Smidge Wines

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Smidge Wines is owned by Matt Wenk and wife Trish Callaghan. It was for many years an out-of-hours occupation for Matt; his day job was as winemaker for Two Hands Wines (and Sandow’s End). In 2013 Matt retired from Two Hands and plans to increase production of Smidge to 8000 dozen over the next few years. His retirement meant the Smidge wines could no longer be made at Two Hands and the winemaking operations have been moved to McLaren Vale, where Smidge is currently leasing a small winery. Smidge owns the vineyard in Willunga that provides the grapes for all the cabernet sauvignon releases and some of the McLaren Vale shiraz. The vision is to build a modern customised facility on the Willunga property in the not-too-distant future. The Magic Dirt wines are made from the same clone, in the same way, the purpose to show the impact of terroir on each wine. Pedra Branca wines are limited-quantity project wines, and St Brioc Wine Co. ( is Matt's newest label. Exports to the UK, the US, Korea and China. -JAMES HALLIDAY


At Smidge, we try to find the very finest parcels fruit and transform them into small volume, world class wines that show exceptional varietal and regional definition. At days end, our goal is to give those who really appreciate wine something that is singularly enjoyable, truly special and uniquely memorable.

Hand made…barrel selected.


Shiraz, Cabernet sauvignon, Fiano, Montepulciano, Grenache, Carignan, Saperavi, Sauvignon blanc

Cellar Door


The Smidge Wines Cellar Door is now open on the second weekend of every month. Come and meet Matt and Trish, taste the latest vintage and learn how wine is hand made and barrel selected!

Informal tastings available or more structured winery tours and barrel tastings

Bookings in advance are essential for barrel tastings. Please phone Matt on (08) 8272 0369 or email us.


The second weekend of every month or by appointment

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

South Australia:

Synthesize Wines Distributions
Matt Murray:  0447 556 510

Victoria and Tasmania:

Santé Wines
Contact: Krisdianne Shimmin
Tel: 03 9429 1990

New South Wales:

Combined Wines & Foods
Address: 70 Belmore Road North
Riverwood NSW 2210 Australia
Phone: (02) 9533 7955
Fax: (02) 9533 7966


Global Food & Wines
Contact Jamie Anderson
Mobile: 0427 025 949
Phone: 1300 362 673

International Sales Information


Representative: Mr Danny Bai
Beyond Wines
Phone:4000 778 315

UK and Europe:

Andrew Fullerton
UrbanVines Ltd
+44 (0)7801 753598


Smidge Wines logo
Winemaker Matt Wenk
Established 2004
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 4.1 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 2nd w'end of each month, 12–5
Address 150 Tatachilla Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone 0419 839 964