Our Prosecco is classified as “Brut” style which is the driest of sweetness levels made here, and the healthiest as it is lower sugar. It’s delightful, carefree but not careless. A lovely and fine glass of bubbles, beautifully suited to our coastal lifestyle here, don’t wait for a special occasion, if the sun’s out, chill a bottle and go for it.
Light green in colour with lively, persistent bubbles.
Attractive green pear and tropical fruits on the nose with a very food-friendly fresh palate.
Hand-picked early in vintage 2023, this was our first make of Fiano, so we have gone for a really lean and clean, classically simple style to express the place – chalky, and variety – citrus. Crunchy, fresh and light (only 11% abv) the sort of wine that sits comfortably chilled, with a platter of natural oysters on the table, the wine adding lemon and salinity, thirst-quenching.
15.5+, Max Allen, Jancis Robinson, October 2023: "First crop of Fiano at H&Y, made very simply: ambient-yeast cool ferment, ageing in stainless steel, bottled after nine weeks. That lovely varietal Fiano fragrance – a touch of green apple, citrus and handcream – then a little lean and cool, with a gentle rain of acidity on the tongue. Will fill out in bottle over the next couple of years.”
Our pretty little white just keeps on getting better, with the fruit for this wine being the first of the 2023 harvest handpicked for that super crisp dryness that you all seem to love.
With flavours of grapefruit, cucumber, dill, lemon barley, and tonic water. Clean, saline, briny, zesty, citrus fresh. Finishes long and cool with licks of talc and sea spray. Delicious, petit, fun!
Will go beautifully with Smoky Bay Oysters; salt & pepper tofu; almond frangipane and poached pear tart.
92 points, Winepilot, August 2023: https://winepilot.com/story/hither-yon/ ‘The beautifully named Muscat blanc à petits grains is the basis of the Petit Blanc, and I believe it’s the first time I’ve ever had this grape in a dry form (it’s regularly seen in the sweet French wines Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise and Muscat de Rivesaltes). Despite its tendency to make “grapey” wines, I found this to be much more aromatic than expected, with distinct orange blossom, lemon and wax characters, and delightful lychee and spice notes that developed with some air. The palate is very zippy, salty and silky, with a slight sourness, and it pairs nicely with cheese (provided it’s not too bitter), heightening the aromatics.
Reviews of 2022 Petit Blanc:
93 points, The Wine Front 2022, Mike Bennie: "Much drier, saltier and crunchy that the decent 2021, this feels a lot more Mediterranean in feel and style. It’s a muscat blanc, made dry, of course, and picked earlier and made to dry. Planted 1980s. It shows the variety calling cards of frangipani and general perfume but with sea spray, alpine herb and tonic water scents. Flavours echo this, it’s tingly, mouth-watering and super fresh with soaring drinkability. Citrusy fresh, briny, long and cool. Takes me to Sicily/Sardinia in a way. So delicious here.
Reviews of 2021 Petit Blanc:
91 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin: "While it is not on the label, this is straight up muscat à petits grains. Light-weight, beautifully aromatic and palpably dry, this is the sort of wine served as an apero while staring at the Mediterranean, from the Languedoc to the Côte d'Azur. Honey blossom, jasmine, musk, grape spice, dill and a rub of citrus unwind across a talcy palate. Delicious drinking."
90 points, James Suckling 2021, Nick Stock: "Aromas of cut grass, lemon juice and peel and fresh-picked sage make a fresh impression on the nose, as well as lychee and honey. The palate has a smooth, softly fleshy feel with pear pastry. Fresh finish."
Reviews of 2020 Petit Blanc: Mike Bennie, Winefront, 91 points: "What a fun thing from H&Y. And good thing. Cucumber, lemon squash, green herbs. Good scents. Lots of juicy, bouncy fun in the palate. More cucumber, lemon squash, Real Lemonade perhaps, some green apple. Zingy finish whips things tart and clean. Good times. Lots of personality and lots of drinkability."
