Wicks Estate is a family-owned and operated wine company producing hand crafted wines from their vineyard and state-of-the-art winery at Woodside. As a vertically integrated company, it controls the wine making process from vineyard to winery and farms following sustainable practices. The Adelaide Hills wine region is made up of approximately 70 kilometres of vineyards and is well known for its diverse topography, high altitude and cool climate.
The Wicks family has a long history in agriculture that started with an Orchard and Nursery at Highbury. In late 1999, they purchased the 54 hectare property at Woodside for its suitability for premium wine grape production. The vineyard was designed around the gentle undulating slopes studded with a number of ancient red gums and the Inverbrackie Creek that winds its course through the length of the property.
The Wicks family appointed Adam Carnaby as Chief Winemaker. Adam previously gained winemaking experience across Australia, beginning in the Yarra Valley, where he worked with pinot noir expert Tom Carson, then in Margaret River, with Xanadu Wines. Adam has gained winemaking experience across Australia, beginning in the Yarra Valley, where he worked with pinot noir expert Tom Carson, then in Margaret River, with Xanadu Wines. Most recently, Adam was chief winemaker at Seppelt Wines, in Great Western and his addition to the team will further build on Wicks Estate’s reputation as one of Adelaide Hill’s finest wine producers.