ATR Wines on why the Grampians is an important wine region

ATR Wines on why the Grampians is an important wine region

Give us the lowdown on what ATR Wines is all about.

Everything at ATR wines is done by hand, from pruning vines to blending small batches. Owner Adam Richardson has over 20 years of winemaking experience, having lived abroad before relocating to run the winery in 2016. His focus at ATR is on elegant, cool-climate wines.

How has the winery evolved since things began in 2005?

ATR’s catalogue of wine varieties has expanded a lot since the early days, where shiraz, riesling and durif were the main three grapes. Over the past ten years, Adam has planted a wide range of vines, some of which aren’t commonly seen in the Grampians region.

What’s your most popular drop at the moment?

Our Hard Hill Road Range is the most popular, but the most popular variety changes seasonally. At the moment, our 2018 Writers Block Riesling is selling like hot cakes, with hints of passionfruit and guava.

Are there any new wines you’re currently working on?

In April 2020 ATR Wines will be releasing a 2019 Hard Hill Road Nebiolo and a 2018 Hard Hill Road Petite Sirah. In 2021 ATR Wines are planning on releasing a 2019 Hard Hill Road Tannant too.

What makes the Grampians the perfect travel destination?

Even though it’s not the most famous Australian wine region, it is one of our most historic. Whether you’re a wine taster, outdoor explorer or food finder, the Grampians has an adventure waiting for you.

Visit the ATR Wines cellar door to try and buy your favourite new drop. You can also find their selection on the ATR website.