The Smart vineyard is situated two kilometers south of Clarendon, some 230 meters above the Onkaparinga River. The dry grown Grenache bush vines were planted in 1921 by Frederick Alfred Smart, and are currently owned and managed by Fred’s son Bernie and grandson Wayne.

The site is home to some of the oldest geology in the region, with 750-million-year old laminated grey and green siltstone underlying the ironstone and loam topsoils of the vineyard.

Great attention and care is given to hand pruning the nearly 100-year-old vines, as is the timing of the hand picking, with fruit harvested at optimum ripeness and flavour profile according to the climate of the season.