Hither & Yon
Blend a passion for creating exciting new wines, a healthy respect for the environment, an astute understanding of business, and a desire to make people happy, and you get Hither & Yon.
Established in 1980 by their parents, Richard and Malcolm Leask have shaken up the status quo, creating “a significant culture of change” in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. The brothers are futurists, embracing innovation and planting alternative varieties to attract a new generation of wine lovers while helping to save their part of the planet. Hither & Yon is South Australia’s first carbon-neutral certified winery.
Regenerative agriculture – “from grass to glass” – is the foundation of the Leask brothers’ philosophy toward producing award-winning wine and protecting the environment. Regenerative agriculture is a dynamic, holistic system emphasizing carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and soil nutrition as a way of conserving water and naturally nourishing the vines.
Sited on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, Hither & Yon’s estate vineyards lie in the cooler areas of McLaren Vale along the foothills. Their wines are an expression of the region’s complex geology, and the cool maritime influence of the Gulf of Saint Vincent. Varieties are selected based on their fitness for the environment, water conservation, and vineyard sustainability. The brothers are committed to habitat restoration for wildlife by planting native species and creating healthy corridors for birds and bees on their property.
Offering alternatives to the traditional wines grown in McLaren Vale is also good for business. The newer varieties appeal to younger wine drinkers who want lively, medium-bodied red wines.