91 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin MW, : "This is fun! Grapey and spicy. Think canned lychee, orange blossom and jasmine scents, all careening along talcy rails of chew and acid freshness. The finish is dry and has plenty of pucker. Drink with gusto."
Reviews of 2019 Petit Blanc: Adelaide Review 2020, Hot 100 Wines, Light Aromatic Wines: "An intriguing wine with a light aromatic lift, initial savoury aromas are followed by n, orange, and nashi pear. This wine is deliciously weighted with a pleasing phenolic grip and lovely acid".
Reviews of 2018 Petit Blanc:
90 points, James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion<: "Citrus and tropical fruit flavours are attractive enough, but the slippery-satiny nature of the texture here makes this pretty white wine enjoyable to say the least."
Reviews of 2017 Petit Blanc:
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, September 2017 www.winefront.com.au
"Made from Muscat Blanc a’ Petits Grains. I don’t recommend most white wines be served too chilled, but I think this style is best served with a bit of frost on it. Perfumed and musky, kind of light and briny too, with delicate flavour, mainly lemon and lemon barley. It’s got zip and freshness, a bit of fragrance, and it’s VERY easy to smash down with gay abandon. A wonderful wine for summer luncheons, and the like, preferably featuring a sea breeze. I like it, but it is what it is, and that, in this case, is a good thing. The simple things etc." 88 points.
Huon Hooke, November 2017, www.huonhooke.com "Pale almost water-white colour and a pungent muscat fruit aroma, which is clean as a whistle and appropriately fragrant. Passionfruit traces. The wine is surprisingly dry in the mouth, like a French muscat blanc sec. As such, it would make a good aperitif wine. A very good, if simple, varietal dry white." 89 points
James Halliday, 1 August 2018, www.winecompanion.com.au "The fact that its grape variety (muscat blanc à petit grains) might cause people to expect an off-dry wine is neither here nor there, hither or yon. It's fresh, delicate, crisp, dry and faintly lemony." 88 points
Greco is a fine, aromatic, firm, late ripening white from Campania in the south coast of Italy, we think it's very well suited to our environment. This is our first 100% varietal Greco and we are proud as punch!
This golden hued beauty boasts hints of straw, cashew nut, orange blossom, white jasmine and caraway on the nose, with the flavours of summer; a ginger, pear pastry and zesty lemon on the palate. Mouth-watering and perfect for warm weather and sharing with friends.
16.5++, Max Allen, Jancis Robinson, October 2023: "This, the first proper crop of Greco for Hither & Yon, was the last variety they picked in McLaren Vale in 2022 – and still had such high acid that they put the wine through malo and lees-stirred in old barrels for six months to build richness. Looks a little developed, quite golden in the glass (typical of Greco), with textural savoury layers, some mandarin-peel-like waxiness, a delicious combination of richness and underlying citrus cut that should develop in a really interesting way in bottle.”
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2023: "A new wine for H&Y, from vines planted in 2019, but gee, they are doing well. A few hours on skins and then into old wood for malo and lees stirring. Brassy colour. Nutty, saline, floral, tangerine and nashi pear. It’s spicy and offers dusty white pepper tannin, a little nutty/pastry richness, but plenty of juicy tangerine acidity, and a saline finish that’s refreshing and gently grippy. What a great debut. Highly recommended.”
Tony Love, InDaily, February 2023: "This wine comes specifically from Sand Road, the southern Italian variety clearly loving its new home. It’s gold to light orange toned, bright and shiny – not cloudy – and is all toast and butter, roasted nuts as well with a slice in there of mandarin peel. The standout here is the textural palate, minerally and tangy with fabulous mouth-watering pithy, peppery tannins. Virtually impossible to describe the finish as it’s impossible to resist a second glass. A wonderful surprise, and will change the white wine game for trad sauvignon or chardonnay drinkers.”