Hayes Family Wines
Hayes Family Wines
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Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Cellar Door is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10.30am-4.30pm. Tastings Monday-Wednesday by appointment. We've made modifications in the Cellar Door space to adhere to the latest SA government advice in regards to visitation and guest safety. Hayes Family Wines is a small family-owned wine producer that has grown from a passion for Barossa Valley wines. The combination of exceptional food, wine and the friendly community in the Barossa Valley led us to purchase an old vineyard on an established 15 acre block in the prime location of Stone Well on the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley. Our vineyards span the western and northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. All vineyard blocks are managed on organic and or biodynamic principles and are currently undergoing certification. Our vineyard blocks are typically dry grown with some blocks supported by drip irrigation. All blocks are hand pruned, hand picked and managed with extreme care and attention to detail.
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  • Linda N
    Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful organic winery
    We read the great reviews and spontaneously headed to this small organic winery which has the vibe of a family business. Niki, our host, was very friendly and had an extensive knowledge of the region and wines that we tasted which she customised to our personal tastes. We were even shown the working area where the wines were made, a bonus. If you are looking to get away from the tour buses and appreciate chemical free winemaking, I can highly recommend a visit to Hayes for a five star personalised experience.
    Hey Linda, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and Tim and tailoring a bespoke tasting to suit your personal taste and preferences. You choose to visit at a great time of the year, so it was awesome to take you behind the scenes, so you could see how Wine is actually made up at the Winery. Enjoy those beautiful wines you selected. Would love to host you again next time you're in the Barossa. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
    Written 26 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 25 April 2023
  • tracy r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun cellar door experience with Nicky
    One of the best most informative tastings we’ve had over 5 days; Nicky was amazing! Confident, funny, professional, knowledgeable and extremely entertaining, which was an awesome combination. Would thoroughly recommend a visit here.
    Hey Tracy, Thanks for leaving such a fubulous review of your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines and for recommending us so Highly. I absolutely loved Hosting you, Steve, Peter and Sharon and taking you all through our amazing range of wines. We'd love to see you all back in Cellar Door or at an event in Sydney. Cheers Niki Doherty Cellar Door Manager Hayes Family Wines
    Written 29 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • theroycenz
    Tauranga, New Zealand58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best wine tasting ever
    Excellent experience from opening the door and being greeted like old friends, through to the tasting and the amazing wines. Niki was awesome and adapted well to the various wine experience (from layman to enthusiast) of our group. I would highly recommend Hayes to anyone and will be back!!
    Hey Royce, At Hayes Family Wines, Strangers are just Friends we haven't met yet. Thank you for rating your Tasting Experience with 5 Stars. I loved catering to the diverse wine knowledge within your group and the great questions you all asked to increase your own wine knowledge and enjoyment of the exceptional wines I selected for you to try. Enjoy that Mataro and I'd love to see you back in Cellar Door next time you're visiting the Barossa. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
    Written 11 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 June 2023
  • alycia Martin
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% must visit
    I recently had the pleasure of visiting Hayes Family wine for a tasting experience with a group of 7 friends from Adelaide. The wine was very tasty and Nikki greeted us with genuine enthusiasm, making us feel immediately welcomed and comfortable. I would recommend visiting Hayes 1. To have the Nikki experience ! And the delicious wines and fortifieds of course! We learnt we are wine enthusiasts and can’t wait to bring my parents back (connoisseur) in the near future.
    Hey Alycia, The pleasure was all mine. It's people like you and your friends that make my job such a joy. Thanks for giving your tasting experience a 5 Star rating. I'm thrilled you enjoyed our exceptional wines and my down to earth hosting style. I'd love to host you again with your parents, you are welcome any time. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
    Written 11 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Tara
    Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cozy and Welcoming
    Wow what an incredible place. The wines have been created with such care and its clear the owners love what they do. On the subject of owners, Niki was our host and she was exceptional she was friendly and relateable. Communications in arranging the day was easy to do and they got back to me in no time. Niki was exceptionally knowledgable and tailored the experience to the type of group she had, which included both experienced and fully beginner wine tasters. Every single person left this tiny, family run winery feeling included and catered for. If you're looking for that special place to include in your Barossa trip, look no further than Hayes Family Wines.
    Hey Tara, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines and for giving it 5 Stars. I'm thrilled that everyone felt included and catered for on the day and that you all enjoyed what we offer our visitors. Enjoy those beautiful wines you have coming your way and I'd love to host you again next time you're visiting the Barossa. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
    Written 1 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 July 2023
  • SW
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our day at Hayes…fantastic!
    Sensational wine tasting with Niki from Hayes Family Wines. Her knowledge, experience and enthusiast description of each wine was engaging. We’re a novice wine group so Niki’s guidance on how to taste wine was welcomed, it lifted our experience to a comical level, but we all tried our best. We left knowing more about wine, and will definitely return and highly recommend visiting Hayes. Wine delivery was incredibly fast to Brisbane, excellent service and attention all round.
