Since 1980, the Leask family has been growing grapes in McLaren Vale; in 2011 with brothers Richard and Malcolm at the helm, Hither & Yon was born.
Meaning “here and over there” the brand name helps describe the rolling nature of the McLaren Vale landscape, the variability of the families seven vineyards spread across the region and even perhaps the slightly wayward nature of the brothers Leask themselves!
An ethos of slow down, sit back and enjoy has shaped their wine style; vineyard driven, vibrant, fruit forward wines. Black Angus beef, Fleurieu lambs and market garden vegetables are also bred, graze, and grow on the same landscape – creating a very healthy sustainable environment.
“Wine is a way to share what we do from land to table” says Malcolm, “always with food and friends”. It’s an experience they have enjoyed growing up with the wonderful Italian community in McLaren Vale. The regions warm coastal environment and free draining soils make it highly suitable for Italian varieties.
“We are searching for an Australian reflection of Aglianico and Nero d’Avola” says Richard, “but with good varietal integrity”.
With Hither & Yon, it’s all about a fresh and fun approach to the journey of growing and consuming wine.
Malcolm & Richard Leask
Hither & Yon