesling | 95 Points
Excellent focus and impressive length with immaculate balance. This is elegant and finely perfumed. A superb Clare Riesling with ten to fifteen years of providing pleasure ahead of it, more in top cellars.
The name behind the label
After a long career at the helm of some of Australia’s favourite labels, I’m excited about making wines under my own label.
Having been called Hatch my whole career, it seemed only natural that would be the name on the label.
I’m enthusiastic about running my own business and being involved in every step of the journey to create these wines.
Together with my family, I’ve created fantastic wines that we enjoy drinking, and we think you will too.
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