    Hey SW, Thanks for rating your overall experience with Hayes Family Wines as 5 Stars. It was my pleasure meeting and hosting you all and showing you how to assess and evaluate the wine in the Glass. Yes it did get rather comical, however I loved the enthusiasm you all displayed and how much you really got into it and enjoyed yourselves. We'd love the opportunity to host you again next time your in the Barossa. I hope the rest of your 60th Birthday celebrations were sensational. Cheers Niki Doherty Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • dic m
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Divine
    Nicky was fantastic! Friendly, knowledgeable and a amazing host! Helped us plan out the rest of our trip with fantastic recomendations. To top it all off - absolutly fantastic wines, the Bon Ami shiraz came home with us straight away and the block 15 and ancestor shiraz was divine, will be coming home with us as well. Thank you for making the trip excellent for us Nicky!
    Hey Richard, You are so welcome for the recommendations, I'm delighted you had an excellent time in the Barossa and got to experience everything the Valley offers, especially the amazing wine. Thanks for rating your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines with 5 Stars. From the minute you all walked in the door, I knew we were going to have a lot of fun. The Bon Ami, Block 15 and the Ancestor Vine Shiraz's are all exceptional and I have no doubt you'll enjoy them for years to come. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
    Written 10 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Dennis
    Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boutique winery that produces some outstanding stuff.
    We stumbled upon this small winery. Its cellar door is simple compared to some of the others we visited but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable tastings we experienced on this trip. Much of the credit goes to the bubbly and charming Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, who shared her intimate knowledge of Hayes wines with us. They have some outstanding Shiraz.
    Hey Dennis, Thank you for rating your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines with 5 Stars. I wholeheartedly agree with you, we do have some Outstanding Shiraz, especially The Marcus. I'm delighted you enjoyed your Shiraz focused tasting with me and found my hosting style to be charming. Happy travel's back to Singapore and enjoy your Beautiful Barossa Valley Shiraz's. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
    Written 10 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Hollis S
    Sydney, Australia28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous little winery with big bold fabulous wines
    My partner and I were visiting the Barossa for the first time on a small wine tour and Hayes was recommended as we asked for small wineries specifically. We had an absolutely fabulous experience here with Niki and the could tell the passion and care that was taken to craft such beautiful and unique wines. We can recommend this winery and the experience of tasting there, enough. Please add this to you list!
    Hey Hollis, I'm thrilled you enjoyed your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines. Thank you for rating it with 5 Stars. A great deal of care is taken with the making of our wines and as you tasted for yourself we have crafted some truly exceptional wines that are drinking beautifully now, as well as into the future. Your rating us highly goes a long way into supporting us to reach a bigger audience. Enjoy those lovely wines you selected. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
    Written 17 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • lcdug
    South Australia, Australia58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location, delicious wine and fantastic host
    Beautiful location, delicious wine and fantastic host. Niki took our group though beautiful tastings and she had selected some great options for us to try. We were able to take some fabulous photos on the property as well, and it was such an enjoyable experience. We weren't rushed and everyone left with some wine. Can't wait to enjoy them. Highly recommend stopping by Hayes.
    Hey Icdug, I'm thrilled you all enjoyed the delicious wines and the stunning setting of the Cellar Door. You ladies were all an absolute pleasure to meet and host yesterday. Thanks for giving your experience a 5 Star rating. You all chose some great wine to enjoy at home. I'd love to see you back in Cellar Door next time you're visiting the Barossa. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
    Written 26 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
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Andrew S
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Small boutique winery with high quality wines, completely delicious. My wife and I were very fortunate to have Steve all to ourselves, he did a superb job of looking after us and talking us through the wines. Absolutely worth a visit.
Written 5 April 2024
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Helen T
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Fabulous!! Please note: We took a non drinker to our tasting today and she enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Steve’s engaging narrative is both personal and professional. What a delightful way to spend an hour or so in this intimate and vineyard focused setting. And - we may have ordered a dozen - what fabulous wines! Congrats to the Hayes team.
Written 18 February 2024
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CarolVB237
Calgary, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We drove up without a reservation and we were treated so wonderfully! We did a tasting with Steven - and he was phenomenal! It is a small boutique winery that requires that everyone wears several hats! Steven explained the different blocks - their uniqueness and the resulting wines. We had an amazing time there - very unassuming and was an absolute gem of a finding! Had to order wine and port to take home - which Steven also made simple for us! A follow up email from the owner was really an extra touch of personalization that we found inspiring!
Written 24 January 2024
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jodie r
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Niki explained the wines with enthusiasm, knowledge and a humourous turn of phrase - well worth a visit !!
