Lyndoch lies at the southern entrance to the Barossa valley and is characterised by thin, skeletal, alluvial soils and gently undulating hills. Due to its low elevation (200m above sea level) its ripening pattern is well ahead of that of the northern Barossa and the fruit is harvested early in the season. It is highly expressive with fragrant aromatics, great tension and impeccable balance.

Hillside  was established 1849 by the Springbett family. The first vines were planted in 1850 to Shiraz and Grenache and by 1860 two generations of the Springbett family had built a small winery, the second to be established in the region. Within a decade the property was a fully operation winery and cellar producing single estate wines, one of the first of its type in the Barossa Valley.

Vast and picturesque it contains some magnificent old vineyards that are a key source of premium quality fruit, along with new vineyard plantings, including heritage Barossa clones and a variety of red and white Rhone varieties.

Grenache grapes grown at our Hillside vineyard are typified by lifted aromatics and fine tannins.  The Old Shiraz vineyard is exceptional, providing richness and finesse to the RunRig assemblage each year.


Southern Barossa Valley




Shiraz, Grenache & Mataro, trial plantings of various Rhone red and white varieties


Shiraz planted 1850, Grenache planted 1948


84 acres


Rich red clay over limestone with a separating layer of ironstone intermixed with quartzite


Contour planting with both eastern and western facing slopes


RunRig, Hillside Grenache, Hillside Shiraz & Roussanne