Written 27 August 2023
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Hey Jodie, You and your wonderful Family were an absolute joy to host. Thanks for rating your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines with 5 Stars. Welcome to the Wine Club too, its great having you be a part of what we do. Enjoy your Regional Selection of Wines. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
Written 27 August 2023
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lcdug
South Australia, Australia58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Beautiful location, delicious wine and fantastic host. Niki took our group though beautiful tastings and she had selected some great options for us to try. We were able to take some fabulous photos on the property as well, and it was such an enjoyable experience. We weren't rushed and everyone left with some wine. Can't wait to enjoy them. Highly recommend stopping by Hayes.
Written 26 August 2023
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Hey Icdug, I'm thrilled you all enjoyed the delicious wines and the stunning setting of the Cellar Door. You ladies were all an absolute pleasure to meet and host yesterday. Thanks for giving your experience a 5 Star rating. You all chose some great wine to enjoy at home. I'd love to see you back in Cellar Door next time you're visiting the Barossa. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
Written 27 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hollis S
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
My partner and I were visiting the Barossa for the first time on a small wine tour and Hayes was recommended as we asked for small wineries specifically. We had an absolutely fabulous experience here with Niki and the could tell the passion and care that was taken to craft such beautiful and unique wines. We can recommend this winery and the experience of tasting there, enough. Please add this to you list!
Written 12 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hey Hollis, I'm thrilled you enjoyed your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines. Thank you for rating it with 5 Stars. A great deal of care is taken with the making of our wines and as you tasted for yourself we have crafted some truly exceptional wines that are drinking beautifully now, as well as into the future. Your rating us highly goes a long way into supporting us to reach a bigger audience. Enjoy those lovely wines you selected. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
Written 18 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dennis
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We stumbled upon this small winery. Its cellar door is simple compared to some of the others we visited but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable tastings we experienced on this trip. Much of the credit goes to the bubbly and charming Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, who shared her intimate knowledge of Hayes wines with us. They have some outstanding Shiraz.
Written 10 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hey Dennis, Thank you for rating your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines with 5 Stars. I wholeheartedly agree with you, we do have some Outstanding Shiraz, especially The Marcus. I'm delighted you enjoyed your Shiraz focused tasting with me and found my hosting style to be charming. Happy travel's back to Singapore and enjoy your Beautiful Barossa Valley Shiraz's. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
Written 10 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dic m
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Nicky was fantastic! Friendly, knowledgeable and a amazing host! Helped us plan out the rest of our trip with fantastic recomendations. To top it all off - absolutly fantastic wines, the Bon Ami shiraz came home with us straight away and the block 15 and ancestor shiraz was divine, will be coming home with us as well.
Thank you for making the trip excellent for us Nicky!
Written 6 August 2023
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Hey Richard, You are so welcome for the recommendations, I'm delighted you had an excellent time in the Barossa and got to experience everything the Valley offers, especially the amazing wine. Thanks for rating your tasting experience at Hayes Family Wines with 5 Stars. From the minute you all walked in the door, I knew we were going to have a lot of fun. The Bon Ami, Block 15 and the Ancestor Vine Shiraz's are all exceptional and I have no doubt you'll enjoy them for years to come. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines.
Written 10 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

thewrens2013
Adelaide, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fabulous experience. Nikki is so passionate and knowledgeable and generous of her time.
Do yourself a favour and add this winery to your list. The wines are lovely and Nikki accommodates the experience to your palette.
Written 5 August 2023
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Hey The Wrens 2013, Thanks for leaving a 5 Star review of your experience at Hayes Family Wines. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the Wines, my hosting and the personalised, bespoke, tailored wine tasting experience. Thank you for the beautiful photos you added from your first visit as well. Truly Stunning. Enjoy your Wines. Cheers Niki Doherty, Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
Written 10 August 2023
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SW
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Sensational wine tasting with Niki from Hayes Family Wines. Her knowledge, experience and enthusiast description of each wine was engaging. We’re a novice wine group so Niki’s guidance on how to taste wine was welcomed, it lifted our experience to a comical level, but we all tried our best. We left knowing more about wine, and will definitely return and highly recommend visiting Hayes.
Wine delivery was incredibly fast to Brisbane, excellent service and attention all round.
Written 2 August 2023
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Hey SW, Thanks for rating your overall experience with Hayes Family Wines as 5 Stars. It was my pleasure meeting and hosting you all and showing you how to assess and evaluate the wine in the Glass. Yes it did get rather comical, however I loved the enthusiasm you all displayed and how much you really got into it and enjoyed yourselves. We'd love the opportunity to host you again next time your in the Barossa. I hope the rest of your 60th Birthday celebrations were sensational. Cheers Niki Doherty Cellar Door Manager, Hayes Family Wines
Written 4 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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